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

Nashua, NH

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by the Parent Information Center.

The program will be held at:

Sky Meadow Country Club
6 Mountain Laurels Drive
Nashua, NH 03062

Program Description

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

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • 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 History, Book Overview
  • 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 Test Data with the Bell Curve
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, OCR, USDOJ
  • Legal Research - how to find cases
  • Endrew F. + Fry SCOTUS and other recent cases
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 From Emotions to Advocacy
  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the File
  • SMART IEPs
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers

Registration

Registration Fee
* Early Bird
On or Before
February 1, 2020
Regular
Individual
$170
$195
PIC Volunteer Advocates
$135
$135

* Early Bird registrants will receive FREE downloads of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017. Retail value $34.90.

Conference fee includes light breakfast, lunch, snacks, 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 Save-the-Date flyer.

Scholarships: No scholarships are available through the sponsor. Family members of individuals with developmental disabilites can often obtain a scholarships (small grant) through the NH Council on Developmental Disabilites. Note: The 2020 budget may still be under review.

Questions? Contact Christine Anderson by email admin |at| picnh.org or by telephone 603-224-7005 ext. 111.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Sky Meadow Country Club.

Parking

Parking is free at the Sky Meadow Country Club.

Airports

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
(approximately 23 minutes to venue)

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
(approximately 46 minutes to venue)

Hotel Accommotations

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gateway Hills Nashua (5 minutes from venue)

Radisson Hotel Nashua (6 minutes to venue)

Courtyard by Marriott Nashua (14 minutes to venue)

DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua (14 minutes to venue)

Note: Sponsor suggests allowing extra time between the hours of 7:30 am and 9:00 am and from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Click here for a list of additional local hotels.

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Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
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Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments
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Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2018, by Pam and Pete Wright
About the Book

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, by Pam and Pete Wright
About the Book

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
About the Book

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments
About the Book

Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board
About the DVD Video

 

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