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Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2017
This two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp,
a Wrightslaw training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being sponsored by ABLED Advocacy.
The program will be held at:
41 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Choose the schedule that works best for you. The one day trainings are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys. Friday's focus will be on special education law and Saturday will focus on advocacy issues.
1: Friday, October 27, 2017 - Special Education Law
- Overview of Book: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
- IDEA History - PARC + Mills Cases - Past 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(a,b,c,d): Evaluations and IEPS
- Overview of book: Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
- Section 1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
- Other Statutes - Section 504 + ADA AA + ESSA
- Recent Cases + USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
- Two Recent US Supreme Court Cases
- Legal issues: Charter Schools
- Legal issues: Episodic Conditions i.e., Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
2: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Special Education Advocacy Tactics & Strategies
Overview of book: Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
The Journey - From Emotions to Advocacy - Tactics
- The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
- Developing the Master Plan
- Knowing the Rules of the Game
- Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
From Emotions to Advocacy - Tactics
- How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
- Crisis, Emergency, Help
- Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
- Organization of the Child's File
- Emotions, Conflict, Normal Obstacles
of Adverse Assumptions
- Hazards of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
- Comprehensive Evaluations
- Paper Trails & Letters
- The "Letter to the Stranger"
- Negotiation Skills - "Getting to Yes"
- The "Gerry Spence" approach
Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
- The 5 W's + H + E
Closing - In Summation
Click here to register online.
|One Day - Law or Advocacy
|Two Day Boot Camp
Download the registration form.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon 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: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for each conference day. An additional fee is required, please see registration form. CEU's are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide units for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours.
Reasonable Accommodations: Contact the sponsors by October 1, 2017 if you require accommodations.
Scholarships: A limited numer of scholarships can be acquired through MDDC.
Refunds: No refunds are available for this conference. Substitutions are allowed with prior notice to sponsors by October 1, 2017.
Questions? Contact Dawn Connelly or Laurie Keegan by telephone 978-905-8151.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Click here for directions to the UTEC. Attendees will enter through the cafe entrance.
There is a large municipal parking garage across the street. Parking fee is $8.
Manchester - Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
(Approximately 30 miles to conference location)
Logan International Airport (BOS)
(Approximately 33 miles to conference location)
the Massachusetts 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.