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The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam & Pete Wright


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two kids When you read From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition by Pam and Pete Wright, you will find references to information on the Fetaweb site. We developed the FETA Owner's Manual so you can get these references right away.

The references in the FETA Owner's Manual are listed by chapter and page number. Scroll down until you find the reference you need.

From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Fetaweb are divided into these sections:

TIP: For more information about a specific subject or topic, please go to the section page about that topic

Page #

"Visit FetaWeb, the companion website for From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition - The Special Education Survival Guide for articles, checklists, sample letters, charts, and free resources."

Chapter 2
p 15

"The Yellow Pages for Kids lists Parent Information Groups by state."

"The Yellow Pages for Kids lists disabilities organizations and information groups."

Chapter 7
p 55

"For information and resources about education of children with disabilities, visit NICHCY."

"Get information from disabilities information groups websites."

"Get your state's special ed regs from your state department of education."

Chapter 7
p 56

"Findlaw is an encycolpedic website."

"Visit Wrightslaw, Fetaweb, NICHCY, NCD and LDA Online for more information.

"The National Protection and Advocacy site is at"

Chapter 7

p 57

"You need accurate information about your child's disability and appropriate educational techniques."
Contact your state Parent Training Information Center (PTI) - some states have one PTI, other states have several.
Chapter 9
p 71

"Download a Master Document List from the Fetaweb site."

How to Format a Master Document List (pdf file)

See a Sample Master Document List (pdf file)

See a sample Exhibit List in a case.

Chapter 11
p 99

"For information about thousands of tests, go to Testlink from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)."

"For unparalleled expertise and wit on testing, visit the website published by John Willis and Ron Dumont."

Chapter 23
p 230

"Read the original "Letter to the Stranger" at the Wrightslaw site."

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition- The Special Education Survival Guide (ISBN 1-892320-08-8) by Pamela Wright and Peter Wright is published by Harbor House Law Press.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition has hundreds of tips, strategies, references, warnings and Internet resources. This practical, user-friendly book includes:

  • Sample Letters & Logs
  • Checklists and Forms
  • Worksheets and Agendas
  • Companion website at
In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you learn to:
  • Develop a master plan for your child's special education
  • Organize your child's file
  • Work with consultants and evaluators
  • Write SMART IEP goals and objectives
  • Use test scores to monitor your child's progress
  • Resolve parent-school conflict early
  • Write effective letters and create paper trails
  • Use parent agendas to improve meeting outcomes



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