Wrightslaw Special Education & Advocacy Conference

Register today for this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference featuring speaker, Pete Wright, Esq.


The program focuses on four areas:

* S​pecial education law, rights and responsibilities

* T​ests and measurements to measure progress and regression


* ​I​ntroduction to tactics and 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​.​ Hosted by Decoding Dyslexia MN.


Conference fee includes: 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.


Walk-in registrations are welcome, however, we will not be able to provide lunch for day of registrants. Walk-in registrants may pay via credit card or cash. Checks are not accepted. Ticket transfer is available. Questions? Contact decoding.dyslexia.mn@gmail.com.


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September 20th 2018 from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM GMT -6

North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 Hwy 96 W, Arden Hills, MN 55112

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08:00 am - 09:00 am
Registration Check In
09:00 am - 10:30 am
* IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases * Section 1400 Findings, Purpose * Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
* 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 pm - 01:00 pm
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
* 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
02:30 pm - 02:45 pm
02:45 pm - 04:00 pm
* 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
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Q & A