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Advocating for Your Student with Special Needs


with special education law attorney and author Pete Wright

About Wrightslaw

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Harbor House Law Press is a mission-oriented publisher who develops user-friendly publications about special education law and advocacy. Its publications are designed to meet the needs of parents of children with disabilities, regular and special educators, special education service providers, health care professionals, child advocates, and attorneys who represent children with disabilities.

About the class

In this live class for families navigating the complex world of special education, you'll learn how to take an active and effective role in managing your child's schooling. With a basic understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, along with tips on how to develop SMART IEPs, parents will be prepared for school meetings, the genteel art of disagreeing, and maintaining healthy working relationships with their student's school.

Meet your instructor, Pete.

Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs. His advocacy grew out of his personal educational experiences. Pete represented Shannon Carter before the U.S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District Four v. Shannon Carter, where the Court issued a unanimous decision on Shannon's behalf. Pete is the author of multiple books focused on advocacy for students with special needs.

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