Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 + 16, 2015
***Traffic on I-64 in Charleston has been shifted due to bridge maintenance work. Delays are anticipated***
This two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being sponsored by the West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
The program will be held at:
Holiday Inn and Suites Charleston West
Charleston Conference Center
400 Second Ave.
South Charleston, WV 25303
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:
- New requirements
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
|2 Members from same household (1 set of books)
|Professional (includes credits)
Online Registration available.
Brochure and mail-in registration form.
Register by telephone by calling 1-800-950-5250.
Registration fee includes Continental Breakfast, lunch, break 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.
Credits: 14.4 MCLEs for Attorneys, 1.2 CEUs for Educators and 12 CEUs for Social Workers have been approved for this training.
Scholarships: Participant support costs may be available for parents and family members of school aged children with disabilities. For more information on participants support costs, contact WVA at 1-800-950-5250.
Accommodations: Contact Beverly Gragg by telephone at 304-346-0847 no later than April 1, 2015.
Refunds: Cancellations made prior to April 1, 2015 will receive a refund less a $30 administrative fee. Cancellation requests from April 2 through April 10, 2015 will be honored and will be refunded less a $75 administrative.fee.
Questions? Contact Lisa Brammer by telephone at 304-346-0847 or email lbrammer |at| wvadvocates.org
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Click here for directions to the Holiday Inn and Suites.
is free at the Holiday Inn and Suites.
100 Airport Road
Charleston, WV 25311
(Approximately 8 miles to conference location)
Complimentary local area shuttle provided by the hotel.
The Holiday Inn and Suites is offering a special rate of $102 for the nights of April 14, 15 and 16, 2015. The cut-off date to receive the discount is March 17, 2015. Mention AD1 promo code to receive the discount. For reservations, call 1-888-465-4329 or 304-744-4641. Registrants are responsible for handling their own reservations unless approved for participant support costs.
For a list of local hotels click
the West Virginia 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.