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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy 2 Day Boot Camp
with Pete and Pam Wright

Charleston Area, WV


Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March, 12, 2022


SNOW coming - Saturday start time: 10:00 am. Everything pushed back by one hour.

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete and Pam Wright,
is being sponsored by CARES - Community Autism Resources and Education.


The program will be held at:


Valley Park Conference Center

1 Valley Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526


Program Description


This two-day special education law and advocacy program focuses 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

Day 1: Friday, March 11, 2022 - Special Education Law
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Book: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
  • IDEA History - PARC + Mills Cases - Past US Supreme Court Cases
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00

IDEA (con’t)

  • Section 1400: Findings & Purposes
  • Section 1401: Key Definitions
  • Section 1412: LRE, ESY, Child Find, Private Placements
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Measuring Progress: Understanding Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scaled Scores, % Ranks
    Demo: Charting Test Scores
  • Section 1414(a,b,c): Evaluations
    Section 1414(d) IEPs
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Section 1414(d) IEPs (cont'd)
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers
Day 2: Saturday, March 12, 2022- Special Education Advocacy Tactics & Strategies
9:00-10:30
  • Section 1415 - Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Other Statutes - Section 504 + ADA AA + ESSA
  • Recent Cases + USDOJ cases and OCR rulings
  • Legal issues: Charter Schools
  • Legal issues: Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Epi-Pens, Diabetes, Epilepsy, etc.

The Journey - From Emotions to Advocacy - Tactics

  • The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00

From Emotions to Advocacy - Tactics

  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
  • 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
  • SMART IEPs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30

Advocacy Strategies

  • Emotions, Conflict and Normal Obstacles
  • School Culture
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00

Advocacy Strategies (con’t)

  • Hazards of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
  • Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Paper Trails & Letters
  • School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies

Closing - In Summation

4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration

Registration Fees
Regular

Individual $215
Professional (includes CEUs) $265

Conference fee includes light morning refreshments, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen, three Wrightslaw books - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed., Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed., and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs provided the morning of the conference and then, at the conclusion of the program, Wrightslaw will provide those three books to each attendee in the adobe.pdf format. The three print and pdf books retail for $103.70.

Click here to register online.


Credits: 1.2 CEU's (continuing education units) through Delta State University are approved.

Questions? Contact the sponsor by email ashleywvcares |at| gmail.com or telephone 304-964-3274.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Valley Park Conference Center.

 

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

West Virginia Yeager International Airport (CRW)
The Yeager Airport is approximately 29 miles to the venue.

Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS)
The Tri-State Airport is approximately 35 miles to the venue.

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