Wrightslaw Conference Comes to Northern Colorado During Autism Awareness Month April 25, 2019

Feb 21, 2019 | Member News

Co-Hosted by The Arc of Larimer County and The Arc of Weld County, Colorado’s Only 2019 Wrightslaw Conference Will Take Place at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Loveland

Registration is now open for the 2019 Colorado Wrightslaw Conference, a one-day intensive special education focused training for parents and families with children living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Co-hosted by The Arc of Larimer County and The Arc of Weld County, the 2019 Colorado Wrightslaw Conference is the only Wrightslaw event to be held in the state in 2019.

The conference, featuring the renowned attorney Pete Wright, will be held during Autism Awareness Month on April 25, 2019, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton located at 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, Colo. Despite being held during Autism Awareness Month, the 2019 Colorado Wrightslaw Conference is non-disability specific and provides education relevant to all intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pete Wright is a known author and attorney representing children with special educational needs. His passion for children stemmed from his childhood growing up with learning disabilities. In 1998, Wright and his wife, Pam, founded Wrightslaw, the number one ranked website by Alexa Rankings informing the public about education law, special education law and special education advocacy.

Pam and Pete Wright provide special education law and advocacy training for parents, advocates, attorneys, educators, and others who want to ensure that children with disabilities receive quality special education programs. The Wrightslaw Conference was created to help parents understand how they can be effective advocates for their child. This one-day intensive training will cover what your child’s rights are regarding access to a free and appropriate public education.

The Arc of Larimer County and The Arc of Weld County would both like to thank their Board of Directors for the overwhelming commitment and encouragement to bring the 2019 Wrightslaw Conference to Colorado. “This conference is not only important for the parents and family members of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but also the children themselves and professionals who are working with the youth,” said Matt Cloven, Executive Director of The Arc of Larimer County.

Tickets can be purchased online today at COWrightslaw2019.com. Registration will not be available the day of the conference. Limited scholarships are available for residents of select counties.


Wrightslaw Conference 2019 Ticket Information:

Individual Pricing:

Price includes three books, reusable shopping bag, continental breakfast, box lunch. Childcare and interpretation are available upon request.

Early Bird (Purchase by March 1, 2019): $175

Regular Admission: $215 (after March 1st)


Professional/Attorney Pricing:

Price includes three books, CLEs, reusable shopping bag, breakfast, and box lunch.

Early Bird Professional/Attorney Pricing (Purchase by March 1st, 2019): $225*

Professional Pricing: $265 (after March 1st)

Credits: 7 CLEs (Continuing Legal Education)

Credits are approved through the State of Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.

CEUs: Certificates of Completion and 6.5 hours of CEUs offered by Colorado State University Online.


*Early Bird registrants will also receive emailed PDF copies of Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 (Retails for $29.95).

Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m.

The staff at The Arc of Larimer County and The Arc of Weld County would like to thank the 2019 Wrightslaw Conference sponsors; GeoStabilization International, Arc Thrift Stores, Attain Speech-Language and Behavioral Services, First National Bank, KOI, The Arc of Colorado and Sierra School. “This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors and support from The Arc of Weld County’s Board of Directors,” said Larry McDermott, The Arc of Weld County Executive Director. “We are honored to bring such an impactful event to the families of Northern Colorado.”

“The amount of community support in Northern Colorado is truly inspiring. We hope to be able to continue supporting families in the future,” said Cari Brown, The Arc of Larimer County’s Systems Advocacy Specialists & Communication Coordinator.