California Endowment Conference Center
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school.
You will learn:
- how to assess your child's strengths and needs
- how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP Team
- how to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
- how to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
- how to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP Team
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
1: Getting Started
- Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
the Paper Trail
and Strategies for the Advocate
Parent as Project Manager
101: Learning the Rules of the Game
to Success, Resolving Parent/School
Emergency, Crisis, Help
and Your Child's Disability
and Measurements 101
of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
of Adverse Assumptions
the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using
the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
it all together
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Download and share the conference flyer and registration form. Download and share the Spanish version.
Your registration fee includes Continental breakfast, boxed lunch, cookies, soft drinks, tea and coffee all day,Vendor Fair, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen, and a copy of Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
Vendor Information: $80 for Non-Profit and $100 for For Profit. Registration includes full table, lunches, drinks, snacks for two people and inclusion in the conference printed materials. Download the vendor registration form.
Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The units are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours. There is an additional $24 fee. Payment is due after the conference through the UMKC online portal.
Special Accommodations: A Spanish language translator will be on the premises. Please make requests for all reasonable disability related accommodations by August 17, 2018. All special food requests must be made by September 3, 2018.
Scholarships: Limited parent scholarships are available. Click here for additional information.
Regional Center: Your Regional Center may fund this conference if requested. Use vendor number PD3672.
Refund Policy: Cancellations or refund requests received by August 31, 2018 will be honored less $30 and, thereafter, on a case by case basis, except in the case of grants. In lieu of a refund, substitutions are permitted with advance notice.
Child Care: Childcare will not be provided.
Questions? Contact Annette Kunzman (FASD Network of Southern California) by email annettek |at| fasdsoutherncalifornia.org or by telephone 310-717-9763. Contact Julie Eby-McKenzie (SCDD) by email Julie.Eby-McKenzie |at| scdd.ca.org or by telephone 818-543-4631.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
(approximately 45 minutes to venue)
Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)
(approximately 30 minutes to venue)
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