Home  > Wrightslaw Training & Speakers > Biography of Pat Howey, Advocate and Paralegal

The Special Ed Advocate
It's Unique ... and Free!

Enter your email address below:

 

2015 Training Programs

Jan 16 - School District, LA

Jan 24 - Corpus Christi, TX

Jan 24 - Pensacola, FL

Jan 31 - Champaign, IL

Feb 19 - Lincroft, NJ

Feb 24 - Knoxville, TN

Feb 26 - Memphis, TN

Full Schedule

Be a Hero ...

 Jason at Ft. Benning
... to a Hero
Learn more

Wrightslaw

Home
Topics from A-Z
Free Newsletter
Seminars & Training
Consultations
Yellow Pages for Kids
Press Room
FAQs
Sitemap

Books & Training

Wrightslaw Books & DVDs
Wrightslaw Storesecure store lock
  Advocate's Store
  Student Bookstore
  Exam Copies
Training Center
Bulk Discounts
New! Military Discounts
Mail & Fax Orders

Advocacy Library

Articles
Doing Your Homework
Ask the Advocate
FAQs
Newsletter Archives
Summer School Series
Success Stories
Tips

Law Library

Articles
Caselaw
IDEA 2004
No Child Left Behind
McKinney-Vento Homeless
FERPA
Section 504
Fed Court Complaints

Topics

Advocacy
ADD/ADHD
Allergy/Anaphylaxis
Assistive Technology
Autism Spectrum
Behavior & Discipline
Bullying
College/Continuing Ed
Damages
Discrimination
Due Process
Early Intervention (Part C)
Eligibility
ESY
Evaluations
FAPE
Flyers
Future Planning
Harassment
High-Stakes Tests
Homeless Children
IDEA 2004
Identification & Child Find
IEPs
ISEA
Juvenile Justice
Law School & Clinics
Letters & Paper Trails
LRE/Inclusion
Mediation
Military / DOD
No Child Left Behind
NCLB Directories
NCLB Law & Regs
Parental Protections
PE and Adapted PE
Privacy & Records
Procedural Safeguards
Progress Monitoring
Reading
Related Services
Research Based Instruction
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Restraints/Abuse
Retention
Retaliation
School Report Cards
Section 504
Self-Advocacy
Teachers & Principals
Transition
Twice Exceptional (2e)
VA Special Education

Resources & Directories

Advocate's Bookstore
Advocacy Resources
Directories
  Disability Groups
  International
  State DOEs
  State PTIs
Free Flyers
Free Pubs
Free Newsletters
Legal & Advocacy
Glossaries
   Legal Terms
   Assessment Terms
Best School Websites

 

Pat Howey, Advocate and Paralegal
Bio l Recent Programs l Contact Info

Print this page

Pat Howey is an advocate who has helped parents obtain special education services for their children with disabilities since 1986. She also helps parents resolve special education disputes with their school districts. If Pat cannot assist you, she will refer you to attorneys for legal advice and assistance.

Pat has a B.A. in Paralegal Studies from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College where she graduated with honors.


She is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). In 2004, the Learning Disabilities Association of Indiana honored Pat with its Outstanding Service Award for her commitment and compassion towards students with disabilities.

"Your material was informative and will benefit my law practice. Your thoroughness and your lively presentation made this program a huge success." - Charles Weiner, Esq.

"I loved the two-day seminar by you and Mr. Steedman - it was "just what the doctor" ordered. I know what I need to do - and how to do things more effectively. I feel so empowered! - Florida parent

"Thank you for a wonderful seminar. I learned a tremendous amount and look forward to taking the additional workshop with you next month." - "Soon-to-be" special education parent attorney

"I had the wonderful opportunity to meet you at the COPAA conference. Thank you for sharing your time, energy and expertise with us all."
-- From a Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) Education Resource Specialist in CA

"Thanks for your wonderful presentation to my Partners in Policy Making class. I've been using your tips and strategies in IEP meetings - and they work!" -- Florida parent

"We were delighted to have Ms. Howey share her education advocacy skills - the support of leaders and advocates like Ms. Howey make our program a success." -- Florida PIP Coordinator

"Your seminar has been a godsend for us. I have used practically every technique in dealing with our school district and the results have been incredible." -- Parent/College Professor from Arkansas

Articles by Pat Howey

LRE: Does My Child Have a Legal Right to a General Ed Placement?

Male Parapros for Female Students - A Good Idea?

Sad, But True. Decision-maker v. Equal Participant


Does Your Child's Teacher See the IEP?

Preparing for IEP Team Meeting

Advocating in Your Own School District – Pros and Cons

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

Our Neuro-psycho Never Told Me He Would NOT Be the Evaluator

10 Tips for a Successful School Year

IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know About IEPs for Children with Behavior Problems

My Child is Being Evaluated - What Types of Tests Should I Request?


My Child with LD/ADD is Not Allowed to Play Sports Because of Low Grades
- What Can I Do?

Preparing for IEP Meetings: Providing Information & Sharing Concerns


Preparing for IEP Meetings: What to Do When the School Ignores Your Requests


Understanding the Playing Field: Power Struggles, Meetings, Follow Up Letters


What You Need to Know Before You File a Complaint with the State

Why You Need to Ask "Dumb Questions"

Read more articles by Pat in Ask the Advocate.

Recent
Programs

The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA - 2014) in Williamsburg, VA.

The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA - 2013) in Williamsburg, VA.

Sarasota, FL -Private Training - sponsored by the Prader-Willli Syndrome Association (USA)..


The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA - 2012) in Williamsburg, VA.

Sarasota, FL - From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by Manasota B.U.D.S. and Family Network on Disabilites of Manatee/Sarasota, Inc.

Charleston, WV - Partners in Policymaking - Private Training.

The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA - 2011) in Williamsburg, VA.


Boulder, CO - From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by the Autism Society of Boulder County.

Wheaton (Chicago Area), IL - Private Training - From Emotions To Advocacy training sponsored by SEA200 Special Education Alliance District 200.


St. Paul, MN - From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by the Autism Society of Minnesota.

Savannah, GA - From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by The Matthew Reardon Center.

SOLD OUT
- Greater Toledo/Lucas County, OH - Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp sponsored by The Arc of Lucas County, Autism Society of NW Ohio, Family Information Network of NW Ohio, Lucas County Board of MR/DD, The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, Ohio Support Team, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.

Cortland, NY - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by Resources & Advocacy for Inclusion.

Baltimore, MD - Private Training.

Russellville, AR
- From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by the MiChild Enrichment Center and Friendship Enrichment Center.

Lansing, MI - From Emotions to Advocacy Training co-sponsored by Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind, MVPI and POBC.

Downers Grove, IL - From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region.

Charlotte, NC - From Emotions to Advocacy sponsored by The Parker Autism Foundation.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Special Education Law & Advocacy Bootcamp
sponsored by the Unicorn Children's Foundation.

Champaign, IL - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
sponsored by the C-U Autism Network.

Stevensville, MI - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Autism In Berrien County Speaks.

Austin, TX
- Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Texas Parent to Parent.

Wilkes-Barre, PA - Special Education Advocacy Training sponsored by S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere).

Rochester, NY - Special Ed Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Greater Rochester S.A.F.E. (Schools Are For Everyone).

Phoenix, AZ - Wrightslaw Special Ed Law & Advocacy Training Program with co-presenters Wayne Steedman, Pete Wright and Pam Wright at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Duluth, GA - Special Education Law & Advocacy Program sponsored by the Autism Society of Georgia.


Other Programs by Pat Howey

  • Special Education Advocacy Training
  • Attorney or Advocate: Which Do You Need?
  • The Gentle Art of Disagreeing
  • Preparing Parents for IEP Team Meetings

    "Changing the World -- One Child at at Time."
  • Wrightslaw Speakers Bureau

    As a member of the Wrightslaw Speakers Bureau, Pat provides training for parents, educators, and others who want to ensure that children receive quality special education services.

    Wrightslaw programs
    are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates, and attorneys who represent children with disabilities.

    Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Programs.

    Contact Information
    Pat Howey
    Special Education Consulting
    POB 117
    West Point, Indiana 47992-0117
    Website:patriciahowey.com
    Email: specialedconsulting@gmail.com

    Back to Speaker's Bureau

    To Top

    Created: 04/01/05
    Revised: 09/09/14

    Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon The Special Ed Advocate: It's Free!

     

    Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, by Pam and Pete Wright
    About the Book

    Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
    About the Book

    Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments
    About the Book

    Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board
    About the DVD Video

     

    Copyright 1998-2014, Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright. All rights reserved.

    Contact Us | Press Mission l Our Awards l Privacy Policy l Disclaimer l Site Map

    What's New!

    Now Shipping!

    Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments
    About the Book

    Check it out!

    Wrightslaw Store

    The Advocate's Store

    Get Help!

    Blog the Wrightslaw

    Wrightslaw on Facebook

    Find us on Facebook

    Wrightslaw Books

    Student Discounts

    Military Discounts


    Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

    About the Book
    To Order

    Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, by Pam and Pete Wright
    About the Book
    To Order


    About the Book

    To Order


    Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board

    About the DVD Video
    To Order


    To Order


    Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind

    About the Book
    To Order

    Wrightslaw Multimedia Training


    Understanding Your Child's
    Test Scores (1.5 hrs)

    Understanding Your Child's Test Scores

    Learn More
    To Order
    Retail Price: $
    24.95
    Wrightslaw Special: $14.95

    Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
    (6.5 hrs)


    Wrightslaw WebEx Special Education Law & Training Program (6.5 hrs)


    Learn More
    To Order
    Retail Price: $99.95
    Wrightslaw Special: $49.95