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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.

Loveland, CO

(50 miles outside Denver)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Email cbrown |at| arclc.org to be added to the waiting list.

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being hosted by The Arc of Larimer County and The Arc of Weld County.

The program will be held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538

Program Description

One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on five areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw 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 disability specific.


8:00-9:00 Registration
  • IDEA History, Book Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
  • Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Test Data with the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs
  • Section 1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA, OCR, USDOJ
  • Legal Research - how to find cases
  • Endrew F. + Fry SCOTUS and other recent cases
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 From Emotions to Advocacy
  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the File
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration Fee
Individual $215
Includes 7.0 CLEs/6.5 CEUs $265

Conference fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch and beverages, reusable shipping bag, 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.

Download and share the conference flyer.

7 CLEs (continuing legal education) credits are approved through the State of Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judical Education. Certificates of Completion and 6.5 CEUs offered by Colorado State University Online.

Refund Policy: Registration is non-refundable. Registration is transferable with prior notice. Contact the sponsors.

Special Needs Accomodations: Contact Cari Brown by email cbrown |at| arclc.org to request interpretation, translation, or other types of accommodations no later than March 14, 2019.

Childcare: Free Childcare will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Childcare will be provided by Easterseals Colorado. Please indicate the need for childcare on the registration form and follow directions for application process.

Questions? Contact Cari Brown by email at cbrown |at| arclc.org by telephone 970-204-6991, Ext. 23 or by fax 970-484-1019. Contact Larry McDermott by email at larry |at| arcweldcounty.org or by telephone 970-353-5219, Ext. 100.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations


Click here for a map and directions to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa.


Parking is available and free.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites for April 24, 2019 - April 26, 2019. The special room rate will be available until March 25, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Click here to book your room.

Click here for a list of local hotels.


Denver International Airport (DEN)
(approximately 57 miles to venue)

Airport Transportation:
Contact Green Ride Colorado by telephone 970-226-5533 or visit the website.

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