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McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501
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,
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
Lunch is on your own
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
includes Continental breakfast, afternoon snack and three Wrightslaw 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 registration form.
Download and share the conference flyer.
Credits: 6.0 CLE (continuing legal education) credits and 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. TSHA approved 5.5 CE hour credits for this conference.
Scholarships: Scholarships available for parents of children with Autism as part of TeamMario's Autism Advocacy Program. Visit TeamMario.org for information. Application deadline is September 30, 2014. Scholarships are limited.
Refund Policy: No refunds are available for this conference. Registration may be transferred to another attendee.
Accommodations: Contact Christine Clifford via email no later than October 17, 2014.
Sponsorship and Exhibitors: Package available upon request.
Questions? Contact Christine Clifford by telephone 979-492-1062 by fax 888-308-0992 or by email info |at| TeamMario.org.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Click here for directions to the McAllen Convention Center.
Parking is free.
McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE)
(approximately 3 miles to venue)
Valley International Airport (VIA)
(approximately 44 miles to venue)
The sponsors have arraigned a special room rate with the Embassy Suites Hotel of $104 per night for single and $109 per night for double occupancy. Please call 956-686-3000 and ask for the "TEAM MARIO" rate. Deadline to register for this special rate is Monday, October 20, 2014.
1800 South Ware Road
McAllen, TX 78503
the Texas 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