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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
(Outside of DC)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, is being sponsored
by the Center for Children,
The program will be held at:
Waldorf Jaycees Community Center
3090 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601
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
receive one set of books. Couples
pricing option is designed to support families by offering a reduced
price to married couples or partners raising a child with disabilities.
If you do not fit this description, please register as an individual.
here to register online.
the printable registration form.
and distribute the flyer.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
I-495/95: Take 95 South to the Branch Avenue/Waldorf (this is going
to be Route 5). Follow Route 5 (Route 301 joins Route 5 in Brandywine)
until you come to the main intersection in Waldorf. A Blockbuster Video
and Chilies Restaurant will be on your right at this intersection. Get
in the far left land and make a U-turn, turning into the far right lane.
At this time, you will be heading back North on Routes 5/301. Make the
first possible right after making the U-turn. This puts you on the access
road from which you can turn left into our parking lot. There is a 30
foot high yellow marquee in front of the Jaycee Community Center. The
Center is a large L-shaped tan building with a dark blue roof.
Routes 301/3: Take Route 3 South to Route 301 South. Route 301 joins
Route 5 in Brandywine. Follow Route 5 until you come to the main intersection
in Waldorf. A Blockbuster Video and Chilies Restaurant will be on your
right at this intersection. Get in the far left land and make a U-turn,
turning into the far right lane. At this time, you will be heading back
North on Routes 5/301. Make the first possible right after making the
U-turn. This puts you on the access road from which you can turn left
into our parking lot. There is a 30 foot high yellow marquee in front
of the Jaycee Community Center. The Center is a large L-shaped tan building
with a dark blue roof.
50 miles to venue)
Reagan National Airport
25 miles to venue)
here for local accommodations.
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