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Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training
with Pat Howey, Paralegal and Advocate

Little Rock, AR

Friday, March 20, 2015


Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pat Howey, is being sponsored by Arkansas Disability Coalition.

The program will be held at:


Geyer Springs First Baptist Church
12400 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72210

Program Description

In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), parent advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school.

You will learn:

  • how to assess your child's strengths and needs
  • how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
  • how to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
  • how to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
  • how to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team

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 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:30 a.m. Introductions
  • Section 1: Getting Started
  • Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
  • Taming the Paper Trail
  • Goals and Strategies for the Advocate
  • The Parent as Project Manager
  • Advocacy 101: Learning the Rules of the Game
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 p.m.
  • Obstacles to Success, Resolving Parent/School
  • Conflicts, Emergency, Crisis, Help
  • Evaluations and Your Child's Disability
  • Tests and Measurements 101
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • The Bell Curve
  • Charting Test Scores
  • Smart IEPs
  • Overview of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • No Child Left Behind
2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-4:00 p.m.
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Taming the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
  • IEP Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
  • Putting it all together
4:00-4:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

Registration

Registration Fee Regular
Individual $40
Professional $75

Click here to register online.

Download the registration form.

Download and share the conference flyer.

Your registration fee includes a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and copies of Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($21.90 retail value).

Credits: CEU's (continuing education units) through the University Missouri-Kansas City School of Education have been approved. There is a $12 fee and can be paid on conference day.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for parents. Contact the sponsors for information.

Questions?
Contact Lynne McAllester by telephone 501-614-7020 or email lynne.mcallester | at | adcpti.org or Wanda Horton by telephone 501-614-7020 or email wanda.horton | at | adcpti.org

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early! Space is limited - don't miss out! Register today!

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Please click here for directions to the Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT)
(15 miles to the conference venue)

Accommodations

For a list of local hotels click here.

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