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Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy programs are taught by nationally-recognized experts in the field of special education law and advocacy.

Pete Wright l Pam Wright


Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, educators, attorneys, and health care providers who represent children with disabilities.

Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs. His advocacy grew out of his personal educational experiences.

Pete represented Shannon Carter before the U. S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District Four v. Shannon Carter, 510 U.S. 7 (1993) - the Court issued a unanimous decision on Shannon's behalf.

Pete is the co-author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. (2006), Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind (2003), Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004, (2005), Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed. (2005), Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (2009), Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments (2014), and the Year in Review Series -Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases.

He appeared as the parent's attorney in the award-winning DVD video, Surviving Due Process: When Parents and the School Board Disagree - Stephen Jeffers v. School Board (2004).

Pete Wright's bio.


Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSWPam Wright is a psychotherapist who has worked with children and families since the early 1970’s.

Her training and experience in clinical psychology and clinical social work give her a unique perspective on parent-child-school dynamics, problems, and solutions.

Pam has written extensively about raising, educating and advocating for children with disabilities.

She is the co-author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. (2006), Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind (2003), Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004, (2005), Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed. (2005), Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (2009), Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments (2014), and the Year in Review Series -Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases.

Pam is also the editor of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter.

Pam Wright's schedule & bio


Pat Howey has a B.A. in Paralegal Studies from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and is a member of Lamba Epsilon Chi. She is an Indiana Registered Paralegal, an affiliate member of the Indiana and the American Bar Associations, and a national known parent advocate with over 35 years of experience helping families.

The author of Special Education: Plan and Simple, Special Education, The Commentary series. Pat has numerous articles published on the Wrightslaw website, Ask the Advocate. Pat has been a member of the Wrightslaw Speakers Bureau since 2005 and has presented on special education and advocacy from coast to coast.

Pat is a charter member and past Director of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and a faculty member of the Institute of Special Education Advocacy at the College of William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia from 2010 through its closing in 2021. She currently works as a paralegal in the Education Division of Connell, Michael, Kerr Law Firm in Carmel, Indiana.

Pat presents From Emotions to Advocacy programs. In these programs, parents learn how to assess their children's strengths and weaknesses, build healthy working relationships with school personnel, about the "gentle art of disagreeing," and how to participate as equal members of the IEP team.

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Pat Howey's schedule & bio



Wayne
Steedman is an attorney whose practice is devoted primarily to the representation of children with disabilities.

Wayne Steedman, Esq. Wayne has a law degree from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in Social Work. He has served as a hearing officer and is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).

Wayne also presents What You Don't Know About IDEA 2004 CAN Hurt You.

Wayne Steedman's schedule & bio



Live, in-person, and simultaneous Zoom

Pete Wright can provide the training as either a live, face-to-face, training, as a Zoom virtual, or as a mixture of both with a live, in-person audience and remote Zoom attendees. In all of the training, attendees receive the books as print books and adobe.pdf files.

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