program will be held at:
Important Notice: If you are attending this program, please print this Visitor's Parking Pass that will allow you to park at William & Mary Hall Parking. https://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/wm.parking.pass.pdf
William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23186
special education law and advocacy program will focus on four areas:
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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
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.
Your registration fee includes two books, Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy (retail value $50.00), lunch
LASEVA attorneys can register at no charge, books included. Please
call to register.
/ Parents **
The H&W / Parents rate applies to parents, step-parents, and custodial
parents/ grandparents/ caregivers who are involved in raising a child
with a disability. A couple will receive one set of books.
Note: Walk-In registration available
for an additional $25.00. Register today and save!
and share the conference brochure.
registration - it's fast and easy!
the mail & fax registration form.
0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) and 6 CLE's (continuing
legal education) credits have been approved for this conference.
Snow Date: February 13, 2009.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds
available if written or verbal notification is not received by 5
p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009.
Vendor Opportunities: Tables
available for $150.00. Call today to reserve.
Please contact Debra Pratt
by email, or
by phone at 877-529-4332.
Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
here for directions to the Sadler Center. Map of the William & Mary Campus.
is located along Richmond Road and Stadium Drive. Parking also available
at William and Mary Hall parking lot. Print
News/Williamsburg International Airport
(Approximately 18 miles from conference location)
Richmond International Airport
(Approximately 38 miles from conference location)
Williamsburg Hospitality House
415 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Reservations call 800-932-9192
Note: Special conference
rate of $79 - Single/Double Occupancy
Reservations from Wednesday, January 28 through Saturday,
January 31, 2009.
For special rate mention the "Wrightslaw" conference.
Free underground parking, and walking distance to the W&M
For a full
list of local hotels click
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so you can get reliable
information and support.
The Wrightslaw Yellow
Pages for Kids 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.
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