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

Albuquerque, NM


November 7-9, 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 Education for Parents of Indian Children - EPICS. This is part of the 2022 Native American Conference on Special Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs. The Wrightslaw Training will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 as part of the annual event.


The program will be held at:


Marriot Albuquerque

2101 Louisiana Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87110


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

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


Individual $100

Conference fee includes 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, during the program, Wrightslaw will email 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.


Questions? Contact Melissa Wassana by telephone 505-767-6630 or email melissaw |at| epicsnm.org.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Map and directions to the Marriot Albuquerque.

Parking

Parking is free.

Airports

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Hotel

The sponsor has secured a block of rooms at the Marriott Albuquerque under the name 2022 Native American Conference on Special Education. Check in date of November 6 to check out date of November 10 is required. Last day to book is October 7, 2022. Click here to register your stay online.

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