Subj: THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE, MAY 18, 2001 (V. 4, N. 13)
Date: 5/18/01 12:36:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: webmaster@wrightslaw.com (Wrightslaw)
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To: special-ed-advocate@lists.wrightslaw.com (THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE)

Highlights: This issue of The Special Ed Advocate is part of a series about IEPs. What is your IEP IQ? Get a sneak preview of the SMART IEPs chapter from our new book; what to do if you have a special ed crisis; join us on the "From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise".

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1. WHAT IS YOUR IEP IQ? 

2. SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEW PARENT ADVOCACY BOOK

3. EMERGENCY! CRISIS! HELP!

4. JOIN US ON "FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY CRUISE"

5. SUBSCRIPTION & CONTACT INO

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1. WHAT IS YOUR IEP IQ? 

To be an effective advocate for your child, you need to know the law. You also need to know how to use the law without starting battles that no one wins.

Most parents and teachers get information about the law from training sessions, articles, advice on listservs, and nformal discussions with others. Your knowledge can rise no higher than your source!

As a parent or teacher, you must read the law. Reading and re-reading the law is the only way to understand legal rights, responsibilities, and issues. Read this new article and take our new IEP Quiz to test your knowledge about IEPs.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/iep.iq.quiz.htm

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2. SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEW PARENT ADVOCACY BOOK

Our new book WRIGHTSLAW: FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY - THE PARENT'S SPECIAL
EDUCATION SURVIVAL GUIDE will be published this summer by Harbor House Law Press.

We thought you would like a sneak preview of the chapter about SMART IEPs.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/iep.ch12.smartieps.pdf

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3. EMERGENCY! CRISIS! HELP!
 
If you've been tempted to send an email to Wrightslaw that begins "HELP," you aren't alone. We get dozens of emails a day from parents who are in crisis, or who have very specific questions about their child's case. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to answer your individual requests for information or help.

We wrote an article for parents who are in crisis -- and for parents who want to avoid a crisis. It 's important for parents to understand that they often damage their child's case by acting impulsively, reacting emotionally, or believing they must DO SOMETHING RIGHT NOW!

Download "Emergency! Crisis! Help!" at -

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/Crisis.html

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4. JOIN US: FROM EMOTIONS TO ADVOCACY CRUISE

Do you want to learn more about special education advocacy? Join Pete and Pam Wright for the "From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise - A Very Special Cruise Seminar and Fund-Raiser for Special Education." For more information, go to:

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