April 29, 2021 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

How can parents shape services and policies for students in special education?

Learn how to advocate and build partnerships to support kids with special needs, through these online presentations!

7:00 – Partnering with the Special Education System

Kristin Wright, Former State Director of Special Education, CA Dept of Education

Get an overview of the special education system, including who are the key players, their roles, and how parents can influence them. Find out how to partner and collaborate with schools, districts, and education agencies to better support children with special needs.

7:30 – The Power of Parents: Working Together for Change

Jose Arenas, Innovate Public Schools

What is community organizing and how can parents use it to create change in schools? Learn from an experienced organizer, hear his success stories, and take away strategies to start organizing in your own school community.

7:55 – From Child to Systems Advocacy: One Parent’s Journey

Michelle Perry, Decoding Dyslexia CA

How can parents shape special education law? One mom shares how she became an advocate for students with special needs, and how a grassroots group of parents led the way to new important laws for children with dyslexia. Hear her inspiring story!

Spanish interpretation will be provided.


For questions, contact beverly@php.com.

This event is supported by a grant from The Health Trust.

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