Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is
being sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia Advocates for Students with Disabilities Committee.
The program will be held at:
State Bar of Georgia Auditorium
104 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four
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
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,
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
Lunch is on your own.
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
Mediation, Due Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age
504, ADA, FERPA
No Child Left Behind
Special Ed Caselaw
Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parents
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
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
Registration fee is $100 per person. There are a limited number of seats available, so register NOW! When the maximum number of registrants is reached, registration will be closed.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
the East on I-20: Take the Windsor-Spring Exit. Turn right on
Spring Street. Turn right on Marietta Street.
the West on I-20: Take the Windsor-Spring Exit. Turn left on Spring
Street. Turn right on Marietta Street.
the South on 75-85: Take Andrew Young International Boulevard
Exit. Turn left on Andrew Young International Boulevard. Turn left
on Centennial Parkway. Turn left on Marietta Street.
the North on 75-85: Take Williams Street Exit. Turn right on Andrew
Young International Boulevard. Turn left on Centennial Parkway. Turn
left at Marietta Street.
Marta: Five Points Station: Exit the train station heading towards
Peachtree Street. Turn left out of the station onto Peachtree Street.
Follow Peachtree Street to Marietta Street. Turn left on Marietta
Street. Follow Marietta Street for four blocks.
Parking in attached garage is free for Georgia licensed attorneys. Rate is $2 per hour for others. More reasonable parking lots are located nearby. Facillity is downtown and accessible by MARTA (both trains and buses).
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
(approximately 20 miles to venue)
Click here for a list of nearby accommodations.
the Georgia 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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