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

Indianapolis, IN, September 18, 2009

IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! a Wrightslaw training program with Wayne Steedman, Esq. is being co-sponsored by DisabilityGoTo, Inc. and the Autism Society of Indiana.

The program will be held at:

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
7435 North Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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.


7:45 - 8:30

8:30 - 10:00 Introductions; IDEA 2004: History and Overview; Section 1400: Findings & Purposes; Section 1401: Key Definitions in IDEA: Special Education, LD, etc.
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 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 - 2:45 Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards: Prior Written Notice; Resolution Session; Mediation; Requirements & Timelines for Due Process Hearings; Discipline. Proposed IDEA 2004 Regulations.
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 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


Registration Fees
Early Bird On or Before August 21, 2009
After August 22, 2009

Download and share the printable registration form.

Save $10 by registering online. Click here to register.

Lunch and the texts for this program, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind are included in the registration fee. The No Child Left Behind book includes a CD-ROM that contains dozens of publications, manuals, toolkits, and other useful resources ($60.00 combined retail value).

Credits: CEU's will be available.

Additional Information:
Exhibitor and sponsorship information is available. Click here to learn more.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will be assessed a processing fee of $15. No refunds after August 21, 2009.

Questions? Please contact Kimberly Maddox-Reihl, by phone 517-420-3313, fax 309-304-4811 or email.

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

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Parking is free.


Indianapolis International Airport


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