The Parents Helping Parents Education Advocacy Workshop helps families become active participants in their child’s education.

What happens at the Education  Advocacy Workshop?

The workshop is based on the book Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, and moves through different sections each month.  You will bring home tips, strategies, and handouts to empower your ability to advocate effectively.

The last hour of the workshop includes an informal parent support group focused on special education. You can share your ideas, experiences, and information. Or, you can simply listen and learn.  It’s a great time to connect with other parents in our community.

When are workshops held?

Meetings are held at PHP San Jose on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-9 PM.

How can you improve your advocacy skills?

  • Attend an IEP training offered by Parents Helping Parents and other organizations.
  • Meet other parents and share your experiences.
  • Participate in workshops about your child’s disability.
  • Join local and national organizations to increase your knowledge.
  • Consider joining, The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Who should attend this workshop?

All are welcome – parents, caregivers, and professionals.  We regret that childcare is not available.  If you are new to the process of Special Education, we recommend you first attend a IEP Basics training, see our calendar for upcoming sessions.