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Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training
with Pete Wright, Esq.

Arlington, TX
(outside of Ft. Worth)

Saturday, April 9, 2016


Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas.


The program will be held at:


Lake Arlington Baptist Church
Lifestyle Center
2912 Little Road
Arlington, TX 76016


Program Description

In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), attorney Pete Wright teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school.

You will learn:

  • how to assess your child's strengths and needs
  • how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
  • how to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
  • how to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
  • how to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team

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 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:30 a.m. Introductions
  • Section 1: Getting Started
  • Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
  • Taming the Paper Trail
  • Goals and Strategies for the Advocate
  • The Parent as Project Manager
  • Advocacy 101: Learning the Rules of the Game
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 p.m.
  • Obstacles to Success, Resolving Parent/School
  • Conflicts, Emergency, Crisis, Help
  • Evaluations and Your Child's Disability
  • Tests and Measurements 101
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • The Bell Curve
  • Charting Test Scores
  • Smart IEPs
  • Overview of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • ESSA
2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-4:00 p.m.
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Taming the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
  • IEP Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
  • Putting it all together
4:00-4:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

Registration

Registration Fee  
DSPNT Member $50
DSPNT Member Couples* $60
Non DSPNT Member $100
Educator $25

*Couples receive one set of books.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download the conference flyer.

Online registration is preferred, however you can register by calling 817-390-2970.

Your registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen, and three books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The 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:
Scholarships are available. Contact the sponsor at 817-390-2970 for details.

Accommodations: Contact Elizabeth Hammond via email
elizabeth |at| dspnt.org no later than April 1, 2016.

Refund Policy: A full refund is available if requested no later than April 2, 2016.

Questions?
Contact Elizabeth Hammond by telephone at 817-390-2970 by fax 817-390-2969 or by email elizabeth |at| dspnt.org

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early! Space is limited - don't miss out! Register today!

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Please click here for directions to the Lake Arlington Baptist Church.

Parking

Parking is available at no charge.

Airports

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
(28.5 miles to the conference location)

Accommodations

For a list of local hotels click here.

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