Who should attend?

Any parent and family member, educator, lawyer or person interested in gaining knowledge about legal implications for students receiving or in need of receiving special education services. This is a hands-on, in-depth workshop designed to remove confusion, provide understanding and support participants in understanding how special education law is designed to support students, what is required of schools and districts and how families can advocate for their students.

A few more details...

The profits from this event provide scholarships for students attending the Every Child Reading - Super Star Summer camp program.

Event Scholarships are available. Applications are at: www.EveryChildReadng.org

Certificates of attendance will be provided.

CLE 7.0 credits are available through the State of Colorado Supreme Court Office of CLE.

CEU 0.6 units are pending through Delta State University and provide credit for a variety of professionals. If you have questions about acceptable CEUs in your state or profession, check with your professional certification body.

Cost information

General Registration  $195.


Scholarships are available.

Cost includes PDF Versions of  3 Wrightslaw Books:

Special Education Law, All About IEP"S and All About Tests and Assessments and lunch.

Added bonus:  Additional content from WrightsLaw.

Sponsorships Opportunities Available and for more information.


Laura Parks 
Every Child Reading

Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Conference - New Date - October 11th, 2020 

Join Acclaimed Special Education Attorney, Advocate and Co-Founder of Wrightslaw, Pete Wright, for the Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference in Denver. Learn hands-on about Special Education Law, rights & responsibilities, tests & measurements to measure progress & regression, SMART IEPs; and 504's, how a dyslexia diagnosis relates to receiving an IEP or 504, what is FAPE & so much more.

This is a hands-on learning opportunity with Pete Wright.  The Wrightslaw books and website continue to serve people all over the country.  His workshops are in high demand and provide excellent resources that parents need to navigate a deeply confusing system.  Further, consider inviting teachers and educational leaders so that their questions can be answered as well.


Agenda and Schedule:

This is an online event.

8:45 -11:00
    Philippe Ernewein - So All May Learn - The Legal Arc of Inclusion
  • Introduction, Pete's story, IDEA History, Book Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
  • Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Section 1414 Evaluations and IEPs
11:00-11:45 Break

  • Section 1415 Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA, OCR, USDOJ
  • SCOTUS: Endrew F. + Fry
  • Legal Research - how to find cases
  • Other recent cases
  • COVID, US DOE and Comp Ed

The Chatterbox Ninja - Kaden Forsha

2:00-2:30 Break
2:30-5:00 Every Child Reading Dyslexia Panel Discussion

From Emotions to Advocacy
  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the File
  • Understanding Test Data with the Bell Curve
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Meeting Strategies
  • Questions and Answers