Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, brought to you by the Down Syndrome Community.
The program will be held at:
St. Demetrios Hall
2100 Boyer Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98112
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
on or before
on or before
fee includes morning refreshments, lunch 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.
Register by phone by calling 206-842-9027 or email Anne Mullis.
Download the registration form.
Download and distribute the conference poster.
Credits: .6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The Washington State Bar Association has approved 6 CLE (continuing
legal education) credits. MCLE Activity ID number is 351000. A certificate of attendance will be provided if requested during registration.
Scholarships: Limited stipends for parents available. Call 206-842-9027 for more information.
Accommodations: Special Needs accommodations? - Contact Anne Mullis via email no later than October 25.
Refund Policy: Cancellation fees: 90% through October 25; None thereafter. We will maintain a wait list, should we sell out.
Questions? Contact Anne Mullis, DSC conference coordinator by telephone 206-842-9027, fax 206-842-9027, by email or by snail mail to 5276 Old Mill Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Click here for directions to St. Demetrios Hall.
Parking is free at the venue.
Seattle Tacoma International Airport - Sea-Tac - (SEA)
(approximately 19 miles to venue)
For a complete list of local hotels click here.
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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