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Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your childs disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your childs file and devising a master plan for your childs special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs. Whether you are new to special education or an experienced advocate this book will provide a clear roadmap to effective advocacy for your child. You will use this book again and again.

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Peter Wright and Pamela Wright are Adjunct Professors of law at the William and Mary Law School where they teach a course about special education law and advocacy. They are authors of the best-selling books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind. The Wrights provide information and advice about educational law and advocacy at Wrightslaw.com, the #1 ranked special education web site. Pete Wright has represented children with disabilities for more than 30 years. He represented Shannon Carter before the U.S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District IV v. Shannon Carter, 510 U.S. 7 (1993) where he won a landmark victory that has benefited all children with disabilities. Pam Wright is a psychotherapist who has worked with children and families since the 1970's. She writes about raising, educating and advocating for children with disabilities.

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