New! Wrightslaw multi-media training programs help you become a more effective advocate for children with disabilities.
Wrightslaw Training programs on CD-ROM are available 24/7 - wherever you live, whenever you want. Work at your own pace. Eliminate distractions and schedule your study periods at times that meet your needs. All you need is a computer and the free WebEx software program.
The Benefits of Training on CD-ROM
"This is advocacy training at it's best..." "Each time I listen, I pick up something new!..." Read reviews
24-Hour Availability - With your CD, you can receive Wrightslaw training at any time, and you can review information whenever you want.
Flexible - You can customize your learning experience by focusing on most important portions and/or spend more time on more difficult material.
Self-Paced - You can pause, rewind or fast forward these programs at any time. You can focus on important concepts. You can study when your schedule permits, when you are less likely to be distracted.
Convenient & Inexpensive - You can complete Wrightslaw Training programs at work or in the comfort of your own home. You don't have to travel, so you save time and money.
Format: The Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Series is available on a CD-ROM purchased from the Wrightslaw store (NOTE: This is a data CD-ROM, not a DVD) or by completing the Mail Order Form and returning it by mail or fax.
Discounts Available: Perfect for parent and staff training, support or study groups. Save 20%-50% on bulk purchases.
Education Law and Advocacy Training, includes all the content
of the full day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy training
program ... and more than an hour of bonus instruction. The
6.5 hour program is divided into four segments: two about the law; two about
the knowledge and skills for effective advocacy.
- Understanding Your Child's Test Scores is an hour and a half program. Pete Wright will teach you about the bell curve, mean, and standard deviations. You'll learn how to draw the bell curve and how to use your child's test scores to create powerful progress graphs. Pete will also teach you about standard scores, percentile ranks, subtest scores, composite or cluster scores, and subtest scatter.
- Legal Requirements of IEPs, is a 1.25 hour program. Pete & Pam Wright will explain the legal requirements for IEPs to you in clear, no-nonsense language. You will learn how to use present levels of academic achievement and functional performance to create measurable academic and functional goals. You will learn how your child's progress will be measured, and when the school will provide you with progress reports.
Pete and Pam will teach you about accommodations and alternative assessments, transition assessments and transition plans, reviewing and revising IEPs, placement decisions, and much more.
All Wrightslaw training programs are designed to meet the needs of parents of children with disabilities, regular and special educators, special education service providers, health care professionals, child advocates, and attorneys who represent children with disabilities.
Use Wrightslaw Programs for Staff & Parent Training, Support & Study Groups
"Thank you for taking the initiative to produce a workable, affordable training program."
Staff Training: Save money on travel ... train your staff without leaving the office. Buy the training program CDs. Get a discount when you purchase the books in bulk. Train your entire office without the time, inconvenience and expense of travel. Your staff will thank you!
Parent Training, Support and Study Groups: Use Wrightslaw training programs during your parent support and study groups.
The program content is designed to help you develop a template for your group.
Continuing Education Credits
The Wrightslaw Multimedia Special Ed Law and Advocacy Training Program is approved for Continuing Education Credits by the University of Missouri-Kansas City,School of Education, Division of Continuing Education. For details, please click here.
Your instructors for this Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training are Pete and Pam Wright.
Pete and Pam are Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary Law School where they teach a course about special education law and advocacy and assist with the Law School's Special Education Law Clinic.
Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs and who successfully represented Shannon Carter before the United States Supreme Court in Florence County v. Shannon Carter (501 U.S. 7). Short bio.
Pam Wright is a psychotherapist who worked with children and families from the 1970's. Pam has written extensively about raising, educating and advocating for children with disabilities. She publishes The Special Ed Advocate, a weekly electronic newsletter. Short bio.
Pete and Pam Wright are the founders of Wrightslaw.com
Install Free WebEx Software
To view Wrightslaw Training programs, you must have the free WebEx software installed on your computer.
If you don't know if you have WebEx software installed, you can
check by clicking
this test file. (Mac
users, either download the file to your hard drive first, or use
IE or Firefox to open, do not use Safari.) If
the program opens, you have WebEx software. If the program doesn't
open, please download
and install the free WebEx software now. Be sure to choose
.WRF Player. In some instances a window will pop up and ask
you WebEx questions for marketing purposes. At the same time you
will be asked if you want to save the file. Yes, you want to save
the file. After saving it to your hard drive, you can close the
window, or answer the questions. Then go back and click on the
saved file to install the software.
If you have difficulty downloading and installing the software, check your browser and virus software because the download is probably being blocked.
After you download and install the free WebEx software, try the test file again to learn how to use Webex and then watch and listen to these two sample files where Pete describes the Purpose of the law and Pam discusses preparation for school meetings.
We are building a library of recorded programs on a wide range of topics. Click here to visit the Library for a preview of what is available and what is Coming Soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you need additional information, please go to the FAQs page.
Other programs in the Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Series will include topics like these:
How to Organize Your Child's Special Education File
How to Develop SMART IEPs
Paper Trails and Letters: How and Why
How to Prepare for School Meetings
School Meeting Survival Strategies
What Does Your Child Need? A Section 504 Plan or an IEP?
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