The Chan Auditorium
Administrative Sciences Building
301 Sparkman Drive
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Campus
Huntsville, AL 35899
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.
Note: As an addition to the Agenda below, Pete will also discuss the new proposed DSM-5 revisions.
and Morning Refreshments
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
||On or Before
February 3, 2011
fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, afternoon
refreshments and 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 the printable registration form.
Download the Save-The-Date flyer.
Credits: 6 CLE's (continuing legal education) credits have been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama and .6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference.
Scholarships: Scholarships will not be available.
Refund Policy: All cancellations will receive a 50% refund until February 10, 2012. There will be no refunds after February 10, 2012.
Questions? Contact Betsy Berman
by telephone 256-975-1579, by fax 256-534-3060 or by email.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
here for directions to the UAH Campus. Click here for a campus map.
Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
11 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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