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The Wrightslaw Story: Pete and Pam Wright, Founders of Wrightslaw.com


In April 2023, Wrightslaw.com.celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy.

The Wrightslaw concept was born on November 9, 1993, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision for Pete Wright's client, Shannon Carter in Florence County v. Shannon Carter.

Pete was swamped with calls and letters requesting advice about special education rights and responsibilities. We needed to find or create a more efficient way to educate parents, teachers, and advocates about these issues.


Pete and Pam Wright

Pete Wright is an attorney who began representing children with special needs in 1976-1977. As a child and adolescent, Pete struggled with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. His determination to help children grew out of his own educational experiences. To learn more about Pete Wright and Shannon's case, read Three Generations at the Supreme Court and Shannon Carter: The Untold Story.

Pam Wright is a psychotherapist who has worked with children and families since the 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.

Pete and Pam Wright live at the end of a long road at Stingray Point on the Chesapeake Bay. You can learn more about Pete and Pam in Pete and Pam Wright: Up Close and Personal.

The Wrightslaw Story

Wrightslaw is an important part of our identity so we include "Wrightslaw" in the titles of our books. Pete and Pam are co-authors of several books, including

Year in Review Series for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board

Pete and Pam Wright also helped to produce the award-winning DVD, Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board in 2004.

In March 2020, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates honored Pete and Pam Wright with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Programs

Pete and Pam Wright at the Institute of Special Education Advocacy at William and Mary Law School

Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and helped to create the Special Education Law Clinic at the Law School.

The Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA)

Pete and Pam Wright were co-founders and faculty at the William & Mary Law School's Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).

Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS)

In 2023, Pete and Pam Wright presented at the Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS) hosted by St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.

Pete and Pam continue to present Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Programs across the country and via Zoom. Learn more about Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Programs.



Rev: 04/23/23

 

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