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Glendale, Arizona, April 1-2, 2005

On 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:

* Special 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. Learn more about Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camps.

The Wrightslaw program will be held at:

Glendale Civic Center
5750 West Glen Drive
Glendale AZ 85301
57th Drive and Glen (1 Block North of Glendale Avenue)

The 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.

Information & Registration

The registration 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. (56 pages)

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:
Wrightslaw Registration
P.O. Box 6973
Glendale AZ 85312.

Register Online

You can also register online now! To register online, click 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."

Conference Flyer

download & distribute the flyer & registration form designed by the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

Questions? Please send questions by e-mail to questions@kenyonzoo.com

Directions: Getting to Glendale, Arizona

Detailed 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.

From 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.

From West of 59th Avenue Elmirage, Surprise, and Goodyear
Grand 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

Phoenix 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:

  • Best Western Inn (800) 528-8134 5940 NW Grand Ave
  • Residence Inn (800) 331-3131 8242 North I-17 (6 Miles)
  • Crown Plaza Hotel (602) 943-2341 2532 West Peoria (7.33m)
  • Embassy Suites 25577 West Greenway Road (10.37m)
  • Ramada Plaza Hotel Metro Center (602) 866-7000 (8.35m)
  • Sheraton Crescent (602) 943-8200 2630 W. Dunlap (6.3m)

Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

We built the Arizona 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 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.

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