Worcester, MA, September 29th, 2022. This Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference is being sponsored by the HMEA’s Autism Resource Central of Worcester, MA.
* 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.
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:
1. Special education law, rights and responsibilities.
2. Tests and measurements to measure progress & regression.
3. SMART IEPs.
4. Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy,
Fees apply, registration is required to www.wrightslaw.com/speak/schedule.htmTopics planned include:
- IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
- Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
- Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
- 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
- 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
- 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