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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW

Oahu, HI

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:

Pagoda Hotel
1525 Rycroft Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

Program Description

Participants will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:

  • Requirements 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.”

Participants 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.

Participants will also learn how to:

  • Use tests and measurements to measure progress
  • Write SMART IEPs
  • Use tactics and strategies for effective advocacy

    Day 1: Special Education Laws
    8:00-9:00 Registration
    • Introductions
    • Baseline Quiz
    • Book Overview
    • IDEA History - PARC + Mills Cases - US Supreme Court Cases
    10:30-10:45 Break

    IDEA (con’t)

    • Section 1400: Findings & Purposes
    • Section 1401: Key Definitions
    • Section 1412: LRE, ESY, Child Find, Private Placements
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    • Measuring Progress: Understanding Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scaled Scores, % Ranks
      Demo: Charting Test Scores
    • Section 1414: Evaluations and IEPs
    2:30-2:45 Break
    • Section 1414 (cont'd)
    • SMART IEPs
    Questions and Answers

    Day 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
    10:30-10:45 Break

    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
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:30 Advocacy Strategies
    • Emotions, Conflict, Normal Obstacles
    • School Culture
    • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
    2:30-2:45 Break

    Advocacy Strategies (con’t)

    • Hazards of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
    • Comprehensive Evaluations
    • Negotiating; Paper Trails & Letters
    • School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies

    Closing - In Summation

    Questions and Answers


Registration Fee  
Individual $250

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., Wrightslaw: 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.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


Click here for directions to the Pagoda Hotel.


Parking is $3 per day on hotel property.


Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
(Approximately 10 miles to conference location)

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