Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Baton Rouge, LA
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, is being sponsored
by Families Helping Families of Greater
Families Helping Families of GBR is offering FREE
registration for all In-State Parents, Guardians, Direct Caregivers
and School Administrators.
The program will be held at:
J. Womack Park
BREC Administration Building Ballroom
6201 Florida Blvd.
(Corner of Florida and N. Ardenwood)
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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.
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
State Registration Fees
Out of State registration fee for parents and professionals is $50.
and distribute the flyer and registration form - SOLD OUT
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registrants will also receive
three books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and
All About IEPs.
Credits: .6 CEUs (continuing education
units) and 6 CLE (continuing legal education) credits have been approved
for this conference.
Questions? Contact Families Helping
Families by telephone 225-216-7474 or email Cynthia
Chesterfield or Kara Shupe.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
here for directions to the Milton
J. Womack Park.
Parking is free.
should enter the Ardenwood Boulevard entrance.
Rouge Metropolitan Airport
(approximately 10 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.
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