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

Bowie, MD
(outside of DC)

Wednesday Evening, May 4 and Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sold Out! Registration Closed

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

The program will be held at:

Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716

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
  • 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. See Entire Agenda!


8:00-9:00 Registration, coffee station, and vendor visits


  • Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Demo: Charting Test Scores.
10:30-10:45 Break
  • Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs
  • Writing S.M.A.R.T. IEP goals simulation
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, NCLB
  • Recent Cases - IDEA, 504, and ADA
12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • IDEA History/PARC + Mills Cases/U.S. Supreme Court Case
2:30-2:45 Break
  • Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline, Other Statutes, Tactics and Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration Fee  
Parent $180
*Couple $195
Professional $210

* Couples receive one set of books.

Registration closes on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Conference fee includes all day beverage bar, buffet sandwich 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 and share the conference flyer.

Meet and Greet: The May 4, 2016 function is included in the registration fee. Question & Answer Session to include Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and featuring Pete and Pam Wright! The Meet & Greet is for paid conference attendees who have RSVP's. See Entire Agenda!

Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. There is additional fee of $24. CEU's 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: Contact the sponsor for details. Phone 301-919-7282.

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 March 1, 2016.

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

Note: No childcare will be available during the training. Please make all childcare arrangements prior to arriving at the conference.

Questions? Contact the sponsors by telephone 301-919-7282 by fax 1-240-823-9292 or email events |at| loudvoicestogether.com.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations


Click here for directions to the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center.


Parking is free.


Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
(approximately 20 miles / 30 minutes to venue)


The sponsors have arraigned a special room rate of $121.50 per night stay with the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Call the front desk at 301-464-0089 and use the name Loud Voices Together. Give contract number 2247770 to receive the discount. The special rate ends April 4, 2016.

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