Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2015
* * * * SOLD OUT! * * * *
This two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp,
a Wrightslaw training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being sponsored by H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection.
The program will be held at:
3100 Camino Del Rio Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:
for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
- Requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
- Eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
- Procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice”
and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”
will learn about requirements in No Child Left Behind
and research based instruction
rights and options
will also learn how to:
tests and measurements to measure progress
tactics and strategies for effective advocacy
1: Special Education Laws
- Baseline Quiz
- Book Overview
- IDEA History - PARC + Mills Cases - US Supreme Court Cases
1400: Findings & Purposes
1401: Key Definitions
ESY, Child Find, Private Placements
Progress: Understanding Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scaled Scores, % Ranks
Demo: Charting Test Scores
1414: Evaluations and IEPs
- SMART IEPs
2: Laws, Cases, Tactics & Strategies
- Section 1415 - Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
- Other Statutes - Section 504 + ADA AA + NCLB
- Recent Cases + USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
- Legal issues regarding Charter Schools, Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epi-Pens, Diabetes, Epilepsy
- The Journey - From Emotions to Advocacy
- The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
From Emotions to Advocacy (cont'd)
- 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
Conflict, Normal Obstacles
of Adverse Assumptions
of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
Paper Trails & Letters
Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
Closing - In Summation
Registration Fee plus
Night of Inspiration**
|Couple/Two individuals from same household *
* Couples receive one set of books.
Night of Inspiration - 2015 marks H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection's 25th anniversary. Celebrate with a wonderful evening of special guests to include Pete Wright of Wrightslaw. He will share his journey as a young boy with Dyslexia and ADHD who became the man fighting for other families and children's right to an education. A silent auction and raffle are also planned. Thursday night dinner is included in the price of the ticket.
Click here to register online.
Download and share the brochure and registration form.
Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and three Wrightslaw books, which retail for $62.85 -
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.
Credits: The State Bar of California has approved this conference for 12 credit hours. 1.2 CEU's (continuing education units) have also been approved.
Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations will be accepted until February 20, 2015 and refunds will be given minus a $20 administrative charge. After this time, no refunds will be given.
Contact Dian Schneider or Susan Graham by telephone at 800-210-7633 between 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Click here for directions to the Doubletree Hotel.
is free at the venue.
Meadows Field Airport (BFL)
(Approximately 15 miles to conference location)
H.E.A.R.T.S. Connections has negotiated a special rate of $99 plus applicable taxes, fees and assessments for conference attendees at the Doubletree Hotel. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contracting the hotell directly. You must mention WRIGHTSLAW to get the special group rate by February 1, 2015.
For a list of local hotels click
the California Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information
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.