C. Boggs International Conference Center
The University of New Orleans
2045 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 152
New Orleans, LA 70122
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
Registration is free for Louisiana
parents and professionals
working directly with the school system. There is a $75 fee for out
of state registrants and professionals not directly affiliated with
the school system.
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Lunch will be provided. Registrants will also receive three books
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and
All About IEPs.
Credits: CEUs (continuing education
units) will be available at the conference for an additional $9 fee.
6 CLE (continuing legal education) credits have been approved and
will be available at the conference for an additional $25 fee.
Questions? Contact Donnica
Conway-Strawder or Carol Calix
by telephone 504-943-0343 or 877-243-7352, by fax 504-940-3242 or
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
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directions to the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center.
Parking is free.
(approximately 16 miles to venue)
for local accommodations.
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.
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