The Special Ed Advocate newsletter
It's Unique ... and Free!
Sep 24 - Nashua, NH
Oct 1 - San Antonio, TX
Oct 11 - Denver, CO
Oct 22-23 - Torrance, CA
Oct 26 - Park City, UT
Nov 4 - Atlanta, GA
Nov 12 - Glen Burnie, MD
Be a Hero ...
... to a Hero
Topics from A-Z
Seminars & Training
Yellow Pages for Kids
Books & Training
Mail & Fax Orders
Doing Your Homework
Ask the Advocate
Short Course Series
Fed Court Complaints
Behavior & Discipline
Episodic, such as
Diabetes, Epilepsy, etc
Identification & Child Find
Law School & Clinics
Letters & Paper Trails
LRE / Inclusion
Military / DOD
PE and Adapted PE
Privacy & Records
Response to Intervention
Restraints / Seclusion
School Report Cards
Teachers & Principals
Twice Exceptional (2e)
VA Special Education
Resources & Directories
Legal & Advocacy
Best School Websites
Ramada Plaza Hotel
400 Second Avenue SW
Charleston, WV 25303
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
1: Special Education Laws|
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97) and the Reauthorized IDEA
1400: Findings & Purposes
1412: Catchall Statute Least Restrictive Environment
ESY, Notice, Statewide Assessments
Progress: Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve Demo: How to Chart Test
1414: Evaluations, Consent
Educational Programs (IEPs)
1415: Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeal, Discipline
504: Discrimination, Retaliation, Damages
and Homework Assignment
2: SMART IEPs, NCLB, Advocacy Strategies|
Law, Tests & Measurements, Bell Curve
Child Left Behind: Reading, Research Based Instruction
Right to Know
Strategies, Crisis Management|
to Successful Advocacy
of Adverse Assumptions
of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
Paper Trails & Letters
Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
(On or before October 31, 2008)
(November 1 - 19, 2008)
Couple (two Members from same Household)
Couple (2 members from same household) will receive one set of books.
Click here to
Click here for the downloadable registration
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon
refreshments on both days.
Registrants will receive two books, valued at $50
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and a copy of WV Department
of Education's special education manuel: Policy 2419: Regulations for
the Education of Students with Exceptionalities.
Credits - 1.2 CEU's (continuing
education units) for educators, 12 CEU's for social workers, and 14.4
CLE's (continuing legal education) for attorneys have been approved
for this conference.
Contact West Virigina Advocates,
Inc by telephone 800-950-5250, or by email.
If you are a person with a disability or a family member of a person
with a disability and need finanical assistance to attend, availability
of stipends pending approval - contact Susan Given for more information.
If you require sign language interpretation or are a person with a disability
and require specific accomodations please contact WVV, Inc.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Ramada Plaza Hotel, 400 Second Avenue SW, Charleston, WV 25303.
From the North:
I-77S/I-79S to I-64 West toward Huntington, go 4 miles to Exit 56-Montrose
Drive Exit, go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear
to the right again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go
straight and the Ramada will be one block on your left.
From the South:
I-77 North to I-64 West, go 3 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit,
go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right
again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight
and the Ramada will be one block on your left.
From the East:
I-64 West towards Huntington, take Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right
at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again,
following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and
the Ramada will be one block on your left.
From Yeager Airport:
Take exit to airport and follow road. It will turn into Greenbrier street
at intersection, stay right at intersection and follow the signs for
downtown Charleston. Take I-77N/I-64West until the two intestates split.
Follow I-64, go 3 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right at
light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again, following
Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and the Ramada
will be one block on your left.
is free and available onsite.
100 Airport Road
Charleston, WV 25311
(Approximately 8 miles to conference location)
Virginia Advocates has made Arrangements for reduced
room rates ($79.00 per night) at the:
Ramada Plaza Hotel
400 Second Avenue SW
Charleston, WV 25303
Front Desk (304) 744-4641
Use the group code WRIGHTSLAW when making
your reservations. Reduced rate expires October 18, 2008.
For a list of local hotels click
the West Virginia Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information
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.