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Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
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
History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive, Private Placements
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs.
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
- Section 504, ADA, FERPA, NLCB
- Charter Schools, Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epi-Pens
- Recent Cases - IDEA, 504 and ADA
- USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Special Ed Caselaw
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
|Parents, Foster Parents and Primary Caregivers (includes IFAPA CEUs upon request at not charge)
|Individual with a disability
|Professional (includes certificate of completion and professional CEUs/CLEs)
|At the Door - Pending Available Space
includes morning coffee, lunch and four Wrightslaw books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
All About IEPs and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.
Click here to register online.
Download and share the conference flyer.
Credits: 6.0 CLE's (continuing legal education) credits have been approved for this conference. Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent CEUs (6.0) and Social Work CEUs (6.0)have also been approved. 1.0 Graduate Credit can be earned through Upper Iowa University (UIU). The cost (in addition to the registration fee) is $125, due with submission of the credit packet materials and assignment to UIU after the training. Please mark the correct box on your registration to indicate the credits you wish to receive. Your credit materials will be at the registration table the day of the training.
Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference. For a list of organizations that may help with the cost of attendance, please call Ashley Gill at ASK Resource Center at 515-243-1713 or by email Ashley | at | askresource.org
Refund Policy: There are no refunds available for this training; however you may transfer your ticket to another attendee with advance notice to ASL Resource Center by November 7, 2014. Tickets may not be resold at a higher rate.
Questions? Contact Ashley Gill by telephone 515-243-1713, 800-450-8667 or email ashley | at | askresources.org
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
The Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center is located directly off of Interstate 80/35 at Exit 131 on Merle Hay Road. From all directions, take Interstate 80/35 to Merle Hay Road. Exit heading South on Merle Hay Road. The hotel is immediately off of the Interstate and can be seen form the Exit ramp. Note: The hotel is offering 4 free water park passes to their in-house water park with each room. The total value of 4 passes is $60 and cannot be purchased separately. Only available to hotel guests.
Parking is free.
Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
(approximately 20 minutes to venue)
The Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center is offering a limited block of rooms at a special rate of $89 for a queen, double room. The special rate is for November 17, 2014 only. The block of rooms is reserved under the code "ASK Resource Center". Rooms must be reserved by October 31, 2014. After this date, guests will be accommodated on a space and rate available basis. Reservations can be made at www.ramadatropicsresort.com or by calling 515-278-0271 or 1-800-854-9517.
the Iowa 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