Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017
Two New Cases! - Pete will discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's March 22 Endrew case and subsequent March 27 Ninth Circuit's MC v. Antelope Valley case referencing Endrew and the need to remediate the child's disability!
This two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp,
a Wrightslaw training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being sponsored by the LD-Adhd Center of Hawaii.
The program will be held at:
1525 Rycroft Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
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 the new cases in that past year, including the special education jury trial verdicts and settlements, including the new U. S. Supreme Court's Fry and Endrew cases and their implications for more jury trials pursuant to Section 504 and ADA litigation.
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
- SCOTUS Fry + Endrew cases, jury trials + verdicts
- 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 including pastries, fruits, coffee, tea, a buffet style lunch, and break time snacks and refreshments for both days, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and four Wrightslaw books, which retail for $77.80 -
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed.,
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed.,
Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, and our newest book,
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 (pdf version).
Special Needs Accommodations: Contact Dr. Karen Tyson via email at Karen.tyson |at| ldcenterofhawaii.com no later than March 15, 2017.
Scholarships: No scholarships are available for this conference.
Refunds: There are no refunds for this conference. Substitutions are allowed with 24 hours prior notice to LD-Adhd Center of Hawaii, LLC.
Questions? Contact the sponsors by email at officemanager |at| ldcenterofhawaii.com or Karen.tyson |at| ldcenterofhawaii.com by telephone 808-955-4775 or fax 808-955-3130 or click here.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Click here for directions to the Pagoda Hotel.
is $3 per day on hotel property.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
(Approximately 10 miles to conference location)
the Hawaii Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information
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.