Wrightslaw: Special Education Law & Advocacy Conference2019-10-08T09:35:53-07:00
Wright's Law Special Education Law & Advocacy Conference

Thursday, December 5, 2019 Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno, NV

Pete Wright, Esq.  is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs. He himself has dyslexia and has become a successful attorney who represented a dyslexic child before the U.S. Supreme court where he received a unanimous decision in his favor. His advocacy grew out of his personal educational experiences.

Pete and Pam Wright are the authors of four books about special education law and advocacy and have built the #1 ranked website about special education law and advocacy. They are coming to Nevada for the first time ever, this is your chance to reserve a front row seat!

Who this conference is for:

Parents, educators, healthcare providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education.

What will you learn?

This training will empower families in successfully obtaining appropriate educational services for their children with special needs. Our speaker will help you advocate for your children during their IEP meetings and ensure your child receives the most appropriate education possible.

Have you ever wondered…

  • What are my rights as a parent?
  • How do I get more services for my child?
  • Can my child’s school do that?
  • What is the school required by law to provide my child?
  • What do IDEA, IEP, IEE, AYP, LRE and MET stand for, and should I care?

Get answers to all of these questions and more.

If you have a child in school who’s having trouble (or getting into trouble) you owe it to yourself and your child to attend this conference. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear Pete Wright in his first Nevada appearance.

REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15th and receive: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: Legal Developments and Cases 2016 PDF resources for FREE!

Early Bird Registration
Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration ends 11/15. Maximum 250 attendees

*6.0 CLE credits, approved through the Nevada’s Board of Continuing Legal Education.

Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program (one day, 6 hours) focuses on four areas:

* special education law, rights and responsibilities
* tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
* SMART IEPs
* introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Join Speaker Pete Wright, Esq. as he empowers parents with knowledge about special education, IEPs and the laws surrounding these areas. This is the first event ever here in Nevada. Sign up today there is only room for 250 attendees. Reserve your front row seat today!

When You Register You Get These 3 Books!

A $63 value FREE!

Special Education Law Wrightslaw Book

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law

This book is designed to meet the needs of parents, teachers, advocates, attorneys, related services providers, school psychologists, administrators, college professors, hearing officers, and employees of district and state departments of education.

  • Full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and IDEA 2004 regulations with analysis and commentary
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
  • Decisions in special education cases from the U. S. Supreme Court
  • References and resources
Emotions to Advocacy Wrightslaw Book

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child’s disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child’s file and devising a master plan for your child’s special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs.Full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and IDEA 2004 regulations with analysis and commentary

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
  • Decisions in special education cases from the U. S. Supreme Court
  • References and resources
All About IEPS Wrightslaw Book

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about:

  • IEP Teams and IEP Meetings
  • Parental Rights & Consent
  • Steps in Developing the IEP
  • Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology
  • Strategies to Resolve Disagreements

In Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, we answer more than 200 questions and guide you through scenarios. We will describe legal issues that you may encounter if you have a child with a disability who receives special education services. We will outline your rights and responsibilities, and explain the law in plain language you can understand.

Early Bird Registration
Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration ends 11/15. Maximum 250 attendees

*6.0 CLE credits, approved through the Nevada’s Board of Continuing Legal Education.

SPEAKER PETE WRIGHT, ESQ.

Wrightslaw Speaker

Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs. His advocacy grew out of his personal educational experiences.

Pete represented Shannon Carter before the U. S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District Four v. Shannon Carter, 510 U.S. 7 (1993) – the Court issued a unanimous decision on Shannon’s behalf.

Pete is the co-author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. (2006), Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind (2003), Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004, (2005), Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed. (2005), Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (2009), Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments (2014), and the Year in Review Series –Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases.

He appeared as the parent’s attorney in the award-winning DVD video, Surviving Due Process: When Parents and the School Board Disagree – Stephen Jeffers v. School Board (2004).

Pete Wright full bio: https://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/p2/pete.bio.htm

“What a marvelous conference! I often leave sped presentations angry and/or guilty because of all the things that were done or not done. This time I left encouraged, inspired and armed!”

Early Bird Registration
Early Bird Registration

Maximum 250 attendees

*6.0 CLE credits, approved through the Nevada’s Board of Continuing Legal Education.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Conference Agenda

8:30 am Registration

9 am Session 1

IDEA History book overview

Section 1400 findings and purpose

Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services LD, etc.

10:45 Session 2

Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements

Understanding Test Data with the Bell Curve

1 pm Session 3

Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs

Section 1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline

Section 504 ADA, FERPA, ESSA, OCR. USDOJ

Legal Research – how to find cases

Endrew F. + Fry SCOUTUS and other recent cases

2:45 pm Session 4

From Emotions to Advocacy

4 pm – 4:30 pm  Questions & Answers