March 3, 2020 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Learn about your special education procedural safeguards!
Understanding your parental rights is an important step in learning advocacy skills. These safeguards are designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities and their parents. 

                                                   = Very Important!

This section of the Advocacy Workshop is based on the book From Emotions to Advocacy by Pete and Pam Wright, Second edition

Chapter 18 IDEA-Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards, Due Process, Discipline, etc.  [page 173]

“…whether the IEP and the FAPE requirements were put there out of mistrust of the parents, or out of mistrust of the school authorities. It seems to me they were put there to make sure that the school authorities did not give the disabled child second-rate treatment.”

~ Transcript of Oral Argument, statement by Supreme Court Justice, Florence County School District IV. v. Shannon Carter (October 6, 1993) 

You will learn about:

  • Prior Written Notice
  • Procedural safeguards notice
  • Independent Educational Evaluations
  • Mediation
  • Mediation agreements
  • Resolution Sessions
  • Due Process 
  • Discipline
  • Age of Majority 
  • And more!

First two hours a Training, last hour an open discussion.

Come to connect with other parents and professionals in our community.

You will feel connected to the other participants.  Bring your child’s IEP with you if you wish, for reference.

*We regret childcare is not available and some topics of discussion may be inappropriate for children to overhear

A light snack, tea & coffee will be offered. Feel free to bring a treat to share.

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