Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
WV, April 16-17, 2013
This two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being sponsored by the West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
The program will be held at:
Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West
400 Second Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:
- New requirements
for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
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 Behind
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|
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97) and the Reauthorized IDEA
1400: Findings & Purposes
1412: Catchall Statute Least Restrictive Environment
ESY, Notice, Statewide Assessments
Progress: Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve Demo: How to Chart Test
1414: Evaluations, Consent
Educational Programs (IEPs)
1415: Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeal, Discipline
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
by March 15, 2013
|Late Registration Extended to
April 10, 2013
|Couple/Two individuals from same household *
|Professional (includes units/credits)
* Couples receive one set of books.
Click here to register online. Registration Closed
Download the brochure and registration form.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon
refreshments on both days.
Registrants will receive three books, valued at $65
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.
WVA will accept registrations until April 10, 2013 OR until the program is full.
Credits - 1.2 CEUs for Educators, 14.4 CLE's for Attorneys and 12 CEUs for Social Workers have been approved for this conference.
Refunds - Cancellation requests until April 1, 2013 will be honored and will be refunded less a $30 administrative fee. Cancellation requests from April 2 through April 12, 2013 will be honored and will be refunded less a $75 administration fee.
Financial Assistance - Stipend funds are being made available to parents and family members of school age children with developmental disabilities through funds from the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council.
Accommodations - If you are a person with a disability and require acommodations, please let us know as soon as possilbe, but no later than April 1, 2013.
Contact West Virigina Advocates,
Inc by telephone 304-346-0847, or by email.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West, 400 Second Avenue SW, South Charleston, WV 25303.
From the North:
I-77S/I-79S to I-64 West toward Huntington, go 4 miles to Exit 56-Montrose
Drive Exit, go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear
to the right again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go
straight and the Ramada will be one block on your left.
From the South:
I-77 North to I-64 West, go 3 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit,
go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right
again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight
and the Ramada will be one block on your left.
From the East:
I-64 West towards Huntington, take Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right
at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again,
following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and
the Ramada will be one block on your left.
From Yeager Airport:
Take exit to airport and follow road. It will turn into Greenbrier street
at intersection, stay right at intersection and follow the signs for
downtown Charleston. Take I-77N/I-64West until the two intestates split.
Follow I-64, go 3 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right at
light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again, following
Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and the Ramada
will be one block on your left.
is free and available onsite.
100 Airport Road
Charleston, WV 25311
(Approximately 9.2 miles to conference location)
Complimentary local area shuttle provided by the hotel.
Huntington Tri State Airport (HTS)
1449 Airport Road
(Approximately 58 miles to conference location)
Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West
400 Second Avenue SW
Charleston, WV 25303
Front Desk (304) 744-4641
The sponsors have secured a reduced room rate of $94 per night. Use the group code WA1 when making
your reservations. Cut-off date for special rate is April 1, 2013. Registrants are responsible for handling their own hotel reservations unless approved for a stipend.
For a list of local hotels click
the West Virginia Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information
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.