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Highlights: Strategies for success - how one parent used school's test scores to get an ABA program; searching for successful strategies; Congress wants your Great IDEAs about IDEA 2002; people love FETA; advocacy training in Orlando; free pubs about IEPs and transition.
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1. Strategies for Success: How I Used School Evaluations to Get ABA Therapy
this issue, we introduce Strategies for
Success, a new series of articles by parents about
successful advocacy strategies. We will publish new articles from
time to time on the Fetaweb.com
site. We hope you enjoy the first "Strategies for
Success" article by Sam's mom:
did Sam's mom persuade school staff to provide her child with the
ABA program he needs? Learn about "cold hard numbers",
objective test scores, and subjective observations.
2. The Search is On! Strategies for Successful Advocacy
are collecting stories about successful advocacy from parents and
advocates. Do you have a success story and advocacy strategy to
Learn more about our search for Success Stories at:
3. IDEA 2002: Congress Wants Your Great IDEAs
June 6, 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a new
website called Great
IDEAs. Congress is asking parents, teachers and others for
recommendations about how to strengthen and improve the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
learn more about key issues and changes Congress may make in the
law, please visit the IDEA
2002 Resources page -
4. Wrightslaw Advocacy Training in Orlando - June 21 - June 22, 2002
is out - and you need to fine-tune your advocacy skills before fall.
Combine work and play! Join us for an advocacy training program,
then reward yourself with a mini-vacation in Orlando.
NOTE: This is the last program scheduled until Fall, 2002!
To learn how you can bring Pete & Pam Wright to your community, read our FAQs about Advocacy Training Programs at:
5. Summer Seminars from Kerrlaw
attorney Sonja Kerr is offering Summer Seminars about parent rights
and options in Minnesota. Topics include IEPs, Assistive Technology,
Extended School Year, Behavior Plans and more (see schedule below).
6. "Superb . . . Very highly recommended for all parents" ". . . the best, practical, informative, empathetic book . . ."
superb reference, From Emotions To Advocacy is very highly
recommended reading for all parents of children in need of
adapted or special education services .. . Filled with tips, tricks,
and techniques and an immense wealth of resources, from Internet
sites to advocacy organizations to worksheets, forms, and sample
letters to guide one's written communication." - Midwest
How to become an expert about your child’s disability and
Emotions to Advocacy is the best, practical, informative,
empathetic book on the market. It's amazing and thrilling to be
an advocate for 15 years, to read FETA, and feel the thrill of 'Oh,
my God! that is so true', and to be able to sharpen my skills."
Fran, New Hampshire advocate
people are saying: http://www.wrightslaw.com/bks/feta/feta.reviews.htm
7. Free Pubs About IEPs & Transition
The heart of your child's special education program is the Individualized Education Program (IEP). These books will teach you how to write IEP goals and objectives that target your child's problems.
Guide to the Individualized Education Program
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools
to prepare students with disabilities for employment and independent
living. Transition planning that involves students and their
families leads to post-school success and independence. Article
describes how to design quality IEP transition plans.
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