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Hilton Tucson East Hotel
7600 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:
for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
- Requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
- Eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
- Procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice”
and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”
will learn about requirements in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) including:
and research based instruction
rights and options
will also learn how to:
tests and measurements to measure progress
tactics and strategies for effective advocacy
1: Special Education Laws
- Baseline Quiz
- Book Overview
- IDEA History - PARC + Mills Cases - US Supreme Court Cases
1400: Findings & Purposes
1401: Key Definitions
ESY, Child Find, Private Placements
Progress: Understanding Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scaled Scores, % Ranks
Demo: Charting Test Scores
1414: Evaluations and IEPs
- SMART IEPs
2: Laws, Cases, Tactics & Strategies
- Section 1415 - Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
- Other Statutes - Section 504 + ADA AA + ESSA
- Recent Cases + USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
- Legal issues regarding Charter Schools, Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epi-Pens, Diabetes, Epilepsy
- The Journey - From Emotions to Advocacy
- The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
From Emotions to Advocacy (cont'd)
- Developing the Master Plan
- Knowing the Rules of the Game
- Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
- How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
- Crisis, Emergency, Help
- Organization of the Child's File
Conflict, Normal Obstacles
of Adverse Assumptions
of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
Paper Trails & Letters
Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
Closing - In Summation
Click here to register online.
Download and share the brochure.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and break time snacks for both days, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and three Wrightslaw books, which retail for $62.85 -
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.
Credits: 1.2 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. There is additional fee of $48. 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. A certificate of attendance will be available for attorneys for CLE submission.
Reasonable Accommodations: Translation services or menu items contact the Autism Society of Southern Arizona no later than July 25, 2016.
Contact The Autism Society of Southern Arizona for details.
Refunds: No refunds after 5:00 p.m. July 25, 2016. A fee of $25 will be deducted from the refund.
Questions? Contact The Autism Society of Southern Arizona by telephone 520-770-1541 or email info |at| as-az.org
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Click here for directions to the Hilton Tucson East Hotel.
is free at the venue.
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
(Approximately 12 miles to conference location)
Note: The typical minimum charge for taxi runs from the airport: Super Shuttle $35, Taxi $40.
The Hilton East is offering a discounted room rate of $63 (plus tax per night) for conference participants. Follow the link below to book your room or call 1-800-445-8667 to receive the discount. Mention the group code of ASSA or Wrightslaw Special Education and Law Advocacy Conference. Reservations must be made and confirmed by July 25, 2016 to take advantage of this discounted group rate. After this date rooms will be available at regular rate. The hotel requires 48 hour notification prior to arrival on cancellation with no penalty. For more details, please click here.
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