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Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training
with Pat Howey, Paralegal and Advocate

Boulder, Colorado, October 2, 2010

From Emotions to Advocacy, a Wrightslaw training program with Pat Howey, is being sponsored by the Autism Society of Boulder County.

The program will be held at:

A Spice of Life Event Center
Flatirons Golf Course
5706 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80303

Program Description

In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), parent advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school.

You will learn:

  • how to assess your child's strengths and needs
  • how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
  • how to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
  • how to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
  • how to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team

Wrightslaw 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.


8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:30 a.m. Introductions
  • Section 1: Getting Started
  • Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
  • Taming the Paper Trail
  • Goals and Strategies for the Advocate
  • The Parent as Project Manager
  • Advocacy 101: Learning the Rules of the Game
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 p.m.
  • Obstacles to Success, Resolving Parent/School
  • Conflicts, Emergency, Crisis, Help
  • Evaluations and Your Child's Disability
  • Tests and Measurements 101
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch - provided by A Spice of Life Catering
1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • The Bell Curve
  • Charting Test Scores
  • Smart IEPs
  • Overview of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • No Child Left Behind
2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-4:00 p.m.
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Taming the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
  • IEP Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
  • Putting it all together
4:00-4:30 p.m. Questions and Answers


Registration Fees
Early Bird
July 1-July 31, 2010
August 1, 2010
Professional *

* Includes .6 CEU (continuing education units)

Click here to register online.

Download the printable registration form.

Download and share the conference flyer

Your registration includes morning beverages, catered lunch, and a copy of Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($19.95 retail value).

Refund Policy: No refunds are available.

Contact the Autism Society of Boulder County by phone 720-272-8231, by fax 866-826-3995 or email.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early! Space is limited - don't miss out! Register today!

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Please click here for directions from MapQuest.


Parking is free.


Denver International Airport (DIA)
(31 miles to the conference location)


Hyatt Summerfield Suites
13351 West Midway Blvd.

Broomfield, Colorado 80020

720-890 4811

Special rates of $149 per night, excluding taxes. Ask for ASBC Wrightslaw conference rate.

Courtyard by Marriott
948 W Dillon Road
Louisville, CO 80027


Courtyard by Marriott
4710 Pearl East Circle
Boulder CO 80301

Holiday Inn Express
1355 Dry Creek Drive
Longmont, CO 80503


For a list of local hotels click here.

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