Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, is being sponsored
by the Autism Society of Oregon.
Co-sponsors include: Multnomah
County DD Services, ARRO, Lana Traynor Law Firm, FACT, Kevin Brague
Law Firm, Oregon PTI, Nay & Friedenberg Law Firm, Diane Wiscarson
Law Firm and the Autism Society of Washington.
program will be held at:
1333 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
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.
and Continental Breakfast
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 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation,
Due 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
Couples receive one set of books.
fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and a light afternoon snack.
Registrants will also receive two books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
here to register online. This
conference is SOLD OUT.
and distribute the conference brochure.
Credits - CLE (continuing legal
education) credits are pending. Certificates of attendance will be
provided to registrants.
Additional Information - There
are limited parent stipends available. Please contact ASO for details.
the Autism Society of Oregon by phone 503-636-1676, 1-888-AUTISM1
or by email.
Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
for directions from MapQuest.
There are 75 parking spots available
at the Ambridge Event Center. The Portland Convention Center has amble
parking and is located two blocks away from the center.
Inn Rose Garden
1506 NE 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
Block rate is $79 plus tax per night. Group name is under the Autism
Society of Oregon.
For a complete
list of local hotels click here.
the Oregon 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.
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