Families Together is hosting a day of Education Advocate training on February 26, 2013, in Lawrence, Kansas. The training is free and includes lunch. There’s teeny print at the bottom of the announcement that says to apply to become an education advocate, you should bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of three personal references at the time of the training, so be sure to come prepared if that’s something that interests you.
For some people, transitioning from Part B to Part C is a smooth process and the district willingly offers almost everything they could hope for on the IEP. For others, the transition is not smooth and every inch of the IEP involves a fight. (If you wonder which side our first experience fell on, let’s just say that my Braille and IDEA post had very specific inspiration.) It’s a sharp learning curve as a parent of a child with special needs, and, in my opinion, each of us can use all the help we can get. Arm yourself to fight for your child’s rights by learning all you can–employer-willing, I’ll be adding to my own armory by attending this training.
I’ve attached a copy of the flyer here: Electronic flyer-Lawrence 2-26-13