Providing advocacy training for parents of children with special needs
Sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association for Families
July 29 - 30, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Temple
332 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68508
All children qualifying for special education services are required to have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP specifies the special education and related services necessary to ensure the child a free appropriate public education. The IEP process can be overwhelming for parents due to complex federal laws and regulations. DSAF is hosting an intensive, two-day Wrightslaw training on special education and advocacy.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child receiving special education services, or a professional wanting to better serve kids with disabilities, you don’t want to miss this 2-day training!
Participants will learn about:
- special education statutes and regulations to get answers to their questions
- tests and measurements to measure educational progress
- charting out test scores
- writing SMART IEP goals and objectives
- using No Child Left Behind as a tool to open doors to services
- creating paper trails and writing effective letters
- advocacy strategies to negotiate for appropriate special educational programs