Arizona, April 1-2, 2005
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2005, Pete and Pam Wright will
present a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp in
Glendale, Arizona. You
will learn about:
education laws, rights and responsibilities
* Key changes in IDEA 2004
* How to use the bell curve to measure educational progress & regression
* How to write SMART IEPs
* How to use tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
This program is designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health
care providers, advocates, and attorneys who represent children with
disabilities regarding special education, and is not disability specific.
about Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camps.
Wrightslaw program will be held at:
5750 West Glen Drive
Glendale AZ 85301
57th Drive and Glen (1 Block North of Glendale Avenue)
program is being sponsored by the Greater
Phoenix Chapter, Autism Society of America, the Arizona
Center For Disability Law, Raising
Special Kids, Arizona State
Dept. of Education, SRP, and the Governor's
Council on Developmental Disabilities.
fee for this two-day program is $175 for parents; $185 for educators
with CEUs; $185. for attorneys with CLEs; and $175 for others.
All registrants will receive two books - Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy (value: $59.90). Registrants will
also receive The
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004: Overview,
Explanation and Comparison of IDEA 2004 & IDEA 97 by Peter Wright,
Esq., a publication that describes substantive changes to the five key
statutes of IDEA 2004 by section and subsection.
Your registration fee also includes morning refreshments, buffet lunches
on both days, and afternoon cookie and drink breaks. The organizers
have made arrangements for individuals with special diets by having
vegetarian, wheat and dairy-free choices available at the buffet lunches.
Register by Mail
You can register for the Wrightslaw Boot Camp by mailing
in the flyer/registration form and payment to:
P.O. Box 6973
Glendale AZ 85312.
can also register
online now! To register online,
here (to Sporg.com, an Internet conference registration site), and
select "Fast Unique ID Search." On the next page, type 8740
next to "Event Unique ID."
& distribute the flyer & registration form designed by
the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Autism Society of America.
Please send questions by e-mail to
Getting to Glendale, Arizona
driving directions are listed below. You can also get personalized
directions by going to mapquest.com
and filling in your presonal information and Glendale Civic Center,
5750 West Glen Drive, Glendale, AZ 85301.
East Valley, Scottsdale and Central Phoenix
I-10 or 101 will connect to the I-17, I-17 to Exit at Glendale
Ave., Turn West /Take Glendale Avenue to 57th Drive. Turn North (right),
Civic Center is straight in front of you.
West of 59th Avenue Elmirage, Surprise, and Goodyear
Avenue will take you to the intersection of 59th Avenue /Grand Avenue
& Glendale, Exit onto Glendale Avenue, Turn North (Left) on to 57th
Drive, Civic Center is straight in front of you
Sky Harbor International Airport
is approximately 35 minutes from Glendale. (Double this time if you
arrive during the rush hours of 7-9 am or 4-7 pm.)
Because this Boot Camp will be held during prime tourist season, we
recommend that you book your hotel early. Here are some accommodations
near the Glendale Civic Center:
Western Inn (800) 528-8134 5940 NW Grand Ave
Inn (800) 331-3131 8242 North I-17 (6 Miles)
Plaza Hotel (602) 943-2341 2532 West Peoria (7.33m)
Suites 25577 West Greenway Road (10.37m)
Plaza Hotel Metro Center (602) 866-7000 (8.35m)
Crescent (602) 943-8200 2630 W. Dunlap (6.3m)
Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support. The
Arizona Yellow Pages has many helpful resources - evaluators, educational
consultants, academic tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations,
advocates, attorneys and others who help parents get services for their
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.
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