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

Redding, CA

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by Win River Casino and C.H.E.A.R. (Child Help Educational Advocacy Relations).

The program will be held at:

Win River Casino
2100 Redding Rancheria Road
Redding, CA 96001

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
  • 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.


8:00-9:00 Registration and Morning Refreshments


  • IDEA History and Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
  • 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
  • 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 - Afternoon snack will be provided
  • 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 Fees Early Bird
February 16, 2013
Individual $60 $75
Couple* $95 $110

* Couples receive one set of books.

Registration deadline extended to Midnight, Monday March 11, 2013.

Walk-In (individual only) $100 upon availability. Lunch will be on your own.

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

Click here to register online.

Download the printable registration form.

Download and distribute the conference information flyer.

Credits: 6 CLE's (continuing legal credits) and 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been appoved for this conference. The $13 CEU and $25 CLE fee are made payable at the conference. 6 credits for LMFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences have been approved. 6 contact hours of continuing education credits for RN's as required by the Californiai Board of Registered Nursing have been approved. Both are an additional fee of $25.

Scholarships: Please contact the sponsor for information.

Refund Policy: All sales are final, non refundable. Registrants may appoint a substitute.

Exhibitor Information: Click here if you are interested in exhibiting at this conference.

Accommodations: If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations, please contact the sponsors no later than February 16, 2013.

Questions? Contact C.H.E.A.R. by telephone 530-710-8987, fax 530-221-8089 or by email.

Note: If you are interested on how you can support this conference, please click here!

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Click here for directions to the Win River Casino.


Parking is free.


Redding Municipal Airport (RDD)
(approximately 20 minutes to venue)


The Hilton Garden Inn Redding Hotel is offering a group room rate of $109 per night for March 15-16, 2013 only. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 530-226-5111, 1800-Hiltons, or via website. Reservations can be made through February 22, 2013. Enter Code Wright1 to receive the special room rate. Once this date passes, the group rate is no longer available.

Click here for the directions to the Hilton Garden Inn Redding Hotel.

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