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IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
with Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Knoxville, Tennessee, April 14, 2007

Special Education Law & Advocacy Training, a Wrightslaw training program with Attorney Wayne Steedman, as part of the ASA-ETC Annual Spring Conference, is being brought to you by The Autism Society of America - East Tennessee Chapter.

The program will be held at:

Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902

Program Description

IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! (one day, 6 hours) focuses 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
  • 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 - 9:00

Registration and ASA-ETC Annual Meeting
9:00- 10:30 Introductions; IDEA 2004: History and Overview; Section 1400: Findings & Purposes; Section 1401: Key Definitions in IDEA: Special Education, LD, etc.
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 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
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards: Prior Written Notice; Resolution Session; Mediation; Requirements & Timelines for Due Process Hearings; Discipline. Proposed IDEA 2004 Regulations.
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:00 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): IEPs; Research Based Instruction; Reading; Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers
4:00 - 4:30 Questions and Answers


Download the brochure here.

Note: PayPal accepted. Use info@asaetc.org.


Registration Fee
Professional Seeking Credits

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). Lunch is included for those who register and pay by April 10, 2007.

Other Information: 6 CLE credits and .6 CEU's have been approved for this conference.

*Couples receive ONE set of books.

Questions? Please contact Cheri Howlett or call 865-637-3914.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

Directions from 1-40 West: Take exit #389 Broadway/Hall of Fame Dr. (L) Left onto Hall of Fame Drive. Turn (R) right at 5th light onto Summit Hill Drive, I-40 East exit #388 Downtown/Henley Street. Stay (R) right when off ramp splits. Turn (L) left at light. Hotel will be through 3 lights on (L) left.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest. Click here for custom driving directions from the conference hotel's website.


Parking is free of charge on-site.


McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

2055 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701

About 14 miles away from training location.


The following hotels are near the conference location. 

Crowne Plaza Knoxville (Conference Hotel)
401 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 522-2600


Information coming soon.

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