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Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
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
1414 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
- Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA
- 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
- SMART IEPs
of Adverse Assumptions
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
|Members of HMEA's
* Couples receive one set of books.
includes continental breakfast, lunch, PM snack, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the 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.
Click here to register online. - SOLD OUT! No waiting list. No walk-in registration is available.
Download the registration form.
Download and share the conference flyer.
Registration closes October 19, 2016 at 3 PM.
Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.
Accommodations: For special needs accommodations, contact Donmarie Smith BEFORE September 27, 2016.
Refund Policy: Refunds or transfer of registration allowed until September 27, 2016.
Questions? Contact Donmarie Smith by telephone 508-835-4278 or by fax 508-835-3723.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Directions to Sturbridge Host Hotel.
Parking is available and free at the venue.
The sponsors have secured a Group Room Rate of Single $115, Double $115, Triple $125 and Quad $135. Subject to 11.7% occupancy tax, subject to change and mandated by state law. Contact the hotel to book ON or BEFORE October 5, 2016. Call 800-582-3232 and use event name Autism Resource Center to receive the special rate.
Bradley International Airport (BDL)
(approximately 33 miles to venue)
Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD)
(approximately 42 miles to venue)
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS)
(approximately 57 miles to venue)
the Massachusetts 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