Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Web resource of the week--wrightslaw.com

Wrightslaw is a website dedicated to providing parents, educators, and advocates with reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.  Wrightslaw offers information about key topics around exceptional children, such as Twice Expectional, IEPs, evaluations, and how to write an effective letter.   The founders of Wrightslaw, Pete and Pam Wright, are both tireless advocates--Pete is an attorney and professor who argued a successful special education case before the Supreme Court and was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 8.  Pam is a psychotherapist and writer.
The current issue of the Wrightslaw e-newsletter, The Special Ed Advocate, focuses on how to help struggling readers.  You can subscribe to the newsletter HERE.

I also recommend their training seminars and books for parents.  You can see information about all of this on their website.  Their training seminars are delivered all over the country and are invaluable to all parents and advocates, even if you already have some experience.  From Emotions to Advocacy and All About IEPs are a great books for parents.  We also have these books in our resource library here at Cooperative Extension if you want to take a look.

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