Wright’s Law Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program – August 15, 2017

Wright’s Law Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program – August 15, 2017

Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy training programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, attorneys, educators, health care providers, and others who represent the interests of children with disabilities and their families.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Diversity Richmond

1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

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

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

The registration fee includes three books –

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. (Retail: $29.95)
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Ed. (Retail: $19.95) and
Wrightslaw: All About IEPs. (Retail: $12.95)

Local vendors and resources will be on hand to provide you additional support! (Vendor registration available here)

Nonprofits: Send your constituents to our conference, and receive $5 back from every registration!  Contact us for details.

Click here to register as an individual ($175), or register below

Presenter: Pete Wright, Esq.

Conference fee includes light breakfast, LUNCH, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 – Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs. – See more at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/16.xxx.htm#sthash.pKi3tp1S.dpuf

*This conference meets the requirements for professional development points for Virginia Educator License Renewal. Professional attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for conference participation.

Click here for professional registration and details ($205), or register below


Why participate?

  • The Wrights law seminar is designed to help parents of students with disabilities or who are in need of services become better advocates for their children by helping them to understand and effectively use the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • These are the resources I, personally, have used to successfully advocate for my three children, and save myself many thousands of dollars that I would have had to shell out for testing and services that I have gotten from the County!
  • With 1 in 68 kids currently being diagnosed with Autism, and 1 in 5 students with dyslexia, all of us know SOMEONE who has to fight this battle. Everyone knows someone who is affected by a learning, behavior, or physical disorder/disability. Fighting without tools is most certainly an uphill battle!

Mr. Peter Wright is a Special Education law expert and is responsible for arguing and winning a landmark education case in front of the US Supreme Court. His knowledge and experience has been priceless in allowing me to work through the bureaucracy of the school system and the Special Education system. From explaining what the law says (and even more importantly what it means) to how to advocate (which means both what to say and do and what not to do or say), Mr. Wright’s knowledge and experience has been priceless in helping me work on my child’s behalf to maneuver through the bureaucracy of the school system and the Special Education system.

If you have a child in school—or about to start school—who’s having trouble (or getting into trouble), you owe it to yourself and your child to make it to this conference. While it is a Special Education Law conference, it’s not only limited to children who are “in Special Education”. Whether your child needs more intensive help at school (special education programs, speech therapy, occupational therapy, resource room help, one-to-one aides), they’re having a hard time and falling further and further behind, or you’re facing serious behavioral problems at school, this seminar will help you understand what to do and how to do it. It will also help you to understand what resources are available to you through the school system and what the schools can and cannot say or do.

What’s the ONE thing that I learned that saved me the most money?  That public schools in the area are required to locate and test all students within their jurisdiction with special needs – EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT ENROLLED!  Testing for learning disabilities can cost upwards of $3,000…and I have had ALL THREE OF MINE TESTED BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEM!  This is FEDERAL law, so the school does NOT have the right to deny you.  Will they?  Absolutely!  Can you fight them?  YES!