Baystate Health Education Center
361 Whitney Ave.
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
On or Before January 31, 2012
|Family Member of Child with Disabilites
|Professional (includes CEU's)
Click here to register online.
Click here to download the printable registration form.
registration fee includes Continental Breakfast, lunch and three books,
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 (12 contact hours) CEU (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference.
Scholarships: Limited scholarships available for members of the Down Syndrome Resource Group only.
Refund Policy: You must contact the sponsors within 14 days prior to event to receive 50% of registration fee.
contact Tanya Wheeler by email.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Click here for directions to the Baystate Health Education Center.
There is free surface parking. Park in the upper level of the parking lot which is closest to the Education Center.
Bradley International Airport
(Airport is approximately 19 miles to venue)
Homewood Suites by Hilton is offering a special room rate of $101 per night. The hotel is directly next to the conference venue. Call 1-800-CALL-HOME. Please ask for the "Wrightslaw Training Group" in order to receive the discounted room rate. All reservatons must be received by March 5, 2012. If registering online, please visit the Homewood Suites site. First choose your arrival and departure dates. The Group Code for the special rate is WLT.
Click here for other accommodations near the conference venue.
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.