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Wrightslaw From Emotions to AdvocacyTraining
with Pat Howey, Advocate
Everett, Washington, September 30, 2006

From Emotions to Advocacy, a Wrightslaw training program with Pat Howey, is being sponsored by Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Family Support Grant.

The program will be held at:

Public Utilities District Auditorium
2320 California Street
Everett, WA 98201

Program Description

In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), parent advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school.

You will learn:

  • how to assess your child's strengths and needs
  • how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
  • how build healthy working relationships with school personnel
  • how document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
  • how to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team

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.


9:00-10:30 Overview of agenda
  • Review of Applicable Sections of Reauthorized IDEA 2004
  • Preparing for IEP Team Meetings–The Parent Report
  • Taming the Paper Trial
  • Present Levels of Academic Achievement Strengths, Challenges, Needs Goals/Benchmarks
  • Words of Advice to Parents and Schools
10:45-12:00Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00Lunch (included)
1:00-2:30 Playing the IEP
  • Understanding the Power Structure
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • When the answer is “No”
  • The Rule of Threes
  • The Delphi Techniques


2:45-4:00The Gentle Art of Disagreeing
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers


Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited so register early.

To register, leave your name, phone number and email address by calling (425) 388-7259 or by emailing ddinfo@co.snohomish.wa.us.

Payment (cash/check) accepted at the door between 8-9 a.m.  No pre-payment available.

Your registration includes Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($19.95 retail value). 


Download the informational flyer here.

Questions? Please contact Tamra Bradford, Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities, by calling (425) 388-7320. You can also email her at tamra.bradford@co.snohomish.wa.us.

Additional Information: Lunch will be on your own; food is not permitted in the auditorium.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Public Utilities District Auditorium, 2320 California Street, Everett, WA 98201

From Interstate 5, Southbound: Take Exit 194, follow City Center signs onto Everett Avenue westbound. Turn left at Virginia, past California Street to the parking lot that is south of the building.

From Interstate 5, Northbound: Take Exit 193 (Pacific Avenue/City Center) stay to your left proceeding under the freeway to the light on Maple Street. Turn right on Maple and proceed one block to Hewitt Ave. Turn left on Hewitt and proceed Westbound to Virginia Ave. Turn right on Virginia and enter the PUD parking lot on corner of Virginia St. and California St.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest.


Info here


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
17801 International Blvd. (Pacific Highway S.)
Seattle, WA  98158
approximately 1 hour from conference location


The following hotels are near the conference location. 

Holiday Inn

3105 Pine

Everett, WA


closest to PUD

Inn at Port Gardner

1700 W Marine View Dr

Everett, WA

425-252-6779 or 888-252-6779

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

131 128th St SW

Everett, WA

425-609-4000 or fax 425-609-4010



There are a variety of restaurants located 4 blocks west of the PUD Auditorium on Colby between Pacific and Everett Avenue. They include a variety of sandwich shops (Kenny's Place, Quiznos, Sub Shop) Casual Dining (Flying Pig, Smashed Tomatoes, Several Mexican Restaurants) also Teriyaki, Pho and more.

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