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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq.
Edmond (Oklahoma City Area), Oklahoma

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program, is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center and Partners in Education Advocacy and it's FREE* for parents, family members, and individuals who work with children with disabilities and are residents of Oklahoma. Speaker Pete Wright.

The program will be held at:

University of Central Oklahoma
Constitution Hall

100 N University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

Program Description

One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

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

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30

Introductions

  • IDEA History and Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00
  • Section 1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion, Private Placements, Statewide Assessments
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-2:30
  • Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs
  • Section 1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation, Due Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA
  • NCLB No Child Left Behind
  • Litigation: Special Ed Caselaw
  • S.M.A.R.T. IEPs
  • Special Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parent’s Attorney
  • Legal, systemic and “school culture” obstacles to compliance with IDEA-04

The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert

  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
  • How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Tactics and Strategies
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Private Evaluations
  • Paper Trails
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Preparation for Meetings
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


* Registration is FREE
to parents, family members, and individuals who work with children with disabilities and are residents of Oklahoma. Out of state registrants are welcome, but will be charged for the cost of the books ($65)
.

Registrants will receive three books: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEP's and Understanding Your Child's Test Scores CD Rom.

Download the Save-the-Date flyer.

Download the registration form for in-state.
Download the registration form for out-of-state.

Credits: 6 CLE (continuing legal education) credits are pending and 6 LPC's (licensed professional counselors) credits will be available. Certificate of attendence will be available.

Questions? Please call the Oklahoma Disability Law Center at (405) 525-7755.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N University Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034.

The University of Central Oklahoma is in Edmond, Oklahoma, on the northern edge of Oklahoma City. To get to the University, take Second Street in Edmond to Garland-Godfrey and turn right. Follow the signs to visitor parking.

Click here for a map of the campus.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Free parking will be available in the visitors' parking lot at the University Center.

Airports

Will Rogers World Airport
7100 Terminal Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-0937
Approx. 30 minutes from conference location
.

Restaurants

There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from in the area.

Accommodations

There are many hotels in the area, here are just a few:

Broadway Suites

1305 South Broadway

Edmond, OK

(405) 341-6068 or (800) 200-3486

1.6 miles to University


Holiday Inn Express
3840 East 2nd Street

Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 844-3700

Hampton Inn

300 Meline

Edmond, OK

(405) 844-3037 or (800) HAMPTON

2.3 miles to University


Best Western
2700 East 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 216-0300

   

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