Kent ISD Educational Service Center Lot # 11
2930 Knapp NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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
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
||Registration and light breakfast
History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive, Private Placements
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent Ethics, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
|| Lunch is on your own
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
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
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Special Ed Caselaw
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 a light breakfast and refreshments and two Wrightslaw books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
Click here to register online.
Download and share the conference flyer and registration form.
Credits: 6 State Continuing Education Clock Hours will be available for a $5 fee made payable at the conference. Cash only.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available for DSAWM members. Please contact the sponsors.
Refund Policy: Registration fees are non-refundable.
Accommodations: If you need special accommodations, please contact Lacey Charboneau by October 15, 2014 by email at lacey |@| dsawm.org or call 616-956-3488.
Questions? Contact the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan by email at lacey |@| dsawm.org or call 616-956-3488.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Click here for the location maps for the Kent ISD Campus.
Parking is free.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
(approximately 12 miles to venue)
For a list of local hotels, please click here.
the Michigan 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.
Wrightslaw Seminars & Training