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

Los Angeles
, CA

Thursday, October 20, 2016

SOLD OUT!

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AOTS Group sponsors the 3rd Annual Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.


The program will be held at:

Loyola Law School
Fritz B. Burns Academic Center
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 92584


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
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
  • Section 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
  • 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
  • SMART IEPs
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


Individual $175
Student - parking pass not included $95

Conference fee includes parking, executive lunch and beverages, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

Click here to register online. SOLD OUT!

Download and share the conference flyer.
- Walk-In registration is NOT available.

Credits: 6 CLEs (continuing legal education) credits have been approved for this conference. 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have also been approved. 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. The CEU's are available for an additional charge of $24.

Scholarships: Law students who would like to attend, but require financial assistance, contact AOTS Group for an application.

Regional Center Information: For California Regional Center clients use Vendor # PJ4268. If you have difficulty registering with the California Regional Center, please call 951-251-4437 for assistance.

Accommodations: Please provide notice of any dietary restrictions and/or accommodations a minimum of 10 days before the event.

Refund Policy: The conference fee is non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another individual until October 13, 2016 with prior notification to AOTS Group.

Questions? Contact the sponsor by email admin | at | aotsgroup.com

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to Loyola Law School.

Parking

From the North: Take the Golden State Freeway (5) or the Hollywood Freeway (101) south to the Harbor Freeway (110) south to downtown Los Angeles. Take the 8th Street exit from the Harbor Freeway. Follow 8th Street past one traffic light to Witmer Street. Turn left onto Witmer Street and proceed one block. Turn right onto James M. Wood Boulevard, followed by an immediate left turn onto Albany Street. the entrance to the Law School parking facility is on the right hand side of the street.

From the South: Take the Harbor Freeway (110) north toward downtown Los Angeles. Take the 9th Street exit from the Harbor Freeway. Turn left immediately at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Francisco Street. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn left onto 8th Street. Follow 8th Street past two traffic lights to Witmer Street. Turn left onto Witmer Street and proceed one block. turn right onto James M. Wood Boulevard, followed by an immediate left turn onto Albany Street. The entrance to the law School parking facility is on the right hand side of the street.

From the West:
Take the Santa Monica Freeway (10) east toward downtown Los Angeles. Take the Harbor Freeway (110) north. Take the 9th Street exit from the Harbor Freeway. Turn left immediately at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Francisco Street. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn left onto 8th Street. Follow 8th Street past two traffic lights to Witmer Street. Turn left onto Witmer Street and proceed one Block. turn right onto James M. Wood Boulevard, followed by an immediate left turn onto Albany Street. The entrance to the Law School parking facility is on the right hand side of the street.

From the East: Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) west. Take the Harbor Freeway (110) north. Take the 9th Street exit from the Harbor Freeway. Turn left immediately at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Francisco Street. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn left onto 8th Street. Follow 8th Street past two traffic lights to Witmer Street. Turn left onto Witmer Street and proceed one block. Turn right onto James M. Wood Boulevard, followed by and immediate left turn onto Albany Street. The entrance to the Law School parking facility is on the right hand side of the street.

Hotel Accommodations

Information Coming Soon!

Airports

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
(approximately 17 miles to venue)

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