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

Lebanon, IL

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SOLD OUT 

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by the Scott AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center.

The program will be held at:


McKendree University
Ames Dining Hall (adjacent to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts)
701 College Road
North Alton Street
Lebanon, IL 62254

Program Description

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

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • 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.

Agenda

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30
  • IDEA History, Book Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00
  • Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Test Data with the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • 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
  • SMART IEPs
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers

Registration

Registration Fee
*Military
Free
Non-Military
$65 (cost of books)

Conference fee includes water, 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. Lunch will be provided through the McKendree Dining Hall for a fee.

*Military - Open to all service members, DOD civilians, retirees and family members. Click here to register online. Wrightslaw books will be available on conference day. ID required on the day of the event.

Non-Military click here to register online. SOLD OUT

Download and share the Save-the-Date flyer.

Credits: 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) through the McKendree University are available for an additional fee of $25.

Special Needs Accomodations: Contact the Scott AFB EFMP Office at 618-256-2245 or by email 375fss.efmp |at| us.af.mil no later than May 10, 2019.

Questions? Contact the sponsors by telephone 618-256-8668 or email 375FSS.EFMP |at| US.AF.MIL

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Ames Dining Hall. The Wrightslaw training is adjacent to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts.

Parking

Parking is free and adjacent to the venue. Free transportation will be provided from the Base Event Center to the venue. The bus will depart from the Scott Event Center at 7:45 am.

Airports

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)

(approximately 30 miles to venue)

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