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Wrightslaw Training: Federal and New York Special Ed Laws relating to Dyslexia and Autism
with Pete Wright, Esq.

Long Island, NY

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being co-sponsored by the Long Island Dyslexia Association and Eden II Programs. It is being held at the Touro Law Center. Attendance is limited to those who work or reside in New York.

The program will be held at:

The Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Program Description

A hands-on special education workshop designed to meet the needs of parents and professionals serving children and teens with disabilities. This program is specific to Federal and New York Special Ed Laws relating to dyslexia and autism. Note - The program begins at 8:00 am, has an abbreviated lunch, and ends at 3:00 pm.

One-day special education law and advocacy program focusing on the following topics:

· special education law, rights and responsibilities under IDEA (Section 1400 and 1401)
· ESY,LRE, Private Placements; Understanding Tests and Measurements (Section 1412)
· Evaluations, IEP’s, Procedural Safeguards, litigation, new DSM 5 and Legal Issues relating to Dyslexia and Autism (Section 1414,1415)
· Special Education Advocacy for Parents, Advocates and Parent’s Attorney

Agenda - * * * REVISED 10/16/2013 /// 7:30 am - 2:30 pm * * *

7:30-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast


  • IDEA History and Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:00-10:15 Break
  • Section 1412 ESY, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks
11:00-11:30 Working Lunch with Questions and Answers
  • 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: NY and 2nd Circuit Special Ed Caselaw
  • DSM 5 - Issues related to Autism and Dyslexia
  • Legal Issues relating to Autism and Dyslexia

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
1:00-1:15 Break

Special Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parent's Attorney

Legal, systemic and "school culture" obstacles

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
2:30-3:00 * * * DELETED - Questions and Answers * * * Program ends at 2:30!


Registration Fee   Walk-In
(if available)
Individual $225 $225
School group of three or more
Email for the Promotional Code
$200 each person  

Conference fee includes Continental Breakfast, boxed lunch and 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 mail-in registration form.

Credits: .6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference.

Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.

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

Special Needs Accommodations? Contact Dr. Concetta Russo by email or Marissa Bennett by email no later than September 30, 2013.

Questions? Contact Dr. Concetta Russo by telephone 631-261-7441, by fax 631-224-1711 or by email.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Click here for directions to The Touro Law Center.


Parking is available free at the student parking lot.


Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)
(approximately 9 miles to venue)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
(approximately 45 miles to venue)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
(approximately 38 miles to venue)


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