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

Temecula, CA

Friday, November 21, 2014


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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by the AOTS Group.

The program will be held at:

Pechanga Resort and Casino
Grand Ballroom
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

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
  • 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.


8:00-9:00 Registration


  • IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
  • Section 1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs
  • S.M.A.R.T. IEPs
  • Section 1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, NLCB
  • Charter Schools, Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epi-Pens
  • Recent Cases - IDEA, 504 and ADA
  • USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
  • Legal, systemic and “school culture” obstacles to compliance with IDEA-04
  • Litigation: Special Ed Caselaw

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
  • 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 Fee

Individual $225
Law Students $175
Attorney (includes CLE's) $250
At the Door - If available $250

Conference includes a 3 course plated lunch, beverages and four Wrightslaw books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.

Click here to register online. Sold Out!

Download and share the registration form.

Download and share the conference flyer.

Credits: CLE (continuing legal education) credits have been approved for 6.0 hours. CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for 0.6 credits.

Scholarships: Please email eventmgmt |at| aotsgroup.com for details.

Refund Policy: Please note that the conference fee is non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another individual until November 20, 2014 with prior notification to AOTS Group at eventmgmt |at| aotsgroup.com.

Accommodations: Contact AOTS Group no later than November 11, 2014 if you require special dietary needs.

Questions? Contact AOTS Group by telephone 951-251-4437, fax 951-667-3477, email: theresa |at| aotsgroup.com or by mail: AOTS Group, Attn: Theresa Sester, 41593 Winchester Road, Suite 200, Temecula, CA 92590.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations


Click here for directions to the Pechanga Resort and Casino.


Parking is free.


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
(approximately 94 miles to venue)

San Diego International Airport (SAN)
(approximately 62 miles to venue)


The Pechanga Resort and Casino is offering a special rate of $199 per night. Special amenities with group reservation includes: Complementary health club, complementary valet parking, complinentary wireless internet, and no resort fees. Make reservations directly through Pechanga by calling 888-732-4264 or register online. Use the Group Code SWL1114 whe registering. Attendees must identify themselves as part of the Wrightslaw Special Education Conference or Group Code SWL114. The reservations cutoff date is Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

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