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

Cocoa Beach, FL


Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard, Inc.

The program will be held at:

Radisson Resort at the Port
8701 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920



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

  Registration
9:00-10:30

IDEA

  • 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 - ESY, Child Find, LRE, 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
  • Episodic Conditions, Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
  • Recent Cases + OCR, USDOJ

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 $150
Professional (includes cle and ceu) $175
* Walk-In $200
* Walk-In (includes cle and ceu) $250

* Note: Walk-in registration may not be available. Check with the sponsors for availability. Contact Ardie Griffin at 321-223-1078 for details and questions. Lunch may or may not be available.

Conference fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon snack as well as coffee, soda and bottled water throughout the day, 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.

Credits: 6.5 CLEs (continuing legal education) credits have been approved for this conference. 0.6 CEUs (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.

Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.

Refund Policy: Before January 9, 2017, will received refund minus a $25 per refund processing fee. No refunds are available after January 9, 2017, but substitutions are possible. Call Dawn Bellerose at 321-795-6620.

Questions? Contact Dawn Bellerose by telephone at 321-795-6620 or by email vp |at| fedsofbrevard.org

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Radisson Resort at the Port.

Parking

Parking is free.

Hotel Accommodations

Visit the Radisson Resort site.

Airports

Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
(approximately 26.3 miles to venue)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
(approximately 45.8 miles to venue )

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