FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Special Education law and advocacy training coming to Alaska
With the anticipated closure of Mount Iliamna Elementary and anticipated changes to our education system, there is no better time to bring the Wrightslaw Training to our state. Wrightslaw is a nationally recognized Special Education Law & Advocacy Training designed to provide a special education roadmap for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys.
Over 18,000 children in our state receive special education services. Unfortunately, the complexities of the system make it so that many of the people who benefit from or deliver these services, do not fully understand their rights and responsibilities. Because of this, Stone Soup Group and sponsors including the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, are bringing up nationally recognized attorney, Pete Wright, Esq., and his partner, to deliver a training for families and professionals dealing with special education issues.
Pete Wright is a lawyer, author and advocate for children with special education needs. He has argued and won a case in front of the United States Supreme Court and has invaluable information on No Child Left Behind, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other policies that affect students in Alaska. Pete Wright is available for interviews prior to his arrival.
When: Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: UAA Cuddy Hall
Live Streaming in Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Soldotna, Kotzebue, Juneau, Nome & Wasilla
Registration is available online at: www.stonesoupgroup.org/event/wrightslaw-special-education-law-advocacy-training