The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
March 5, 2003

Issue - 201

ISSN: 1538-3202

In this Issue
Join Pete and Pam Wright in Illinois on March 21-22, 2003.

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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?

Please join Pete and Pam Wright at Illinois State University on March 21-22, 2003 for a Wrightslaw advocacy training program.

What: Learn about special education law, rights and responsibilities, No Child Left Behind, tests and measurements, and how to use the bell curve to measure educational progress or regression; also SMART IEPs, and tactics and strategy for effective advocacy (see agenda below).

We will test your skills and knowledge and give you feedback about your progress. During the program, we will provide demonstrations of advocacy strategies and techniques.

When: The conference will be held on Friday, March 21 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where? Hayden Auditorium, Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School on Illinois State University's campus. Illinois State University is located in the center of Illinois in Bloomington-Normal where Interstates 74, 55, and 39 meet.

Registration: Registration is $50.00 per person. Each registrant will receive two books - WRIGHTSLAW: SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW and WRIGHTSLAW: FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY (value: $59.90) - what a deal!

You can download the registration form at https://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/il.03.pdf

To learn more about the program - and get directions to the University - go to:


Download the agenda at https://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/9hr.agenda.il.03.pdf

Questions? Please call Carol Darveau (815) 657-8686 or e-mail her at pcdarvo@prairieinet.net

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 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:


Yellow Pages for Kids With Disabilities

Please visit your state 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 Yellow Pages, we designed a special flyer for each state. You can help others by distributing your state flyer at schools, day care centers, libraries, doctor's and psychologist's offices, community centers, and hospitals.


We are accepting applications from evaluators, educational consultants, tutors, advocates, attorneys, health care providers, and others who help parents get services for their children. If you provide a service, you may request a listing. This is a free service. To learn how to apply, go to:



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 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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