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Special Education and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq.
Columbia, South Carolina, February 27, 2008
IS CLOSED / "SOLD OUT"
Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy
Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, is
being sponsored by PRO-Parents of
program will be held at:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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.
History and Overview
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion,
Private Placements, Statewide Assessments
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
1414(a) Evaluations and Re-Evaluations
1414(d) IEPs, Present Levels of Performance, Goals and Objectives
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation,
Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
504, ADA, FERPA
No Child Left Behind
Special Ed Caselaw
Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parents Attorney
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
the Master Plan
the Rules of the Game
and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
of the Childs File
of Adverse Assumptions
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
For Out-of-State registrants there is a $30.00 registration fee. Make
checks payable to Pro-Parents of South Carolina.
Please call Heather Watson-Kelley
at (803) 772-5688 Ext. 103 or (800) 759-4776, Fax (803) 772-5341.
Information: 6 Continuing Legal Education credits (CLE's)
have been approved. 6 CEU's are available through the University of
South Carolina. Lunch will be on your own - there is a cafe onsite.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Greenville/Spartanburg: Take I-26 to Columbia past the intersection
with I-20. Stay in one of the left two lanes and take I-126 toward town.
Bear right onto the Huger St. exit. Go 4 stop lights to Gervais St.
Turn right onto Gervais, and the museum entrance is a half-block on
your right, just before the bridge crossing the river.
Charlotte: Take I-77 to Columbia. Exit right onto U.S. 277. Follow
277 into town, where it becomes Bull Street. Continue several blocks
on Bull Street until you come to Gervais St. (WIS-TV and a service station
are on the corner). Turn right onto Gervais and go through 8 traffic
lights. After the 8th light (Huger St.), the museum entrance is a half-block
on your right, just before the bridge crossing the river.
Charleston: Take I-26 to Columbia. Exit at I-126. After crossing
the bridge, take Huger Street exit ramp on the right. Go 4 traffic lights
to Gervais St. Turn right onto Gervais, and the museum entrance is a
half-block on your right, just before the bridge crossing the river.
Florence: Take I-20 west and exit onto I-26 east to Charleston.
Stay in one of the left two lanes and take I-126 toward town. Bear right
onto the Huger St. exit. Turn right at the fourth light onto Gervais
Street and the museum is a half-block ahead on your right.
Augusta: Take I-20 to Columbia. Exit onto I-26 East. Stay in one
of the left two lanes and take I-126 toward town. Bear right onto the
Huger St. exit. Go 4 stop lights to Gervais St. Turn right onto Gervais,
and the museum entrance is a half-block on your right, just before the
bridge crossing the river.
Click here for directions from MapQuest.
is available onsite.
Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
Columbia, SC 29170
(Approximately 6 miles from conference location)
There are many wonderful restaurants
to choose from in the area, including a cafe onsite.
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
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