[blindkid] FYI: Free Special Ed Seminars in Florida in August!!
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Thu Jul 9 21:02:34 UTC 2009
Go to the Wright's Law website, they have them posted there. You could also send a question from the site?
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From: EJ Buhrke <ej_buhrke at hotmail.com>
To: blindkid at nfbnet.org
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:43:26 PM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] FYI: Free Special Ed Seminars in Florida in August!!
where would i go to find out if they are ever going to have any near me?
> From: attorneywalker at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:49:34 -0400
> To: blindkid at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [blindkid] FYI: Free Special Ed Seminars in Florida in August!!
> Hi all,
> These seminars are of a very high quality, and I recommend them to all.
> Addiitonally, you simply can't beat this price tag!
> *FREE Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Programs - 4
> with Peter Wright, Esq.
> *Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Programs
> *featuring Pete
> Wright <http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/speakers.htm> are being co-sponsored
> by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
> (FDDC)<http://www.fddc.org/>and the United
> States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on
> Developmental Disabilities. <http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/>
> *Wednesday, August 5, 2009*
> Hyatt Regency
> Bonaventure Conference
> 250 Racquet Club
> Weston, FL 33326
> Download <http://www.aplantomeet.com/docs/Weston.pdf> the directions.
> *Friday, August 7, 2009*
> Tampa Airport Marriott<http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpaap-tampa-airport-marriott/>
> Tampa Internationl Airport
> Tampa, FL
> Download <http://www.aplantomeet.com/docs/Tampa.pdf> the directions.
> *Monday, August 10, 2009*
> Best Western Gateway
> 4200 NW 97th Blvd.
> Gainesville, FL 32606.
> Download <http://www.aplantomeet.com/docs/Gainesville.pdf> the directions.
> *Wednesday, August 12, 2009*
> PAEC Education Center <http://www.paec.org/>
> 753 West Boulevard
> Chipley, FL 32428
> Download <http://www.aplantomeet.com/docs/Chipley.pdf> the directions.
> *Program Description*
> Each one-day special education law and advocacy training program will 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 <http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/programs.htm> are
> designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers,
> advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding
> special education. The programs are not disability specific.
> 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-10:30
> - IDEA History and Overview
> - Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
> - Section 1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
> 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:00
> - Section 1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive
> Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion, Private Placements, Statewide
> - Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard
> Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
> 12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own 1:00-2:30
> - Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs
> - Section 1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
> Mediation, Due Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
> - Section 504, ADA, FERPA
> - NCLB No Child Left Behind
> - Litigation: Special Ed Caselaw
> - S.M.A.R.T. IEPs
> - Special Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parent’s Attorney
> - Legal, systemic and “school culture” obstacles to compliance with
> 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
> Registration and Information
> *There is *no cost* to attend these workshops. Attendance is *FREE*,
> however, since seating is limited, prior registration is required. *Parents,
> families and guardians of Florida students will be given priority
> Download <http://www.aplantomeet.com/docs/Florida2009workshopflyer.pdf> and
> distribute the conference flyer* *in English.*
> *There are five ways to register:
> 1. Register online. <http://www.aplantomeet.com/events/form.html>
> 2. By faxing the registration
> 3. Email <aplantomeet at earthlink.net> your request.
> 4. Mail the registration
> form<http://www.aplantomeet.com/docs/workshopregistration.pdf>to: SE&A
> Registration, P.O. Box 6838, Tallahassee, FL 32314.
> 5. By Phone - call 850-224-6222
> Registration includes a complimentary copy of *Wrightslaw: Special Education
> Law, 2nd Edition* <http://www.wrightslaw.com/bks/selaw2/selaw2.htm>
> and *Wrightslaw:
> >From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd
> Couples receive one set of books. Lunch is on your own.
> *Accommodations:* All special accommodations are on an as needed basis, but
> only the South FL (Westin) location with have Spanish translation available.
> ASL will be provided at any location where it is requested. Special
> accommodations must be identified on the registration form.
> *Credits: *7 CLE's (continuing legal education) credits have been approved
> for this conference.*
> Questions? *Contact Sharon Gray by telephone 850-224-6222 or by*
> *email<aplantomeet at earthlink.net>
> *Help Get the Word Out!*
> If you know others who may be interested in attending this *FREE*conference:
> - Please email this link to friends, family and listserv members in
> - Please post the information at school and work.
> *Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!*
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> To Wrightslaw Seminars & Training<http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/index.htm>
> *Florida Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities *
> We built the Florida Yellow Pages for Kids with
> Disabilities<http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/fl.htm>so people
> can get reliable information and support.
> The State Yellow Pages <http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/> has many useful
> resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic tutors, support
> groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys and others who help
> parents get services for their children.
> If you provide a service, sign up to be listed on the Yellow Pages for Kids
> with Disabilities <http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/> - this is a free
> service from Wrightslaw
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