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FR*E IDEA 2004 Programs
Tallahassee, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale (July 11-17)

ISSN: 1538-3202


What You Don't Know About IDEA 2004 CAN Hurt You!

Info, Registration, Deadlines


Summer 2006: Programs in PA, DE, FL, GA, TX, KY

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What You Don't Know About IDEA CAN Hurt You!

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) is pleased to sponsor four fr*e workshops on What You Don’t Know about IDEA CAN Hurt You! by attorney Wayne Steedman of Wrightslaw.
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July 11, 2006
Leon County Dept. of Health
8:30 am-3:30 pm
July 13, 2006
Shriners Hospital
8:30 am-3:30 pm
July 15, 2006
Wayside Baptist Church
8:30 am-3:30 pm
July 17, 2006
Ft. Lauderdale
8:30 am-3:30 pm

Information, Registration, Deadlines

These programs are designed to provide information about changes in IDEA 2004 and will focus on new rules and requirements for special education services.

You will learn about:

  • New requirements for evaluations, reevaluations, parental consent
  • New requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings
  • Eligibility requirements for students with specific learning disabilities
  • Accommodations on high stakes tests, accommodations guidelines, alternate assessments
  • New rules about discipline and manifestation reviews
  • New procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice” and “Resolution (IEP) Session

Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Wrightslaw IDEA 2004 (value: $14.95) and lunch.

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Download the information and registration form here

There is no cost to attend these workshops. However ...

  • Space is limited.
  • Applications must be postmarked or faxed no later than June 23, 2006.
  • Applications will be accepted via fax (850) 922-6702 or U.S. mail ONLY.
  • Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and you will be notified only if it is approved.
  • Only those individuals who receive a confirmation letter will be registered and can participate in the workshop.

Introductions; IDEA History and Overview; 1400: Findings and Purposes; Section 1401: Definitions in IDEA: Special Education, LD, etc.
Section 1412: Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment, Private Placements, Statewide Assessments, Accommodations; Section 1414: Evaluations, Re-Evaluation, Individualized Educational Programs
Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards: Prior Written Notice; Resolution Session; Mediation; New Requirements & Timelines for Due process Hearings; Discipline; Proposed IDEA 2004 Regulations
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): IEPs; Research Based Instruction; Requirements for Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers
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If you know others who may be interested in attending this program, please send them this Alert.

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Post the information and registration form at school or work. Send copies to friends and family members. Send the link to the conference info page to listserv members in Florida.


These workshops are designed to meet the needs of families and individuals with disabilities and are not disability specific. For additional information on each program, please visit the information page or call Allison Cruz-Mitchell at 800-580-7801 or via email at

Space for these free programs is limited. Register today!

Summer Schedule: Programs in PA, DE, FL, GA, TX, KY

Wrightslaw offers special education law and advocacy programs taught by experts in the field of special education law and advocacy. In addition to the four free Florida programs, the
Summer 2006 schedule includes the following:

June 7: Wilkes-Barre, PA - Special Education Advocacy Training with Pat Howey,;sponsored by Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere - SAFE.

June 14: Rehoboth Beach, DE - Special Ed Law & Advocacy Training with Pete and Pam Wright at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel; sponsored by The Arc of Delaware. SOLD OUT!

July 19:
Atlanta, GA - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training at the National Fragile X Foundation’s 10th International Fragile X Conference. Speakers: Pete and Pam Wright

August 3: Austin, TX - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Texas Parent to Parent, Speakers: Wayne Steedman and Pat Howey

August 4: Louisville, KY - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by KY-SPIN & Community Parent Resource Center .Speakers: Pete and Pam Wright

August 15: Philadelphia, PA - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by the North Penn Special Education Council. Speakers: Pete and Pam Wright

2006-2007 Schedule
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We are scheduling programs for 2007. If you are interested in bringing a Wrightslaw program to your community, please read Conference Information.

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Pete and Pam Wright
Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043

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