Valley State University
Robert C. Pew Campus
301 W Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care
providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding
special education. The program is not disability specific.
History and Overview
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion,
Private Placements, Statewide Assessments
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation,
Due Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
504, ADA, FERPA
No Child Left Behind
Special Ed Caselaw
Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parents Attorney
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
the Master Plan
the Rules of the Game
and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
of the Childs File
of Adverse Assumptions
- Paper Trails
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
or Before Dec. 31, 2009
- CEU's included
Couples receive one set of books. The couples pricing option is
designed to support families by offering a reduced price to married
couples or partners raising a child with disabilities. If you do
not fit this description, please register as an individual or educator.
fee includes box lunch. Registrants will also receive two books
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
and share the brochure.
Click here to register online.
.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this
Attendee cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked
by March 15, 2010. Cancellations before March 15 will be assessed
a $25 processing fee. We will not make any refunds to cancellations
after March 15, 2010. Refunds will be processed within 4 weeks after
Conference cancellation due to weather or unforeseen circumstances
- conference will be rescheduled and all registrations honored at
the future event. We do not guarantee location of the event other
than a Saturday conference in the Grand Rapids area sometime in
2010. If the conference is not rescheduled in 2010, attendees will
get a 70% refund.
Questions? Contact Jennifer
Hendrick by telephone 616-395-3222 or by email.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Detroit/Lansing: take I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway)
to the Ottawa Street exit #77. Follow Ottawa Street and continue to
Fulton Street. Turn right at Fulton Street, Continue for one block,
passing beyond the US-131 overpass to our campus. Detroit is approximately
158 miles from the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and Lansing is
approximately 67 miles from here.
Kalamazoo: take US-131 North to the Pearl Street Exit, #85B. Turn
left onto Pearl Street and proceed one block beyond the US-131 overpass
to our campus. Kalamazoo is approximately 50 miles from our Grand Rapids
Northern Michigan: take US-131 south to the Pearl Street exit, #85B.
Turn right on Pearl Street for one block to the Robert C. Pew Grand
Rapids Campus. Traverse City is approximately 139 miles from the Grand
Chicago: take I-94 East to I-196/US-31 (Exit 34) at Benton Harbor.
Take I-196 toward Grand Rapids to US-131 south. Take US-131 south to
Pearl Street exit (keep to the right of the on-ramp to US-131 as this
becomes the off-ramp for Pearl Street). Turn right on Pearl Street for
one block to the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Approximately 176
miles from Chicago.
Michigan is in the Eastern time zone.
for a map of campus parking.
for the layout of the Eberhard Center's Second Floor.
R. Ford Airport (GRR)
(approximately 30 minutes to the Eberhard
Inn (Holiday Inn as of 12/09)
310 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Mention Wrightslaw Conference to receive a special per
night rate of $101 (plus tax). Register before February 26,
2010. Free parking and walking distance to the venue.
For a complete list of local hotels click here.
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
The State Yellow
Pages has many useful resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic
tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys and others
who help parents get services for their children.
If you provide a service,
sign up to be listed on the Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.
Wrightslaw Seminars & Training