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

Santa Clarita, CA

(30 miles North of downtown Los Angeles)

Friday, May 10, 2013

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by H & H Associates.


The program will be held at:

Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
University Center

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355


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

8:00-9:00 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
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

Registration Fee Early Bird
thru
March 11, 2013
Regular
thru
May 9, 2013

At Door
(If Available)
Individual $175 $200 $225

Conference includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and parking. Also, three books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

Click here for online registration.

Download the printable registration form.

Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) and 6 CLE's (continuing legal education) credits have been approved for this conference. Credits/Units are included with your conference fee.

Scholarships: Conference fees may be covered by Regional Center. Contact the sponsors for additional information.

Refund Policy: Refunds are available thru March 30, 2013 less a $30 processing fee. Registrants may appoint a substitute.

Questions? Contact the sponsors by email, telephone 661-362-0704 or fax 661-362-0701.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Click here for directions to the University Center at the College of the Canyons.

Parking

Parking is included in the registration fee. Registrant will receive a parking voucher.

Airports

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
(approximately 40 miles to venue)


Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
(approximately 25 miles to venue)


Note:
Metrolink offers light rail service to Santa Clarita with local bus connections to College of the Canyons.

Accommodations

For a list of local hotels click here.

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