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Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
with Pete Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
November 10-11, 2006
Education Law & Advocacy Training, a Wrightslaw
training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being co-sponsored by The
Howard County Autism Society, the Family Advocacy & Parent Education (FAPE)
Program, & The Parents Place of Maryland.
program will be held at:
Instructional Lab Building
10901 Little Patuxent
Columbia, MD 21044
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:
- New requirements
for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice”
and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”
will learn about requirements in No Child Left Behind
and research based instruction
rights and options
will also learn how to:
tests and measurements to measure progress
tactics and strategies for effective advocacy
|Day 1: Special
|9:00 - 10:30||Introductions,
Agenda, Pre-test; Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
and the Reauthorized IDEA of 2004|
- 10:45 ||Break|
|10:45 - 12:00||IDEA
(cont'd) - Section 1400: Findings & Purposes; Section 1401: Definitions; 1412:
"Catchall Statute", Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), ESY, Notice,
Statewide Assessments; Review|
|1:00 - 2:30||Measuring
Progress: Tests & Measurements and the Bell Curve; Demo: How to Chart Test
Scores; Section 1414: Evaluations, Consent, Individualized Educational Programs
|2:45 - 4:00||Section
1415: Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeal, Discipline; Section 504: Discrimination,
Retaliation, Damages; Review and Homework Assignment|
- 4:30||Questions and
2: SMART IEPs, NCLB, Advocacy Strategies|
Law, Tests & Measurements, Bell Curve; No Child Left Behind: Reading, Research
Based Instruction, Highly Qualified Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Parent "Right
to Know"; SMART IEPs|
|10:45 - 12:00||SMART
|1:00 - 2:30||Advocacy
Strategies: Crisis Management, Emotions, Conflict, Obstacles to Successful Advocacy,
School Culture, Rule of Adverse Assumptions|
|2:45 - 4:00||Advocacy
Strategies (cont'd): Hazards of Litigation and Outcome Prediction; Comprehensive
Evaluations; Negotiating; Paper Trails & Letters; School Meetings: Preparation
& Survival Strategies|
- 4:30||Questions and
registration includes morning refreshments, lunch, Wrightslaw
IDEA 2004 and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, Second Edition ($35.00 combined retail
Note: Lunches will be unavailable
for those registering after November 6, 2006.
1 set of books for those registering as a couple.
informational flyer and printable registration form here (PDF).
your completed registration form to:
County Autism Society
c/o 7231 Cadence Court
Columbia, MD 21046
checks payable to: Howard County Autism Society
- To register online Click here.
Questions can be directed to
Catriona Johnson or by calling (410) 760-5595.
Information: The Parents’ Place of Maryland and the Howard County Autism
Society are offering a limited number of subsidies for this conference. Please
submit a letter requesting a registration subsidy for consideration to the address
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044
Silver Spring take Rt. 29 North. Take Exit 18 A-B. Veer Left at the fork in
the exit, towards Town Center. Turn left onto Broken Land Parkway. Go two lights
and turn LEFT onto Little Patuxent Parkway. Go two more lights and turn LEFT at
Harper's Farm Rd./Howard Community College onto the campus.
take I-95 S. Take Exit 41A-B,RT. 175 West towards Columbia. RIGHT at the fork
in the exit ramp. Follow RT. 175 West for about 5 miles. Once you cross RT. 29
the road becomes Little Patuxent Parkway. Continue on for another 2.5 miles. There
are signs pointing towards the college. Turn LEFT at the intersection of Harper’s
Farm Road onto the campus.
click here for directions from MapQuest.
Parking is free on-site.
Approximately 20 miles from conference location.
The following hotels are near the conference location.
Sheraton Columbia Hotel
Columbia, MD 21044
Courtyard by Marriott Columbia|
Columbia, MD 21045
5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045-3247
are many restaurants are near the conference location.
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Maryland Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
built the Maryland Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information and
The State Yellow
Pages has many useful 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.
Wrightslaw Seminars & Training