Home  > Wrightslaw Training & Speakers > Biography of Wayne Steedman Esq.

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

Enter your email address below:

 

2014 - 2015 Training Programs

Oct 23 - Wilton, CT

Oct 25 - Olympia, WA

Oct 30 - Phoenix, AZ

Nov 6 - McAllen, TX

Nov 18 - DesMoines, IA

Nov 21 - Temecula, CA

Dec 4 - OKC, OK

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

 

Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Bio l  Recent Programs l Contact Info

Print this page

Wayne Steedman is an attorney and founding partner in the law firm of Callegary & Steedman.
Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Mr. Steedman's practice is devoted primarily to the representation of children with disabilities. He has represented his clients in administrative due process hearings and state and federal courts.

In addition to a law degree from the University of Maryland, Mr. Steedman has a Masters Degree in Social Work. For several years, he served as a Due Process Hearing Officer in special education cases. He is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).

"I loved the two-day seminar by you and Pat Howey - 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


Mr. Steedman is the author of “Advocating for Services: Legal Issues Confronting Parents and Guardians” in Growing Up with Autism: Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents by Robin L. Gabriels and Dina E. Hill (Editors), published by The Guilford Press (2007). He has written many articles about special education law and advocacy including:

Will Supreme Court Side with Parents in Winkelman v. Parma?
10 Tips: How to Use IDEA 2004 to Improve Your Child's Special Education Program

Independent Educational Evaluations: What? How? Why? Who Pays?

Going on a Discovery Mission Behind "Enemy Lines" (Guest Column)

 

 

 



Wayne and Pete Wright have worked together since Wayne's successful decision in Gerstmyer v. Howard County Public Schools. In Gerstmyer, the Judge found that a Montessori School was the appropriate placement for a child with dyslexia, a language learning disability. Read about this case in Parents of Dyslexic Child Reimbursed for Tuition at Montessori School.

Recent Programs

Roanoke, VA - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by FACES of Virginia Families.

Detroit, MI - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by My Great Kid, LLC.

Omaha, NE - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by PTI Nebraska.

Davenport, IA - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by the Autism Society of the Quad Cities.

Grand Rapids, MI - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by the Autism Society West Shore Michigan.

Peoria, IL - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by DisabilityGoTo, Inc.


Milwaukee, WI - Private Training

Indianapolis, IN - IDEA 2004 and NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
sponsored by DisabilityGoTo, Inc. and the Autism Society of Indiana.


Chicago, IL - IDEA 2004 and NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! sponsored by DisabilityGoTo, Inc.

Bradenton, FL - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by the Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee/Sarasota, Inc.

Waterbury, CT - IDEA 2004 and NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut, Inc.

SOLD OUT - Broomfield (Boulder Area), CO - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by the Autism Society of Boulder County.

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.

Greater Knoxville, TN - IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! sponsored by the Autism Society of America - East Tennessee Chapter.

Richmond, VA - Partners in Policy Making (private training).

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.

Wheeling, WV - What You Don't Know About IDEA & NCLB CAN Hurt You!
sponsored by the Augusta Levy Learning Center.

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.

Tallahasee, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, FL - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! sponsored by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC).

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


Annapolis, MD - What You Don't Know About IDEA 2004 CAN Hurt You!
sponsored by Psychological Resource Associates, The Learning Network and Anne Arundel Community College.

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

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


Richmond VA - Partners in Policymaking (closed to the public).

Wrightslaw Speakers Bureau

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

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

Contact Info

Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Callegary & Steedman, P.A.
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 1402
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-576-7606 l Fax: 410-576-0454
Website: Callegary & Steedman, PA
Email: wayne@callegarysteedman.com

To Top

Created: 04/01/05
Revised: 01/08/09

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

New Book!

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