Subj: THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE, FEBRUARY 15, 2001 (V. 4, N. 5)
Date: 2/15/01 10:10:22 AM Pacific Standard Time
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THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE, FEBRUARY 15, 2001 (V. 4, N. 5)

Highlights: In this issue, we provide advice about how to resolve eligibility questions. If you are interested legal issues, you'll want to read "Anatomy of a Case" about Jordan Burriola v. Greater Toledo YMCA.

Pete & Pam Wright want to thank you for helping us get the word out. Because of your help, there are now 20,451 subscribers to The Special Ed Advocate newsletter!

We hope you'll forward this newsletter or the subscription link to your friends so they can learn more about special education advocacy. Together we will make a difference!

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1. WRIGHTSLAW GAME PLAN: RESOLVE AN ELIGIBILITY DISPUTE

2. ANATOMY OF A CASE

3. SUPER DEALS FROM WRIGHTSLAW 

4. SPEAKING SCHEDULE

5. SUBSCRIPTION & CONTACT INFO

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1. WRIGHTSLAW GAME PLAN: RESOLVE AN ELIGIBILITY DISPUTE

Eligibility is a problem many parents face. In most cases, it is undisputed that the child has a disability. But the parent and school disagree about whether the child is eligible for services under the IDEA.

How are eligibility decisions made? How can parents deal with these issues? We devised a Wrightslaw Game Plan to help you resolve eligibility disputes. Get the Eligibility Game Plan at:

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/ltrs/eric_eligibility_disputes.htm

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2. ANATOMY OF A CASE

If you are interested legal issues, we hope you'll enjoy our new "Anatomy of a Case." Jordan Burriola, a young child with autism, was abruptly terminated from his day care center. As you read the documents in this case, you'll see how Jordan's attorney approached the case.

You can download the Complaint and Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and Memorandum, and his preparation for oral argument. Finally, you should read Mr. Zraik's analysis of the case and why it is so important.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/burriola_toledo_analysis.htm

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3. SUPER DEALS FROM WRIGHTSLAW

Because of a computer glitch, nearly 1,500 subscribers did not get the "Super Deals" announcement for Free Priority Mail Shipping and discounts this month. Learn about these great deals on the "February Sale" page at

http://www.wrightslaw.com/news/2001/feb_sale.htm

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4. MARCH SCHEDULE: WASHINGTON, DC: YAKIMA WASHINGTON 

Here's where we'll be speaking in March: 

* March 8-11: 4th Annual COPAA Conference in Washington, DC. 

The 4th Annual COPAA Conference will be held March 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA. 

COPAA flyer: http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/copaa_2001.pdf

For information about the conference, speakers, and to register, please go to: http://www.copaa.net

* March 30-31: Best in the Northwest Conference, Yakima, WA.

The 10th Annual Best in the Northwest Conference will be held March 30-31 in Yakima, Washington. Best in the Northwest Flyer:

http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/wa_asa_2001.pdf

For more information about this conference, speakers, and registration, please go to http://www.autismsocietyofwa.org

To get the Wrightslaw schedule (includes Monterey CA; Columbia SC), go to 
http://www.wrightslaw.com/schedule.htm

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5. SUBSCRIPTION & CONTACT INFO

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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