Don't be surprised if your school suddenly schedules your IEP for November 3rd or 4th. Why? Because if you are at an IEP meeting, you won't be at the Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy training. They probably would prefer that you not be at this training. Why would they care?
Steve Bockmann answered this question when he hosted a Wrightslaw training in 2008. He quoted a local teacher, who said, "Every time there is a seminar like this all of our IEPs and meetings with parents get really interesting.
Knowledge is power. When parents learn their legal rights they are viewed in a different light by school staff.
If you have a child in school who is having trouble, getting into trouble, or you are unable to get help for, you owe it to yourself AND YOUR CHILD to attend this seminar.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet, greet and learn from Pete and Pam Wright and to have your life changed by Jim Comstock-Galagan's Keynote Presentation on Inclusion.
Nearly 20% of the seats have been sold. We expect this conference to sell out. Don't wait to register.
Registration, vendor and advertising applications are available at this site:
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
We are pleased to bring Jim Comstock-Galagan, Esq. to Lafayette, Indiana in a preconference session on Inclusion. Thursday, November 3, 7-9 p.m. Venue and cost to be announced soon!
If you have heard Jim present, I don't need to tell you how awesome his presentations are to folks. If you haven't heard Jim present, here is what others have to say about his presentations:
"Literally changed my life...."
"Amazing to hear him speak!!"
"Loved him !!"
"Made me see things differently for sure !"
"My dear friend Jim, he is the best?"
"How I'd love to go see him again."
Posted by Patricia Howey at 3:52 PM
Friday, November 4, 2016
Full Day Training 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pete and Pam Wright will be doing a Law and
Advocacy training in Lafayette, IN. It has been
12 years since Pete and Pam have conducted a
training in Indiana. Please join us and spread
the word. Venue and Registration Fees will be
announced soon. Check back here, on
Facebook, or the the Wrightslaw website for
Posted by Patricia Howey at 3:46 PM
Friday, April 10, 2015
The GLASS Advisory Board is having its annual meeting on Monday, April 20th at 11 a.m. If you have a special needs child or have an interest in special education, it is critical that you either attend this meeting or that you send someone to represent your family. If you fit neither one of these categories, I encourage you to attend anyway. If you are a taxpayer, a significant amount of your tax dollars are going to support a program that does not work for a number of our special needs children. Please come and support us.
I have been the only patron who has attended this annual meeting for the past three years. This surprises me, since I receive weekly calls from parents in Tippecanoe County who need assistance in obtaining special education services for their special needs children. In addition, there have been a number of families who have had to resort to due process hearings to obtain services for their children. This is another increase in tax funds that we are forced to pay in order for special needs families to receive the educational services their children have a right to receive.
I have been surprised during the last three Advisory Board meetings at the lack of interest our three school corporations have expressed in knowing about and understanding our critical special education services are in preparing our special needs students for further education, employment, and independent living. We want our children to become tax-payers instead of tax users. In order for that to happen, they must learn to read, write, and do arithmetic. That is not happening.
I have many stories I could share about children who are intelligent, motivated, and come to school wanting to learn. But, because they have Dyslexia or another type of learning disability, they are allowed to fall through the cracks.
Please attend this important meeting or send someone to represent your family. Please feel free to share this email with other interested people.
Thank you for your interest in our children.
West Point, IN 47992
Posted by Patricia Howey at 12:42 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I am happy to report that I will be presenting a Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Program in Olympia, Washington in October:
October 25, 2014: Olympia, WA - From Emotions to Advocacy Training co-sponsored by South Sound Parent to Parent. and Tulalip Tribes. This training is limited to Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor County parents and professionals that are served by the sponsors. Speaker: Pat Howey.
Posted by Patricia Howey at 11:32 AM