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HOW TO ATTEND THE WRIGHTS SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW & ADVOCACY CONFERENCE OCTOBER 25, 2018! (392 hits)

For Immediate Release From Parents Place of Maryland!

A Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., sponsored by The Parents' Place of Maryland.
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focusing 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
Crisis, Emergency, Help
Organization of the Child’s File
2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

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


Conference fee includes coffee, tea, a boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 - Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.


Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) are approved for this conference. The units are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours. There is an additional $24 fee. Payment is due after the conference through the UMKC online portal.


Special Accommodations: If you require a translator, dietary restrictions, or other accommodations please note specifics when you register. All special accommodations must be submitted no later than October 11, 2018 in order to adequately meet such needs.


Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this conference. Substitutions must be submitted to Val Englert at val@ppmd.org no later than October 22, 2018.



Learn more about Wrightslaw at http://www.wrightslaw.com/ AND REGISTER HERE~!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrightslaw-special-education-law-and-advocacy-conference-tickets-45684051227
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