We continue to answer your questions about how to get your child’s special education back on track:
A Parent Wants to Delay Her Child’s IEP Until Fall: Will the School Be in Compliance if We Grant her Request?
The School Closed Suddenly and I Need Help!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closed My Child’s School: Now What?
Advocacy Rule #1: Write Things Down When They Happen
Will Our School Be in Compliance if We Grant a Parent’s Request to Postpone an IEP Meeting?
Understanding Your Child’s Test Scores
Parent Survey: What’s Happening with Your Child’s Special Education?
We need data! This Parent Survey is designed to collect information about special education for children with IEPs and 504 Plans around the country. Please take the survey and share it with others.
Hot Topics in Special Education Law and Advocacy
Alert! Our Children Need Us to Act – Protect Children’s Rights under IDEA and Section 504.
$450,000 Settlement in a Teacher Abuse Case
Persistent Myths About IEPs, 504s, College Admissions and Accommodations
Special Education / Education
Five Mistakes Parents Make (and How to Learn from Them)
Transition Planning: Setting Lifelong Goals
Why You Need to Begin Transition Planning Early
Do Colleges Have to Follow IEPs or 504 Plans?
Law School Exam – Give it a try. Take the Final Exam that Pete and Pam administered to their students at the William & Mary School of Law.
To see one of their law students during oral argument in a case about Least Restrictive Environment,click here.
Quick Reference: IDEA Statute and Regulations
Free Flyers, Resources, Pubs
Books, Training Downloads, DVDs & Websites
For a year and a half, Pete and Pam Wright were
Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where they
taught a course about special education law and advocacy and assisted in creating the Law School’s Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).
They are co-authors
of several books published by Harbor House
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-892320-16-2, 456 pages) available in two formats, as a print publication and as a print and e-book combo.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition (978-1-892320-09-4, 338 pages)
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind with Suzanne Whitney [OUT OF PRINT] (ISBN: 978-1-892320-12-4) This statutue (NCLB) has been replaced with Every Student Succeeds Act. NCLB is old law and only available from Wrightslaw as an adobe.pdf download. We have taken our print version out of circulation.
Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (ISBN: 978-1-892320-20-9, 192 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Sue O’Connor.
Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-892320-31-5, 200 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Melissa Farrall.
Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board DVD Video – award-winning documentary, 2 hours
Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Programs – Understanding Your Child’s Test Scores (1.5 hrs) and Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training (6.5 hrs).
Year in Review Series
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2018 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-47-6, 146 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-42-1, 125 pages) available as an immediate PDF download and Print book/PDF Combo.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-40-7, 120 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-37-7, 104 pages) available as an immediate PDF download.
Print books in the Year in Review Series are available on Amazon.
Pete and Pam built several websites to help parents of children with
disabilities in their quest for quality special education programs.
Fetaweb.com, the companion website to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, has advocacy information and resources to supplement the FETA book.
IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw provides current information about the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Learn about new requirements
for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings, eligibility, evaluations, eligibility for specific
learning disabilities, child find, reevaluations, parental consent, accommodations,
alternate assessments, transition, and more.
At the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities,
you’ll find listings for educational consultants, advocates, advisors,
psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors,
speech language therapists, and attorneys. You’ll also find government
programs, grassroots organizations, disability organizations, legal and
advocacy resources, special education schools, and parent support