Founders of Wrightslaw: Pete and Pam Wright
Pete Wright as a child Pete struggled with his own learning disabilities, which include dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. Due to his own difficult educational experiences he was determined to help children.
Pete Wright became an attorney and represents children with special educational needs. In October 1993, he successfully represented Shannon Carter before the United States Supreme Court.
Pam Wright is a psychotherapist who has worked with families since the 1970’s. Her training and experience in clinical psychology and clinical social work. Pam has written extensively about raising, educating and advocating for children with disabilities.
The Wrightslaw.com website was started in 1998 and has become an extensive internet resource including articles, legal decisions, and news items on a wide range of education, special education and legal topics.
At Wrightslaw, the mission statement is
to provide parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys with accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy so they can be effective catalysts.
Just a Few of the Features and services offered at Wrightslaw.com include:
- The Special Ed Advocate -- an online newsletter about special education legal and advocacy topics
- Glossary of Special Education and Legal Terms
- National Disabilities Organizations & Information Groups
A New addition to the Wrightslaw is a blog: The Wrightslaw Way to Special Education Law and Advocacy