Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
West Virginia, April 20-21, 2011
(Midway between Charleston, WV and Morgantown, WV off Interstate 79)
two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp,
training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being sponsored by West
Virginia Advocates, Inc.
The program will be held at:
940 Resort Drive
Roanoke, WV 26447
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004
requirements for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental
requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process
Complaint Notice” and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”
will learn about requirements in No Child Left
and research based instruction
rights and options
will also learn how to:
tests and measurements to measure progress
tactics and strategies for effective advocacy
1: Special Education Laws
and Continental Breakfast
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97) and
the Reauthorized IDEA of 2004
1400: Findings & Purposes
1412: Catchall Statute Least Restrictive
ESY, Notice, Statewide Assessments
Progress: Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve Demo:
How to Chart Test Scores
1414: Evaluations, Consent
Educational Programs (IEPs)
1415: Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Procedural
Safeguards Notice, Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeal,
504: Discrimination, Retaliation, Damages
and Homework Assignment
2: SMART IEPs, NCLB, Advocacy Strategies
Law, Tests & Measurements, Bell Curve
Child Left Behind: Reading, Research Based Instruction
Right to Know
Strategies, Crisis Management
to Successful Advocacy
of Adverse Assumptions
of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
Paper Trails & Letters
Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
by March 15, 2011
by April 8, 2011
|2 Members from the same household (1 set of books)
|Professional (with credits)
Click here to register online.
registration includes continental breakfast and lunch, break refreshments,
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, Second Edition and Wrightslaw:
All About IEPs ($63.00 combined retail value).
Credits: 1.2 CEUs for Educators; 12 CEUs for Social Workers; 14.40 MCLEs for Attorneys have been approved.
CEU's (continuing education units) are pending.
Scholarships: Stipend funds are
available for school age children with developmental disabilities and
parents/guardians of school age children with developmental disabilities.
This funding is provided by a grant from the WV Developmental Disabilities
Council. Applications to request these funds will become available after
January 2011. For children and parents with other disabilities or mental
illness, scholarship funds are pending at this time.
Accommodations: If you are a person
with a disability and require an accommodation to fully participate
in this conference, please let us know as soon as possible, but no later
than April 1, 2011.
Photo/Media Disclaimer: Registrants
agree to appear in photographs taken at the Wrightslaw conference and
understand that representatives of the news media may be present. Registrants
understand that photos taken during the conference may be used for news,
publicity or general information purposes and may be seen by the general
Other Info: For the safety and comfort
of those with chemical and environmental illnesses and sensitivities,
please refrain from using any perfumed grooming products such as scented
soaps, deodorants, perfumes, and/or colognes.
contact Brittany Given at WV Advocates by calling 1-800-950-5250 or
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
here for directions to the Stone Wall Resort.
is included for both overnight and day guests.
Central WV Airport
(Airport is approximately 45 minutes to venue)
Morgantown Municipal Airport
(Airport is approximately 1.25 hrs to venue)
(Airport is approximately 1.5 hrs to venue)
Pittsburgh International Airport
(Airport is approximately 2 hrs to venue)
Single Occupancy Rate $135 + tax per night
Double Occupancy Rate $84 per person + tax
Triple Occupancy Rate $70 per person + tax per night
Quadruple Occupancy Rate $58.50 per person + tax per
Use group code 322417 or WV
Advocates and book by March 1, 2011 to receive these
special rates. For reservations call 1-888-278-8150.
Note: These rates are available
for April 19, 20 and 21. This includes hotel room, dinner in Stillwaters
Restaurant, parking, admission to the park, local telephone calls,
Internet access, and use of resort equipment, including fitness
equipment, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, paddle boats,
canoes, Kayaks, Mountain bikes, excursion boat, and basic fishing
the West Virginia
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.