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program will be held at:
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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
- Paper Trails
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
Information: .6 CEU's (continuing education units) and 6
CLE's (continuing legal education) credits have been approved for this
Note: The conference is expected to sell out, but we will maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations. No Refunds (unless we are notified by September 10 that you cannot attend).
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
From Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and points West:
Take I-40 East to Exit 273 (Hwy 54 West/Chapel Hill). Turn right at top of ramp. Proceed to the fourth stoplight, turn left onto Friday Center Drive (approximately two miles), and take the second right into the Friday Center parking area. Guest parking is on the left; the Friday Center is on the right.
Take I-85 South to 15-501. Take I-40 East to Exit 273 and follow the directions above.
Take I-85 North to Greensboro (I-85 and I-40 intersect in Greensboro) and follow the directions from Greensboro above.
Take I-40 to Exit 273A (Hwy 54 West/Chapel Hill). Proceed to the fifth stoplight, turn left onto Friday Center Drive (approximately two miles), and take the second right into the Friday Center parking area. Guest parking is on the left; the Friday Center is on the right.
From points south of Chapel Hill, arriving on Hwy 15-501 North:
Take the 15-501/54 East bypass as you approach Chapel Hill. Take the Hwy 54 East exit (approximately two miles) toward Raleigh. Proceed to the fourth stoplight, turn right onto Friday Center Drive, and take the second right into the Friday Center parking area. Guest parking is on the left; the Friday Center is on the right.
Click here for directions from MapQuest.
is available at the conference center.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
(Approximately 15 miles from conference location).
the North Carolina
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