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Join us for the Special Education Advocacy Summit – hosted by the Michigan Parent, Advocate & Attorney Coalition (MiPAAC)  – featuring Wrightslaw!

Let’s come together on Special Education Day (Dec 2), which honors the signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) into law on this day in 1975, by joining with fellow parents, advocates, and attorneys in building and deepening your advocacy knowledge.

This is going to be the best opportunity parents will have in Michigan to learn all about effective advocacy in special education!

The MiPAAC Summit will include a Thursday evening Meet & Greet as well as a full-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training with Pete Wright on Friday and then Saturday wraps up with a Michigan focus on Putting Your Advocacy into Action.

Refund Policy
In the event you are requesting a refund you must send an email to no later than October 28, 2022.  A processing fee of $3.50 will be deducted from your payment. After October 28, 2022 refunds will not be given.

SCECHs and CEUs available for those seeking continuing education credits.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Pre-Summit Meet & Greet
Thursday, December 1 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Detroit Marriott Southfield

Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
Friday, December 2 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Marygrove Conservancy | Detroit, MI

The Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy program will focus on four areas:
- Special Education law, rights and responsibilities
- Tests and measurements to measure progress and regression
- Introduction to tactics and strategies for effective advocacy

Registration fees includes continental breakfast and lunch as well as three top selling books by Wrightslaw (Retail Price – $62.85):
- Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition
- Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition
- Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, educators, and health care providers who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is NOT disability specific.


** Early Bird registrants will receive a FREE adobe.pdf download of Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2017, which includes all of the 2017 U. S. Court of Appeals special education cases and the two 2017 U. S. Supreme Court cases, Fry and Endrew F. **

Putting Your Advocacy Into Action! Interactive Sessions
Saturday, December 3rd | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Marygrove Conservancy | Detroit, MI
Take what you’ve learned from the Wrightslaw training and apply it to specific issues and advocacy in Michigan. 

Hotel Information – Summit Room Blocks
You can stay with other MiPAAC Summit attendees by booking a room in one of our reserved hotel room blocks.

Detroit Marriott Southfield* (9.8 Miles) 15 Min. Drive
*This is the location for the Meet & Greet on Thur.
Registration link for AAoM room block (Marriott)
Address: 27033 Northwestern Highway Southfield MI 48034 (248) 356-7400
Rate: $129.00 Double $119.00 King

The Westin Southfield (8.5 Miles) 12 Min. Drive
Registration link for AAoM room block (Westin)
Address: 1500 Town Center Southfield MI 48075 (248) 663-6702
Rate: $159 King or Double