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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
BWI Airport, MD
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by The Parents' Place of Maryland.
The program will be held at:
The Calvert Ballroom
1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:
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.
- special education law, rights and responsibilities
- tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
- SMART IEPs
- introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
- IDEA History, Book Overview
- Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
- Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
- Understanding Test Data with the Bell Curve
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
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
Questions and Answers
Conference fee includes coffee, tea, a boxed lunch, 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.
Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved through the Delta State University's Division of Continuing Education. There is an additional fee of $20, made payable on conference day.
Note: If space allows, on-site registration will be available. ONLY checks will be accepted, no cash. Checks need to be made payable to The Parents' Place of Maryland. Please check this page for updates!
Special Needs Accommodations: If you require a translator, have dietary restrictions, or need other accommodations, contact Randi Hilfiger by email randi |at| ppmd.org no later than October 3, 2019.
Questions? Contact Randi Hilfiger by email Randi |at| ppmd.org or by telephone 410-768-9100 ext. 108.
Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Map and directions to the Sheraton BWI.
Parking is free at the Sheraton BWI.
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
(approximately 15 minutes to venue)
The Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel is offering a special room rate of $129 per night, plus all applicable taxes (currently 13%). Cut off date to receive the discounted rate is October 2, 2019. Reservations can be made by calling 410-577-2100 and mentioning The Parents' Place of Maryland block.
Click here for a list of local hotels.
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Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information and support.
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.
Wrightslaw Seminars & Training