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Wrightslaw From Emotions To Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.

Mansfield, OH

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, brought to you by State Support Team 7, and the North Central Ohio Parent Mentors.


The program will be held at:

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center
890 West 4th Street
Mansfield, OH 44906

Program Description

You will learn:

  • Using the Bell Curve to understand your child's strengths and needs
  • Using a Parent Agenda
  • 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.

Agenda

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-10:00 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
10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:30 p.m.
  • Obstacles to Success, Resolving Parent/School
  • Conflicts, Emergency, Crisis, Help
  • Evaluations and Your Child's Disability
  • Tests and Measurements 101
11:30-12:15 p.m. Lunch is on your own
12:15-1:45 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
1:45-2:00 p.m.

Break

2:00-3:00 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
3:00-3:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

Registration

There is no registration fee for this conference. Lunch is on your own.

Registration includes, coffee, and three books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

Parents may begin registering for this event beginning January 10, 2011.

Other interested participants may begin registering March 10, 2011.


Download and distribute the Save-the-Date flyer.

Online registration is not available.

Scholarship Information:
Scholarships are available upon request.

Cancellations: No shows will not receive the three conference books.

Questions? Contact Kate Kandel by telephone 419-747-4808.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Click here to access directions to the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

Port Columbus International Airport
(56 miles to Mansfield)


Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
(57 miles to Mansfield)

Accommodations

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