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IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!

with Peter Wright, Esq.
Wilmington, Delaware, April 4, 2007


Special Education Law Training, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright, is being brought to you by the Parent Information Center (PIC) of Delaware.

DE Technical & Community College/Stanton Campus
400 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Postponed to April 4!
due to severe weather.

Program Description

This one day, 6 hour conference will focus on changes in IDEA 2004, the interrelationships between IDEA 2004 and No Child Left Behind, and how to use these laws to get better special education services for children with disabilities.

You will learn about:

  • new requirements for evaluations, reevaluations, parental consent
  • new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings
  • new eligibility requirements for students with specific learning disabilities
  • requirements for accommodations on high stakes tests, accommodations guidelines, alternate assessments
  • new rules about discipline and manifestation reviews
  • new procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice” and “Resolution (IEP) Session”
  • requirements for reading programs, essential components of reading instruction, research based instruction
  • requirements for highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals
  • high stakes tests, accommodations, alternate assessments
  • new options and choices for children who attend struggling schools
  • how NCLB applies to children with disabilities

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.


8:00 - 8:45

Registration and Refreshments

8:45 - 10:15

Introductions; IDEA 2004: History and Overview; Section 1400: Findings & Purposes; Section 1401: Key Definitions in IDEA: Special Education, LD, etc.

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:45

Section 1412: Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment, Private Placements, Statewide Assessments, Accommodations; Section 1414: Evaluations, Reevaluations, Parental Consent, Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), IEP Teams, IEP Meetings

11:45 - 12:30


12:30 - 2:00

Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards: Prior Written Notice; Resolution Session; Mediation; Requirements & Timelines for Due Process Hearings; Discipline. Proposed IDEA 2004 Regulations.

2:00 - 2:15


2:15 - 3:30

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): IEPs; Research Based Instruction; Reading; Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

3:30 - 4:00

Questions and Answers


Family Member of a Child with Special Needs
Two Parents of a Child with Special Needs
Full-Time Student

Download the brochure

Morning refreshments and lunch are included in your registration. The texts for this program (also included in your registration fee) are Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd edition and Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind which includes the No Child Left Behind CD-ROM with dozens of publications, manuals, toolkits, and other useful resources ($50.00 combined retail value).

Other Information: 6 CLE credits have been approved for this conference. Certificates of attendance toward 6.5 CE clock hours; 6.5 CE contact hours or 6.5 CE credits will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Kathryn S. Herel at ksherel@picofdel.org, (302) 999-7394 or (302) 999-7637 (fax).

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Directions from Baltimore/DC: Take I-95 North to Route 7 "Churchmans Crossing"- Exit 4-B (Exit 4-B immediately follows the Christiana Mall Exit). Drive Route 7 over the highway overpass to Churchmans Road, Exit 166. (There is a Delaware Tech Sign). Ramp will divide-stay in left lane; turn left at traffic light (Churchmans Road). Turn left at next light onto entrance road to College. Almost immediately, turn right on a short, curvy road to stop sign; then turn left. Parking: go past Faculty/Staff parking to next parking area. Enter through main entrance doors. Look for flagpoles.

Directions from Dover, DE: Go North on US-13 to Delaware 1. Take Delaware 1, past Christiana Mall, over the bridge, to the Churchmans Road exit (Exit 166). Ramp will divide-stay in left lane; turn left at traffic light (Churchmans Road). Turn left at next light onto entrance road to College. Almost immediately, turn right on a short, curvy road to stop sign; then turn left. Parking: go past Faculty/Staff parking to next parking area. Enter through main entrance doors. Look for flagpoles.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest.


Parking is free of charge on-site.


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
8000 Essington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 937-6937

About 40 miles away from training location.


The following hotels are near the conference location. 

Hilton Wilmington Christiana

100 Continental Drive

Newark, DE

(302) 454-1500

Red Roof Inn

415 Stanton Christiana Road

Newark, DE

(302) 292-2870


Fairfield Inn

65 Geoffrey Drive

Newark, DE

(302) 292-1500

Homestead Newark Christiana

333 Continental Drive

Newark, DE

(302) 283-0800


The following cluster of restaurants is located within a quarter of a mile from the conference site on Churchman’s Road: Applebees, Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Other restaurants are also nearby.

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