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September 16, 2002 - Richmond, VA

Parents of children with disabilities encounter many obstacles when they advocate for their children. Two obstacles are isolation and lack of information. We are working to remove these obstacles.

Holiday Inn Select - Conference LocationOn September 16, we will present a full day of advocacy training in Richmond, Virginia. You will learn about:

* Special education law, rights and responsibilities
* How to use the bell curve to measure progress & regression
* How to design SMART IEPs
* How to use tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

This advocacy training workshop is for anyone who works with children in the special education system and has been approved for 6 hours of CLE credits.

The seminar will be held at:

Holiday Inn Select
1021 Koger Center Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23235-4756
For conference information, please call 804-355-0300 or 800-649-8481, email information@autismva.org or visit www.autismva.org

This program is sponsored by The Autism Program of Virginia, in association with The Arc of Central Virginia and Virginia chapters of the Autism Society of America.

Information & Registration

The registration fee is $60.00 per person. All registrants will receive Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (Retail: $29.95) and the Virginia special education Regulations. Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy will be available for purchase at the workshop. A buffet lunch will be provided.
Download registration form.

For more information about this conference, please download the flyer designed by the Autism Program of Virginia.

Accommodations: The Holiday Inn Select, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235-4756 (1-800-397-1034) has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $72.00 for Sunday September 15th. To reserve this rate, mention The Autism Program of Virginia and reserve before September 2, 2002.

Lunch: Buffet lunch will be provided at conference site.

More Questions?
Call 804-355-0300 or 800-649-8481, email information@autismva.org or visit www.autismva.org.

More Wrightslaw Training & Conferences.

Getting to Richmond

Richmond International Airport is located 15 miles from the Holiday Inn. For airport shuttle service please call Groome Transportation at 804-222-7226.

Directions: Get directions using Map Quest or follow one of these routes.

From Washington, D.C. - Traveling I-95 South - Take Exit 79 (Powhite Parkway I-195). Keep left and follow Powhite to Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60 - West). Follow Midlothian Turnpike 2 miles to Koger Center Blvd. Take right to hotel.

From North Carolina - Traveling I-95 North - Take Exit 67 Chippenham Parkway. Follow 10 miles to (Route 60) Midlothian Turnpike West. 5 miles to Koger Center Blvd. Take a right to hotel.

From Charlottesville - Traveling I-64 East - Take exit 186 for Powhite Parkway (I-195). Follow Powhite Parkway to Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60 - West) for 2 miles to Koger Center Boulevard. Take Right to hotel.

From Virginia Beach - Stay on I-64 West. Follow signs to I-95 north, (DO NOT TAKE I-295.) Stay on I-95 North to Powhite Parkway I-195 (Exit 79). Follow Powhite Parkway to Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60-West) for 2 Miles to Koger Center Boulevard. (From RIC Airport follow these directions.) *Powhite Parkway is also listed as Route 76 South of the James River.

A Message from the Sponsors

This workshop is for anyone who works with children in the special education system, not just autism!

The Autism Program of Virginia is funded in-part by the Virginia Legislature to carry out activities in four major goal areas--providing ongoing support to families and professionals, developing regional networks, providing technical assistance, and conducting conferences related to pervasive developmental disorders. Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council include representatives of state agencies, school professionals, medical professionals, parents of children with autism, persons with autism, attorneys, and other relevant stakeholders.

To learn more about The Autism Program of Virginia, please visit us at www.autismva.org

The Arc of Virginia advocates for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities and their families, so they may all lead productive and fulfilling lives.

With 1 in 10 families impacted by mental retardation, this issue is relevant in every community. In response, The Arc of Virginia works for the creation of individualized and self-determined community-based supports through leadership, advocacy, and education.To learn more about the ARC of VA please visit them at: www.arcofva.org

Autism Society of America chapters are operated by parents or professionals who volunteer to share their knowledge of local school systems, doctors, and other services. Many chapters offer informative newsletters and host regular support group meetings.

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA's efforts to carry forth its mission.

To learn more about the Autism Society of America and your local chapter visit: www.autism-society.org

A Message from Wrightslaw

We designed the Virginia Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people who love and work with our children can get reliable information, support -- and connect with one another.

You will find different kinds of resources on this page - government programs, grassroots organizations, and support groups. To make it easy for you to find the information you need, we organized these groups alphabetically.

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