Wrightslaw holds regular workshops and trainings on the special education IDEA laws and advocacy at different locations around the US.
If you are a resident of the US and have a child with special needs of any kind, I would highly recommend that you look into learning what you can about special education laws in whatever way you can, via books, seminars, or an advocate.
I haven't been to a Wrightslaw seminar yet, but I intend to attend one sometime in the next year or so, to learn more about this very important subject - how to best advocate for our children. Here's the link : Wrightslaw Scroll down to see the upcoming workshops. — Sandra Sinclair