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

JFK Airport, NY

(NYC Metro Area)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by Keren Eliana Parent Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC)


The program will be held at:

JFK Airport Hilton
144-02 135th Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11436


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 and Continental Breakfast
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

Individual $250
Professional (includes 0.6 ceu units) $275

Conference fee includes kosher Continental Breakfast, coffee, tea and water throughout the day and a kosher buffet lunch. The registration fee will also include 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.

As of May 11, 4 pm, online Registration is still available! Sign up now before we are sold out!

Print and share the conference flyer.

Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. Submission materials will be provided to the individual attorney for CLE (continuing legal education) credits.

Scholarships: Contact the sponsors, Keren Eliana Parent Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC) for details.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be offered up to 3 weeks prior to the conference, no later than April 23, 2015. All cancellations must be made in writing. An administrative fee of $25 will be deducted.

Accommodations: We will be providing kosher food. If anyone needs an ASL interpreter, or any other accommodations, we will provide, based on our application process.

Questions? Contact Amy Eisenberg by email amy |at| kulanukids.org by telephone 516-569-3083 or by fax 516-374-1185.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Click here for directions to the JFK Airport Hilton.

Parking

Parking is free at the JFK Airport Hilton.

Airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - A free airport shuttle to hotel is available.
(approximately 1/4 mile to venue)

Accommodations

JFK Airport Hilton will offer overnight guests on May 14, 2015, a reduced group rate of $169 (single/double occupancy). Cut-off date to register is April 29, 2015. Mention "Kulanu Parent Advocacy" when making a reservation.

For a list of local hotels, please click here.



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