Subj: ALERT! SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICE CLE & THE BEACON (AUGUST 11, 2001)
Date: 8/10/01 2:13:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: webmaster@wrightslaw.com (Wrightslaw)
Reply-to: webmaster@wrightslaw.com
To: special-ed-advocate@lists.wrightslaw.com (THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE)

SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICE CLE & NEW SPED LAW JOURNAL 

WHAT: Special Education Practice in Virginia 

WHERE: Wyndham Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia

WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2001 from 8:15 am - 5:00 pm 

WHO: Presenters include Philip Barr, Sharon England, Darrel Tillar Mason, and Pete Wright.

AGENDA 

* History of Major Special Education Laws

* FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education - Eligibility / Evaluations; IEP - Individualized Educational Program; Related Services; ESY - Extended School Year; Transportation; Standard Assessments / Accommodations; Assistive Technology

* Discipline - Pattern of Removal; Manifestation Determination; Interim Alternative Educational Setting

* Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Complaints, Mediation

* Handling Your First Due Process, Part I - Competence

* Practical Considerations - Resources 

* Handling Your First Due Process, Part II - Difficult Clients, Meritorious v. Frivolous Claims; Communication Pitfalls; Supervising Nonlawyers; Unauthorized Practice of Law

The Special Education Practice CLE qualifies for 7 CLE Credits, 2 Ethics Credits, and 3 Guardian ad Litem Credits. This conference is sponsored by the Virginia Coalition for Students with Disabilities Legal Advocacy Center and Women Attorneys Association.

COST & DISCOUNT 

General: $125.00 

Guardians ad litem: $95.00 

Legal Aid Attorneys: $95.00

VWAA Members: $95.00 

DISCOUNT: Register by AUGUST 15 and receive a $30.00 discount. Participants will receive WRIGHTSLAW: SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW (a $30.00 value) as part of their registration.

For more information, contact the Legal Advocacy Center at 804-967-2556. If you get a busy signal, please try again.

MORE INFO 

Download agenda: http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/cle_agenda.pdf

Download brochure (8.5" x 14"):
http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/cle_brochure.pdf

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WRIGHTSLAW CONFERENCES AND TRAINING 

Over the next few months, Pete and Pam Wright will present programs in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. In January, join us for the From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise (link in this article). 

We do not plan, arrange or schedule training sessions. We come to an area because a group or organization contracts with us and takes care of logistics.

Over the past several months, organizations in West Virginia, New Hampshire, New York, Washington, Virginia, California, and South Carolina brought us in to provide training. These organizations were creative in finding ways to fund this training.

Some groups used grants. Some solicited financial assistance from companies, hospitals, medical practices and law firms. In other cases, two or three groups pooled their resources to bring us in. We can help get the word out through our newsletter.

If you think you may want us to do an advocacy presentation in your area or to your group, please send an email to conf@wrightslaw.com You will get an automatic email with more information about how to arrange training in your area. Thanks for your support!

SCHEDULE: http://www.wrightslaw.com/schedule.htm

CRUISE FLYER: http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/cruise1.pdf

BOOKS: http://www.wrightslaw.com/mainpage_pubs.htm

SALE - SAVE 50% ON TACTICS & STRATEGY MANUAL AS E-BOOK (Scroll down to bottom of page)

http://www.wrightslaw.com/store/index.html

ADVOCACY DISCOUNTS 

http://www.wrightslaw.com/bkstore/ourbooks/AdvChallenge.htm

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NEW JOURNAL ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW & PRACTICE 

On August 8, Harbor House Law Press published the first issue of THE BEACON: Journal of Special Education Law and Practice. To our knowledge, THE BEACON is the first journal published exclusively for parent attorneys and advocates.

The first issue of THE BEACON focuses on mediation and negotiation in special education cases.

First issue: http://www.harborhouselaw.com/beacon/2001.v1n1.htm

Subscribe: Go to the Harbor House site; enter your name and email address in the subscribe box on the top left side of the page.

http://www.harborhouselaw.com

Learn more: http://www.harborhouselaw.com/newsletter.html

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CONTACT INFORMATION 

Pete and Pam Wright 
Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043

Website: http://www.wrightslaw.com 

Flyer: http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/wrightslaw.pdf

Email: webmaster@wrightslaw.com 


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