Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Friday, March 4, 2016
SOLD OUT - No Space, No Walk-ins! Parking Permit Required!
* * You must have a campus map, click here,
and also the
parking permit, click here, must be displayed on your dash. * *
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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is
being sponsored by TeamMario.
The program will be held at:
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Department of Human Development and School Services
Engineering Building, Room 1300
1201 West University Drive
Note: Download, print, and bring with you both the Campus Map, click here and also the Parking Permit, click here.
Enter Parking Lot F1 from Fifth Street (far right side of map) as if you are headed toward the Gymnasium, which will be on your right as you walk to the Engineering Building. Room 1300 is on your right as soon as you enter the building. You must have the Parking Permit displayed on your dash.
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive, Private Placements
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
- Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA
- Charter Schools, Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epi-Pens
- Recent Cases - IDEA, 504 and ADA
- USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Special Ed Caselaw
Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
the Master Plan
the Rules of the Game
and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
of the Childs File
- SMART IEPs
of Adverse Assumptions
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
|Professional (includes credits/units)
includes Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Wrightslaw Pen/Highlighter and three books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
All About IEPs.
Click here to register online.
Download and share the conference flyer.
Credits: 6.0 CLEs (continuing legal credits) have been approved for this conference. 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The CEU units are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide both graduate credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours.
Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.
Refund Policy: No refunds are available. Subsitutions are allowed.
Accommodations: Please contact TEAM MARIO via email at info |at| TeamMario.org no later than February 17, 2016.
Sponsorship and Exhibitors: Please contact TEAM MARIO via email at info |at| TeamMario.org or call 956-509-4121.
Questions? Contact the sponsors by email at info |at| TeamMario.org by telephone 956-509-4121 or by fax 888-308-0992.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Click here for directions to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Parking is free. Look for updates on parking details.
McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE)
(approximately 14 miles to venue)
Valley International Airport (VIA)
(approximately 45 miles to venue)
the Texas Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
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.
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