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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.

San Diego, CA


Friday, February 1, 2013

* * * Sold Out @ 250 on December 17! * * *

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

The program will be held at:

The Catamaran Resort and Spa
3999 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109


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

7:30-9:00 Registration and morning refreshments - Exhibits Open
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 - Exhibits Open
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 - Exhibits Open
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 - Exhibits Open
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

Registration Fee
After November 14, 2012
Individual $150 $175

Conference fee includes morning refreshments, catered banquet-style lunch and three books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

This Conference is Sold Out! Please email the San Diego Autism Society to be put on a wait list. The wait list is now CLOSED. Take a look at other Wrightslaw conferences in the state of California.

Credits: .6 CEU's (continuing education units) through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education and 6 CLE's (continuing legal credits) through the State Bar of California have been approved for this conference.

Scholarships: Current members of the San Diego Autism Society can apply for Stauffer Grants for partial or full scholarships through our website. Funding may be available for clients served by the Regional Centers in California. Attendees should contact their Regional Center Service Coordinator.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given after January 1, 2013.

Exhibitor Information: If you are interested in exhibiting at the event please email.

Questions? Contact the Autism Society by email, by calling 858-715-0678, by faxing 858-712-1510 or by mailing the San Diego ASA, P.O. Box 420908, San Diego, CA 92141-0908.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Click here for directions to the Catamaran Resort and Spa.

Parking

Parking for attendees who are not a guest of the Catamaran will be $5 for the day.

Airports

San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field (SAN)
(approximately 9 miles to venue)


Accommodations

The Catamaran is offering a 15% room discount to those who mention they are attending the Wrightslaw conference and reference the sponsor, the San Diego Autism Society. Interested parties must call the toll free number 800-422-8386 and register by phone. Online registration will not receive the discount.

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