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Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Begin your search for information in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You'll find links to hundreds of articles, cases, and resources on the Topics page.

New to Wrightslaw? In this short video, Pete Wright gives you a tour of Wrightslaw and shows you how to find answers to questions.

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The current issue of The Special Ed Advocate is Special Ed Teacher Advocates for Child with Down Syndrome, School Retaliates. Meet an unsung hero!

COVID-19 FAQs l Hot Topics in Special Ed Law & Advocacy l Special Education l New Blog Posts

Books, Training Downloads, DVDs, Websites

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus FAQs: We answer questions about how COVID-19 is affecting special education and how to get your child's education back on track.

New! Preparing for Your Child's Comp Ed Meeting, Part 1: Learning about Comp Ed from the Experts

New! Preparing for the Comp Ed Meeting, Part 2: Simple Strategies to Collect Data and Track Progress

New! Special Education in the COVID-19 Era: Legal Resources from Wrightslaw

Five Rules for Incredibly Successful IEP Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Can't I Trust the School to Do What's Right for My Child? Power, Threats and IEP Meeting Strategies.

Worried About Regression? Is it Time to Consider a Different Plan for Your Child's Education?

SMART IEPs: A Tactics and Strategy Session with Pete and Pam Wright

Survey Results: What Parents Really Think of Special Education During School Closures

Can IEP Meetings Be Postponed Until After Schools Re-Open? Includes timelines for initial IEPs, annual IEPs, revising IEPs, online / remote IEP meetings from federal law.

How to Prepare for IEP Meetings, Provide Info, Share Concerns

Understanding Your Child's Test Scores

A Parent Wants to Delay Her Child's IEP Until Fall: Will the School Be in Compliance if We Grant her Request?

How to Use Teletherapy for Therapy and Related Services During COVID-19

Contingency Learning Plans (CLPs): What? Why? How to Respond?

The School Closed Suddenly and I Need Help!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closed My Child's School: Now What?

Advocacy Rule #1: Write Things Down When They Happen

How to Request Services in Your Child's IEP (Sample Letter)

How to Document a Problem and Request a Meeting (Sample Letter)

Compensatory Education - What Does the Law Say?

Links to many valuable adobe.pdf files from USDOE and others in chronological order.

Podcast! Pam and Pete Wright Discuss Strategies for Parents During School Closures with special education attorney, Jeffrey Forte, Esq. Jeff hosts Let's Talk Sped Law, a national podcast dedicated to all things relating to special education law.

Webinar! COVID-19 and Special Education by Dr. Roseann with attorneys Pete Wright, Piper Paul, Wayne Steedman, and Jack Robinson.

Available Now! Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Video Training.

If you can't attend a live Wrightslaw training program, you can still learn about the law and advocacy skills from Pete Wright. The Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Video Training includes all the content of a live 6 hour program... and more than an hour of bonus content. Available as an immediate download from the Wrightslaw Store.

Hot Topics in Special Education Law and Advocacy

Contingency Learning Plans (CLPs): What? Why? How to Respond?

Compensatory Education - What Does the Law Say?

Survey Results! What Parents Think of Special Education During School Closures

Special Education / Education

Resolving Parent-School Disputes Pop-Up Tool

Five Mistakes Parents Make (and How to Learn from Them)

Transition Planning: Setting Lifelong Goals

Why You Need to Begin Transition Planning Early

Do Colleges Have to Follow IEPs or 504 Plans?

Law School Exam - Give it a try.

Take the Final Exam that Pete and Pam administered to their students at the William & Mary School of Law.

Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law and are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).

Quick Reference: IDEA Statute and Regulations

Free Flyers, Resources, Pubs

IDEA 2004 Resources
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Need to find an attorney, advocate, tutor, therapist in your state? Visit the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

Books, Training Downloads, DVDs & Websites

Pete and Pam Wright are co-authors of several books published by Harbor House Law Press.
Pete and Pam Wright
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. (ISBN: 978-1-892320-16-2, 456 pages) available in two formats, as a print publication and as a print and e-book combo.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed. (ISBN: 978-1-892320-09-4, 338 pages)

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (ISBN: 978-1-892320-20-9, 192 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Sue O'Connor.

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Ed. (ISBN: 978-1-892320-31-5, 200 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Melissa Farrall.

Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board DVD Video - award-winning documentary, 2 hours

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Programs - Understanding Your Child's Test Scores (1.5 hrs) and Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training (6.5 hrs).

Year in Review Series

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2019 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-49-0, 127 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2018 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-47-6, 146 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-42-1, 125 pages) available as an immediate PDF download and Print book/PDF Combo.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-40-7, 120 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-37-7, 104 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.

The above 2015 through 2018 books are available in our online store as an immediate single download zipped file for $49.95. It unzips into four separate PDF books. Our 2019 Year in Review book was released in July, 2020.

Print books in the Year in Review Series are available on Amazon.

Pete and Pam built several websites to help parents of children with disabilities in their quest for quality special education programs.

Fetaweb.com, the companion website to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, has advocacy information and resources to supplement the FETA book.

IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw
provides current information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Learn about new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings, eligibility, evaluations, eligibility for specific learning disabilities, child find, reevaluations, parental consent, accommodations, alternate assessments, transition, and more.

At the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities, you'll find listings for educational consultants, advocates, advisors, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, and attorneys. You'll also find government programs, grassroots organizations, disability organizations, legal and advocacy resources, special education schools, and parent support groups.

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