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Wrightslaw Advocacy Training Coming January 26-27

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Peter Wright, a lawyer and nationally recognized expert in special education law, at the 2017 Hopes & Dreams Conference on January 26. Learn the specifics of a child’s rights and the answers to a variety of questions on navigating the education system. Registration includes three books (a total $63 retail value):

  • Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
  • Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy; and
  • Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

January 27 will feature a full day of breakout sessions on topics related to new diagnosis, early intervention, education, advocacy , transition, and mental and behavioral health.

Join us from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 26 and 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Lexington, 415 Barr Rd., Lexington, SC 29072.

To REGISTER, visit the Hopes and Dreams Conference Registration page.

Parent Scholarships are available.  Please complete this Parent Scholarship Online Application.

For details on being an exhibitor, use this Hopes and Dreams Exhibitor Packet (Word Doc).

Questions? Please contact Suzanne Wingard at


Need Help Navigating the Education System?

Family Connection is South Carolina’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We work to improve the outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities by providing information, training and support for their families and caregivers, as well as develop partnerships for systemic improvement.

We are committed to children and families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.

Have questions? Contact our Family Information Center at 1-800-578-8750.


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Visit our Resource Roadmap page for detailed information or contact 1-800-578-8750 to speak with a member of our Healthcare Connection team.

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