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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Wayne Steedman, Esq.

Oklahoma City, OK


October 4, 2022

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Wayne Steedman, Esq.,
is being sponsored by Sooner Success.


The program will be held at:


Metro Technology Business Center
Conference Center

1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111


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

8:30-9:00 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


Individual $40

Conference fee includes lunch, 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, during the training those three titles will be provided to each attendee in the adobe.pdf format. The three print and pdf books retail for $103.70.

Click here to register online.

Download and share the Save-the-Date flyer.


Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for parents of children with disabilities with financial need. The scholarship will waive or refund the registration fee for selected recipients. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, September 23, 2022. For more information call 405-271-2710 or email sooner-success |at| ouhsc.edu.

Questions? Contact Lori Wathen by telephone 405-698-6970 or email lori-wathen |at| ouhsc.edu.

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

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Map and directions to the Metro Technology Center.

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