Learning to Advocate

Each week we receive messages from parents asking How do I get the school to test my child for dyslexia? or How do I get an IEP for my child? Both are really important questions.  Through understanding the law as an informed parent you can become your child's best ally in getting the help your child needs. We have been lucky in Oklahoma to have great opportunities to learn how to advocate from one of the best and he is coming back this December.

The Oklahoma Disability Law Center is bringing Peter Wright and the Wrightslaw conference to the University of Central Oklahoma December 3 2015. The Special Education and Advocacy training is free to Oklahoma residents. It is an educational day focusing on special education law, advocacy, testing and progress measuring, and SMART goals. You will walk away with great knowledge on how to advocate for your child. Thanks to the ODLC you will leave armed not only with knowledge but some very valuable books to help you as you move forward.
Registrants will receive four books:

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
Wrightslaw: All About IEP's
Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.
These are some of the best books for your personal library.

This conference is not just Dyslexia focused, however  Peter Wright is a well known Dyslexia Law advocate. Decoding Dyslexia Oklahoma members will be at the conference as well to help answer dyslexia specific questions. 

Find more information,the schedule, and link to register here. Register soon as this is a very popular event and attracts many from out of state.

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