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IEEs; Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand?
Free Boot Camp in OKC!

Date: Nov. 21, 2005
Issue: 329
ISSN: 1538-3202

In this Issue

1. Independent Educational Evaluations: What? Why? How? Who Pays?

2. Ask the Advocate: Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand?

3. FREE Wrightslaw Bootcamp in OKC (Dec 2-3, 2005)

4. Subscribe & Contact Info


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Ask the Attorney: What is an independent educational evaluation? When is it appropriate? Who pays?

Ask the Advocate: Why can't parents trust the system to do what's right? Why do schools draw lines in the sand?

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1. Ask the Attorney: Independent Educational Evaluations by Wayne Steedman, Esq.

If you are like most parents, you are confused about independent educational evaluations (IEEs) - who qualifies and how these evaluations are used.

In Independent Educational Evaluations: What? Why? How? Who Pays?, parent attorney Wayne Steedman explains what an IEE is, the value of an IEE, what the law requires of school districts, and who is financially responsible. You also learn strategies to use if you disagree with the school about your child's evaluation.

Read Independent Educational Evaluations: What? Why? How? Who Pays?

Learn more about evaluations, tests and testing.

As a member of the Wrightslaw Speakers Bureau, Wayne Steedman provides training for parents, educators, advocate, attorneys, and others who want to ensure that children receive quality special education services.

His presentations include IDEA 2004: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You and IDEA 2004 & NCLB: It's a Whole New Ball Game! Learn more about Wrightslaw training programs.

2. Ask the Advocate: Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand?

"Why can't we trust the system to do what's right for our children?"

"Why do schools draw lines in the sand?"

Good special education services are individualized, intensive and expensive. Schools often balk at providing intensive services. What can you do?

Parent advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to use advocacy strategies to anticipate problems, manage conflict, and avoid crises in Why Do Schools Draw Lines in the Sand? Power Struggles, Meetings and Letters.

Read more articles by Pat Howey in Ask the Advocate.

As a member of the Wrightslaw Speaker's Bureau, Pat Howey presents From Emotions to Advocacy programs and special education law and advocacy training seminars.

3. Wrightslaw Special Ed Law & Advocacy Boot Camp in Oklahoma City on Dec 2-3, 2005

A free Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp will be held in Oklahoma City on December 2 & 3, 2005. The program is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center -- and is FREE for parents, family members, and individuals who work with children with disabilities.

Participants will receive two books: Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 and the new 2nd edition of Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide (value: $35.) Registration form

You will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 because what you don't know about IDEA 2004 CAN hurt you! You will also also learn how to:

* Use tests and measurements to measure educational progress
* Write SMART IEPs
* Use tactics and strategies for effective advocacy

Learn more about the Free Boot Camp in Oklahoma City. To learn when we are coming to your area, please check the Schedule.

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