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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
* As of 7:30 am, Thursday morning, walk-in space is still available, Memphis roads are clear! *
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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is
being sponsored by The Arc Tennessee.
The program will be held at:
Holiday Inn University of Memphis
3700 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
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 and Overview
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: 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
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
|Self Advocates or Family members (includes one-year membership in the ARC)
|Arc Members (includes CEUs or CLEs)
|ARC Members (no CEUs or CLEs)
|Professionals (includes CEUs or CLEs)
Click here to register online.
includes coffee/tea in the morning, lunch, afternoon snacks, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw books which retail for $77.80 - Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition), Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
All About IEPs and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.
Note: Walk-In Registration is available. Wrightslaw books available while supplies last. No CEU's, CLE's, lunch or childcare provided for those who are not pre-registered. Pre-Registration ended on February 15, 2015. Walk-ins will incur a $25 fee on top of the rates above.
Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) and 6 CLE's (continuning legal education) credits have been approved for this conference.
Refund Policy: Non-Refundable. Registration can be transferred to another attendee with prior notice.
Accommodations: Contact Lori Cutler-Turner at lturner |at| thearctn.org via email no later than January 15, 2015.
Scholarships: There are no scholarships available for this conference.
Questions? Contact Lori Cutler-Turner by email at lturner |at| thearctn.org or Treva Maitland by email at tmaitland |at| thearctn.org or by telephone 615-767-5041.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Click here for directions to the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
Parking is free at the venue.
Memphis International Airport (MEM)
(approximately 8 miles to venue)
For a list of local hotels, please click here.
the Tennessee 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