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From Emotions to Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Friday, April 22, 2016
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From Emotions to Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is
being co-sponsored by the Augusta Levy Learning Center, and by Cassidy, Cogan, Shapell & Voegelin, LC.
The program will be held at:
Wheeling Artisan Center
1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours),
attorney Pete Wright teaches you how to take an active role in managing your
child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain
healthy working relationships with the school.
to assess your child's strengths and needs
to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team
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
||Registration and light refreshments
1: Getting Started
- Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
the Paper Trail
and Strategies for the Advocate
Parent as Project Manager
101: Learning the Rules of the Game
to Success, Resolving Parent/School
Emergency, Crisis, Help
and Your Child's Disability
and Measurements 101
of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
of Adverse Assumptions
the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using
the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
it all together
* Couples receive one set of books.
includes light morning refreshments, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and one Wrightslaw book, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
Click here to register online.
Download and share the registration form.
Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The CEU's are available for an additional charge of $24, payable at the conference. CEU's are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide both graduate credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours.
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available, first-come first-serve basis.
Accommodations: Special needs accommodations? Contact the sponsors by telephone at 304-242-6722 no later than April 1, 2016.
Refund Policy: No refunds are available for this conference. Substitutions are allowed with prior sponsor consent.
Questions? Contact Kathy Shapell by telephone 304-242-6722 by email kshapell |at| gmail.com or Staci Stephen by telephone 304-242-6722 or email stacistephen |at| gmail.com
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Map and directions to the Wheeling Artisan Center.
A parking garage is available scross the street at the Ohio Valley Regional Transit Authority Garage located at 1401 Main Street. The cost is $2.75 for all-day parking. There is also metered parking available on the street.
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
(approximately 50 miles to venue)
the West Virginia 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