You come from dozens of countries -- from Antigua, Argentina, Austria,
Australia, to Zimbabwe.
This week, we've had visitors from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland,
Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia (Hrvatska), Hungary,
Israel, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Poland,
Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Thailand, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and South Africa.
In January 2001, Alexa (website ranking service) ranked the Wrightslaw site at
72,541 out of 4 million sites. In December 2001, Alexa ranked Wrightslaw at
36,501 out of 10 million sites.
All major search engines rank Wrightslaw as #1 in special education law and
* SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE NEWSLETTER
In April 1998, we published the first issue of The Special Ed Advocate
newsletter to 200 people. By December 21, 2001, more than 34,000 people
subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate.
January 1 1999: 2,533 subscribers
January 1 2000: 8,948 subscribers
January 1 2001: 18,357 subscribers
December 21, 2001, 34,471 subscribers
To subscribe, go to:
* WRIGHTSLAW BOOKS: PROGRESS REPORT
In 1999, WRIGHTSLAW: SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW was published. The success of the law
book surpassed our expectations. WRIGHTSLAW: SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW is in the
sixth printing with more than 17,000 copies in print.
In October 2001, WRIGHTSLAW: FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY was published. Newsletter
subscribers received advance notice and a pre-publication discounts. Because of
your support, FETA will soon go into the second printing.
We are now working on WRIGHTSLAW: SMART IEPs.
To learn more about our books, please go to
To supplement FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY, we built a companion website called
FetaWeb at http://www.fetaweb.com/
Advocacy training groups are offering "FETA courses" for parents.
As we reflect on these staggering figures, we want to thank you for making 2001
a more successful year than we imagined possible.
"If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." By
working together, we can make a difference for the 6 million children who
receive special education services and their families.
The year 2001 began with a bang! In January, decisions were issued in two
important cases. In Fales v. Garst, three trailblazing special education
teachers brought suit against the principal of their school.
In the December 3 newsletter, we announced the winners of the "Best School
We are working on a new e-book, "Special Education: 2001 in Review"
about special education news and cases. Please stay tuned!
4. FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY CRUISE (JAN 14-18, 2002)
Do you want to learn more about special education advocacy? Join Pete and Pam
Wright on the "From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise - A Very Special Cruise
Seminar and Fund-Raiser for Special Education."
Cruise organizer Geri Brown explains, "I am the mother of two sons with
learning disabilities. I have personally experienced the frustration and
heartbreak of attempting to gain an appropriate education for my children."
"I felt that offering a seminar and training program on special education
law and advocacy onboard an enjoyable cruise ship would give everyone the chance
to learn, share, relax (I know the stress level!) and enjoy."
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