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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is
being sponsored by The University of Akron School of Law.
The program will be held at:
Quaker Square Inn
at The University of Akron
Ballrooms B & C
135 South Broadway
Akron, OH 44325
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four
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
Note: As an addition to the Agenda below, Pete will also discuss the new proposed DSM-5 revisions.
||Registration and 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,
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
504, ADA, FERPA
No Child Left Behind
Special Ed Caselaw
Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parents
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
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
Register on or before January 23, 2012
January 23, 2012
|Attorney's (includes CLE's)
|Other Professionals (includes CEU's)
includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, three books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw:
All About IEPs.
Click here to register online.
Download and distribute the conference flyer.
Credits: 5.5 CLE (continuing legal education) credits have been approved. This program has also been approved for 5.5 CEU's (teaching continuing education units) through the University of Akron. Registrants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.
Refund Policy: Refunds on registration fees will be made for cancellations received by January 23, 2012. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after January 23, 2012.
Questions? Contact Michele Novachek by email or telephone 330-972-6363.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
From Cleveland (Eastern Suburbs) Erie & Buffalo - I-271 South to I-77 South/Akron. Exit #22A Main/Broadway. Let on Broadway 1.2 miles. The Quaker Square Inn at The Akron hotel is on the right.
From Cleveland Hopkins Airport & Western Suburbs Via I-77 South - Exit airport, turn left at traffic light to 480 East. Follow 480 East (approximately 10 miles) to I-77 South. Follow I-77 South to Exit #22A Main/Broadway. Left on Broadway 1.2 miles. The Quaker Square Inn at The Akron hotel is on the right.
From Cleveland Via I-77 & Ohio Turnpike East Bound - Follow I-77 South to Exit #22A Main/Broadway. Left on Broadway 1.2 miles. The Quaker Square Inn at The Akron hotel is on the right.
From Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Ohio & PA Turnpikes, West Bound and I-80 - Take 76 West to I-77 North to Downtown Akron, Exit #22A Main/Downtown, merge right on South Broadway 1.2 miles. The Quaker Square Inn at The Akron hotel is on the right.
Parking available at the Quaker Square Inn parking lot and also AMPCO city lot on South Broadway.
Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK)
(approximately 17 miles to venue)
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
(approximately 37 miles to venue)
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Ramada Inn at a special rate of $80.10 per night. For reservations at our discounted rate, please call 877-361-2502, Please mention The School of Law and our confirmation #58452774.
Click here for a list of nearby accommodations.
the Ohio 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