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

Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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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 Native American Conference on Special Education (NACSE) which runs from March 10-13, 2015.

The program will be held at:

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87104


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, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent Ethics, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • 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
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 Fee  
Standard Rate $250

* This registration fee is for the March 10, 2015 Pre-Academy Session only. Click here to learn more about the three day Native American Conference on Special Education and it's fees.

Registration includes lunch, afternoon refreshments, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw books which retail for $77.80 - 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.

Download and print the registration form.

Click here for the exhibitor and vendor registration form.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration refund requests must be made in writing and sent via snail mail, fax or email by March 1, 2015. The conference will not honor refund requests after the deadline. Registration fees will be refunded 75% of the fee paid. Refunds will be issued 10 days after the conference. You may substitute another attendee at any time by mailing EPICS, 1600 San Pedro Drive., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, by fax 505-767-6631 or email TCortez | at | epicsnm.org. The conference is not responsible for hotel cancellation charges or change fees assessed to you by the hotel.

Questions? Contact the sponsors by telephone at 505-767-6630 or email TCortez | at |epicsnm.org


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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Click here for directions to the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
(approximately 9 miles to hotel)


Travel Information

Airport, shuttle and car rental information.

Accommodations

The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is offering a special room rate of $83 a night for single and double, $98 for triple and $113 for quad. Reservations must be made by February 16, 2015. Call 505-843-6300 or click here to register online.

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