The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
February 7, 2003

Issue - 197

ISSN: 1538-3202

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Wrightslaw Tour - Shreveport, Baton Rouge & New Orleans

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Wrightslaw Tour - Shreveport, Baton Rouge & New Orleans

Do you want to learn more about special education rights & responsibilities? Do you want to fine-tune your advocacy skills? Do you want to prepare for the next IEP meeting?

In February 2003, Pete and Pam Wright hit the road on the WRIGHTSLAW TOUR with stops in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans!

All participants will receive Wrightslaw books (Retail: $59.90) as part of their registration fee.

Most Wrightslaw conferences sell out in advance of the scheduled date. Please don’t delay, register today!

Click to register online - http://www.batonrougeasa.org/shop/shop.php#

February 12, 2003: Shreveport Advocacy Training

This one-day advocacy program focuses on four areas: special education law, rights and responsibilities; how to use the bell curve to measure progress & regression; SMART IEPs; and how to use tactics & strategies for effective advocacy.

8:15 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 10:30 am -Special Education Law: IDEA
10:30 -10:45 am -Break
10:45 - 11:15 am -Special Education Law: Section 504, No Child Left Behind
11:15 -12:00 noon -Test & Measurement 101
12:00 -1:00 pm -Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Introduction to SMART IEP’s
2:30 - 2:45 pm - Break
2:45 - 4:00 pm - Introduction to tactics & Strategies
4:00 - 4:30 pm - Review; Q & A’s

For more information about the Shreveport program, go to:


To register online, go to http://www.batonrougeasa.org/shop/shop.php#

February 14-15, 2003: Baton Rouge, Boot Camp!

Two-day Boot Camps are more intensive and personalized. Participants have opportunities to network.

We will test your skills and knowledge and give you feedback about your progress.

Day 1: Special Education Law & Tests & Measurements
8:15 - 9:00 am. Registration
9:00 - 10:30 am. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
10:30 - 10:45 am. Break
10:45 - 12:00. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (cont.)
12:00 - 1:00 pm. Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 2:30 pm. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Section 504; No Child Left Behind
2:30 - 2:45 pm. Break
2:45 - 4:00 pm. Tests & Measurements & The Bell Curve
4:00 - 4:30 pm. Review, Q & A

Day 2: SMART IEPs & Tactics & Strategies
9:00 - 10:30 am. SMART IEPs
10:30 - 10:45 am. Break
10:45 - 12:00 noon. SMART IEPs
12:00 - 1:00 pm. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30 pm. Tactics & Strategies for Effective Advocacy
2:30 - 2:45 pm. Break
2:45 -4:00 pm. Tactics & Strategies for Effective Advocacy
4:00 - 4:30 pm. Review; Q & A’s

Learn more about the Baton Rouge Boot Camp at:


To register online for the Baton Rouge Boot Camp, go to http://www.batonrougeasa.org/shop/shop.php#

February 17, 2003: New Orleans Advocacy Training

This one-day program focuses on special education law, rights and responsibilities; how to use the bell curve to measure progress & regression; SMART IEPs; and how to use tactics & strategies for effective advocacy. For details, see the Shreveport program above.

Learn more about the New Orleans program at:


To register for the New Orleans program, please go to http://www.batonrougeasa.org/shop/shop.php#

We hope you can join us in Louisiana!

For more information about the Wrightslaw Louisiana Tour, please call Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge at 225-216-7474 or Toll Free at 866-216-7474. You may also call the Baton Rouge Autism Society at 225-929-6544.

You can also download and print the conference flyer:


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What People Are Saying . . .

"Wow! I do advocacy training and got lots of great ideas from your presentation. I may even give that test! The bell curve is powerful. I have taught several people how to do this and they are amazed."

"I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation. I brought two new attorneys who joined my staff - it was enormously helpful to them."

"I want to thank you for the most informative seminar I have ever attended. I learned so much! Thank you for answering so many questions - you answered one of my questions and it helped!"

Wrightslaw Books

All participants will receive copies of Pete and Pam’s books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy as part of their registration. Pete and Pam will use these books as the course books during the training programs. https://www.wrightslaw.com/store/index.html

Wrightslaw Seminars & Training Programs

To learn when we are coming to your area, please visit our seminars & schedule page:


We are now booking conferences for 2004. To learn how you can bring Pete and Pam Wright to your community, please visit our FAQs page at:


Louisiana Yellow Pages

Please visit the Louisiana Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities for reliable information and support. The Yellow Pages includes many resources - government programs, grassroots organizations, parent support groups, evaluators, and academic tutors. .

To get the word out about the Louisiana Yellow Pages, we designed a special flyer. Please help others by distributing the flyer at schools, day care centers, libraries, doctor's and psychologist's offices, community centers, and hospitals.



You will find lots of useful, new information at our new Fetaweb site at www.fetaweb.com

We built the Fetaweb site to supplement and complement our new book, Wrightslaw; From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide. The new book and website will teach you the skills you need to be an effective advocate for your child.

Subscription & Contact Info

The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter about special education legal and advocacy issues, cases, and tactics and strategies. Subscribers receive "alerts" about new cases, events, and special offers on Wrightslaw books.

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Pete and Pam Wright
Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Website: https://www.wrightslaw.com
Email: newsletters@wrightslaw.com

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