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

South Burlington, VT


Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq.,
is being sponsored by the Vermont Family Network.


The program will be held at:


Delta Hotels by Marriott - Burlington
1117 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403


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

Introductions

  • IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
  • 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 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
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
  • Episodic Conditions, Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
  • Recent Cases + OCR, USDOJ

The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert

  • 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
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
  • SMART IEPs
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Private Evaluations
  • Paper Trails
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Preparation for Meetings
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration

Registration Fee
Regular

Individual $80
Professional $150

Conference fee includes a continental breakfast, boxed 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 attendees with a link to a password protected subdirectory to download those three books in the adobe.pdf format. The three print and pdf books retail for $103.70.

Click here to register online.

Credits: CLE (continuing legal education) credits are pending. 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved. Both are available for an additional fee.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for parents/guardians on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill out the scholarship form before you register. The sponsor will contact scholarship recipients with a specific code to register for the day at the reduced rate.

Sponsorship Considerations: Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits.

Accommodations: If special needs accommodations are needed, please contact the sponsor no later than March 4, 2022.

Refund Policy: Full ticket refunds are available through March 14, 2022. After this date, partial refunds of the ticket price less $40 are offered. Substitution of attendees is encouraged.

Questions? Contact Rachel Boyers by telephone 802-391-9598 or email eventscoordinator |at| vtfn.org

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Delta Hotel by Marriott - Burlington.

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

The Burlington International Airport is approximately 1.5 miles to the venue.

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