Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Subject to available space, walk-in registration is available @ $125, lunch is not provided!
If a walk-in, brown bag your lunch. Pay by cash or check. Bank cards not accepted.
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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by Pennsylvania Prader Willi Association.
The program will be held at:
The Children's Institute
1405 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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
NOTE: Pete will discuss the two recent unanimous U.S. Supreme Court spec ed cases and how he expects those two cases will be used to open more doors to the school house and the court house for our children with special needs.
History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
1400 - Findings, Purpose
1401 - Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 - ESY, Child Find, LRE, 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
- Episodic Conditions, Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
- Recent US Supreme Court Cases + OCR, USDOJ
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
of Adverse Assumptions
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Click here for a map and directions to The Children's Institute.
Ample parking available free on site at the venue.
Click here for a list of local hotels.
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
(approximately 24 miles to venue)
the Pennsylvania 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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