Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, with an assist from Northern Virginia expert, Ruth Heitin, is being sponsored
by the Arlington Special Education PTA.
The program will be held at:
KUSCO - Korea Business Center Building
1952 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
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.
||Registration and Morning Refreshments
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
On or Before
April 19, 2011
Click here to register online.
Download and distribute the conference flyer.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
here for directions to the venue.
Parking is free.
Dulles International (IAD)
miles to venue)
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
20 miles to venue)
here 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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