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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Virginia Beach, VA
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and Friday, May 15, 2020
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by TEAM Caleb Josiah.
The programs will be held at:
Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Crescent
Student Center, 2nd Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Each one-day special education law and advocacy program will focus on four areas:
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.
- special education law, rights and responsibilities
- tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
- SMART IEPs
- introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
Agenda for both the May 13 and May 15 trainings.
- IDEA History, Book Overview
- Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
- Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
- Understanding Test Data with the Bell Curve
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
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
Questions and Answers
* Early Bird
On or Before
April 1, 2020
|Includes CLEs and CEUs (pending)
* Early Bird registrants will receive FREE adobe.pdf downloads of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017, which includes all of the 2017 U. S. Court of Appeals special education cases and the two 2017 U. S. Supreme Court cases, Fry and Endrew F., which have a retail value of $34.90.
Conference fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snack, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen, three Wrightslaw books - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed., Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed., and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs provided the morning of the conference and then, within a week after the program, Wrightslaw will email those three books to each attendee in the adobe.pdf format. The three print and pdf books retail for $103.70.
Click here to register online.
Credits: 6.0 CLEs (continuing legal education) credits through the Virginia State Bar are pending. 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) through Delta State University have been approved.
Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available. Contact Ms. Candice Nesbitt by telephone at 757-572-5115.
Refund Policy: There is $35 cancellation fee if requested on or before April 15, 2020. After April 15, 2020 there are no refunds. You are welcome to transfer your registration at any time.
Special Accommodations: For special needs accommodation, contact Ms. Candice Nesbitt by telephone at 757-572-5115 no later than April 1, 2020.
Questions? Contact Ms. Candice Nesbitt by telephone at 757-572-5115 or email teamcalebjosiah |at| gmail.com.
Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Map and directions to the Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach Campus.
Parking is free, handicap parking and elevator available.
Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is approximately 12 miles to the venue and has 31 non-stop destinations.
Click here for a list of local hotels.
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Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information and support.
The State Yellow Pages has many useful resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys and others who help parents get services for their children.
If you provide a service, sign up to be listed on the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.
Wrightslaw Seminars & Training