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Wrightslaw and Harbor House Law Press Launch Online Training in Special Education Law and Advocacy

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Wrightslaw, the special education advocacy group, and Harbor House Law Press, Inc., the Virginia-based publishing and training company, is launching web-based training for parents, educators, service providers, advocates, and attorneys.

Pete Wright and Pam Wright, founders of, will provide online training on a variety of topics.

Learn how you can be a more effective advocate for children with disabilities. Work at your own pace. Schedule your study periods at times that meet your needs.

The first four programs are expected to be available on Wednesday, September 5. These programs incorporate the content of a six hour Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy training program and are divided into four segments.

Two segments focus on the law; two focus on knowledge and skills for effective advocacy.

  • Special Education Law 1 (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • Special Education Law 2 (1 hour, 44 minutes)
  • Special Education Advocacy, Part 1 (2 hours, 7 minutes)
  • Special Education Advocacy, Part 2 (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Other web-based training programs will include topics like these:

  • How to Organize Your Child's Special Education File
  • How to Use the Bell Curve to Understand Your Child's Disability
  • How to Use Tests and Measurements to Measure and Monitor Your Child's Progress
  • 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?

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.

The law related programs will use Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd. Edition as the required coursebook. You will need a copy of that book as Pete will go over specific statutes and regulations and direct your attention to critical footnotes on various pages. The advocacy related programs will use Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition as the required coursebook. Pete will discuss specific concepts contained in various pages and have you look up critical items that will improve your advocacy skills. You will want to be sure that you have each book in front of you along with your yellow highlighter as you start the training program.

The programs were recorded using WebEx. You will need the WebEx Player software installed on your computer. To install the software, click on this link to go to the WebEx website. To test and see if your computer can play the program, please click here on the webex.test.wrf file. If WebEx is installed, the program will automatically open and run using a file named "ATAUTHOR." If it does not run, then download and install WebEx and click on the webex.test.wrf file again.

To view samples, click: Pete on law or Pam on IEP Meeting Worksheet.

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Created: 07/25/07
Revised: 08/28/07

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