Casino del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center
5655 West Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
A day-long hands-on special education workshop designed to meet the needs of parents and professionals serving children and teens with disabilities.
Topics: IDEA history and overview, special education and related services, child find, least restrictive environment, extended school year, mainstream, inclusion, understanding tests and assessments, procedural safeguards, Section 504, prior written notice, and IEPs.
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
History and Overview
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive
Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion, Private Placements,
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
Mediation, Due Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age
504, ADA, FERPA
No Child Left Behind
Special Ed Caselaw
Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parents
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
the Master Plan
the Rules of the Game
and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
of the Childs File
of Adverse Assumptions
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
includes Continental Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and three books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw:
All About IEPs.
||On or before
October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013
Click here to register online.
Click here to register and pay by check or money order.
Download and distribute the Save the Date flyer.
Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference.
Scholarships: Limited amount of discounted rate scholarships will be available on a first come first serve basis. Contact the sponsors for more information.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here for sponsorship information.
Refund Policy: No refunds are available after October 21, 2013.
Reasonable Accommodations? Sign language interpreter, vegetarian meal, gluten free meal, Verbal Spanish translation (all print materials/resources are only available in English), other upon request.
Questions? Contact the Autism Society of Greater Tucson by email or call 520-770-1541.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Click here for directions to the Casino del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center.
Parking is free at the venue. Valet parking is available.
Tucson International Airport (TAA)
(approximately 9 miles to venue)
The Autism Society Greater Tucson has negotiated a special rate for the conference attendees. Room rates of $119 plus tax per night for two queen beds or one king bed. This rate is good for reservations made on or before October 25, 2013. The block of rooms may fill up, so register early to receive the discount. Check in time 4 pm, check out is 11 am. Click here for more information.
the Arizona Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
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.
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