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

Clinton, MD
(just outside of DC)


Thursday, April 23, 2015

SOLD OUT!

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by Loud Voices Together Educational Advocacy Group, Inc.


The program will be held at:

Colony South Hotel & Conference Center
7401 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD 20735


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, 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
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, 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 Regular


Parent $145
Professional $175

Conference fee includes all day beverage bar, deluxe box lunch, a 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 the registration form.

Download and share the conference flyer.

Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved.

Scholarships: There are no scholarships for this conference.

Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this conference. Registration can be transferred to another attendee with prior notice.

Accommodations: Special needs accommodations are available. Call 301-919-7282 or email events |at| loudvoicestogether.com no later than February 15, 2015.

Vendors: Vendor opportunities available, please contact sponsor at 301-919-7282.

Questions? Contact the sponsors by telephone 301-919-7282 by fax 240-823-9292 or email events |at| loudvoicestogether.com.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Click here for directions to the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center. An Amtrak station is located 14 miles from the venue.

Parking

Parking is free. The venue is also providing a free shuttle service from the Branch Avenue Metro Station located on the Green Line. Details to follow.

Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
(approximately 19 miles to venue)

Dullies International Airport (IAD)
(approximately 42 miles to venue)

Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
(approximately 40 miles to venue)

Accommodations

The sponsors have arraigned a special room rate with the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center. Double $119 per night and $129 per night for King. Arrival date of April 22, 2015 and check out on April 23, 2015. Use Code: 150422 LOUD. The cut-off date to receive the discount is March 20, 2015. Call the hotel directly for room reservations at 301-856-4500.



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