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

Atlanta, GA


October 27, 2022

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC).


The program will be held at:

Monday Night Brewing Garage
933 Lee Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


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

Introductions

  • 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 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive, 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 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
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
  • SMART IEPs
  • 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 * Early Bird
On or before
Oct. 5, 2022

Regular

Individual $125 $150
Couple (includes one set of books to share) $150 $175
Professional (includes CLE/CEUs) $175 $200

* Early Bird registrants will receive aFREE adobe.pdf download of 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.

Conference fee includes boxed lunch, snack, bottled water, 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. The DSA of Atlanta will host a post-workshop happy hour onsite.

Click here to register online.


Credits: CLEs (continuing legal education) credits are pending. 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) through Delta State University have been approved.

Scholarships: No scholarships are available at this time.

Special Needs Accommodations:
Email ndsc |at| ndsccenter.org no later than October 1, 2022.

Questions? Contact Tamara Pursley by telephone 770-604-9500 or email ndsc |at| ndsccenter.org.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Monday Night Brewing Garage.

Parking

Parking is free at the venue.

Accommodations

Click here for a list of hotels near the venue.

Airports

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
The airport is approximately 8.3 miles to the venue.

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