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

Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs. This is a Pre-Academy session kicking off the 11th Annual Family Leadership Academy which runs from March 26-28, 2014. Note: Combo Packages (Pre-Academy & Family Leadership Conference) are available only through February 28, 2014.


The program will be held at:

Sheraton Uptown Hotel
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


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 Fees  
Parent $150
Professional $250
College Student $75

* This registration fee is for the March 25, 2014 Pre-Academy Session only. Click here to learn more about the three day Family Leadership Conference and it's fees.

Note: Combo Packages (Pre-Academy & Family Leadership Conference) are available only through February 28, 2014.

Registration includes Continental Breakfast, lunch, 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 and print the registration form.

Click here for the Family Leadership Conference flyer.

Click here for the exhibitor registration form.

Refund Policy: Registration refund requests must be made in writing and sent via snail mail, fax or email before March 1, 2014. Mail to: WJ Consulting, P.O. Box 3215, Gallup, NM 87305, or Fax 703-206-8884, or by email. The conference will not honor refund requests after the deadline.

Questions? Contact Wanda Johnson by telephone 703-200-3688, by fax 703-206-8884 or by email.


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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Click here for directions to the Sheraton Uptown Hotel.

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
(approximately 70 miles to hotel)


Santa Fe Municipal Airport
(approximately 23 miles to venue)

Accommodations

The Sheraton Uptown Hotel is offering a special rate of $93 per night plus 13% applicable tax for all rooms. Deadline to register to receive the discount is March 7, 2014.

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