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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.

Manassas, VA


Friday, April 5, 2019

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being hosted by The Arc of Greater Prince William.


The program will be held at:

Kelly Leadership Center
14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112


Program Description


One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on five areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.

Agenda

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30

IDEA

  • IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
  • Section 1400 - Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 - Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00
  • Section 1412 - ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Section 1414 - Evaluations and IEPs
  • Section 1415 - Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA
  • Episodic Conditions, Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
  • Recent US Supreme Court Cases, OCR, USDOJ

The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert

  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
  • How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Tactics and Strategies
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Private Evaluations
  • Paper Trails
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Preparation for Meetings
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration


* Registration Fee

 

Individual $75

Attorney
(includes CLEs)

$125

* The first 50 registrants paid in full by February 5, 2019 will also receive emailed pdf copies of Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 which retail for $29.95. Deadline to register is April 2, 2019.

Conference fee includes boxed lunch, snacks and refreshments at breaks, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

Click here to register online.

Download and share the conference flyer.

Credits: 6.0 CLEs (continuing legal education) credits through the Virginia MCLE Board have been approved.

Refund Policy: Refunds may be obtained by March 5, 2019. Substitutions are allowed if sponsor notified by March 29, 2019.

Special Needs Accomodations: If special accommodations are needed, i.e., sign language or foreign language interpreters, please contact Jan Russell by email jrussell |at| arcgpw.org no later than March 15, 2019. We cannot accommodate special dietary requests and suggest you bring your own food on that day.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships at a reduced rate of $20 are available. Contact Jan Russell by telephone 703-730-3124 for availability.

Questions? Contact Jan Toone Russell by telephone 703-730-3124 or by fax 703-670-8648.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Click here for a map and directions to the Kelly Leadership Center.

Parking

Parking is free and available onsite.

Hotel Accommodations

Click here for a list of local hotels.

Airports

Washington Dullas International Airport (IAD)
(approximately 26 miles to venue)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

(approximately 36 miles to venue)


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