Spanish LEADers

Líderes de Educación Especial en Español

The LEADers Program is a leadership training series that provides parents with the information they need to be informed and active in special education advocacy at the state and local levels. This program offers parents the tools they need to be an active voice for not only their own child, but also for other children with disabilities in their communities.

Participants must complete an application and be accepted into the program. Once accepted, they are required to attend all five full day sessions, complete homework assignments as well as 20 hours of volunteer work within nine months of program completion. Follow-up training and support will be provided on a quarterly basis.

Participants Will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding about special education law
  • Increase communication and advocacy skills
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Expand their network of colleagues with a similar focus

Topics Covered During The Trainings:

  • Special education law and regulations
  • Understanding tests and measurements
  • 504 plans
  • Dispute resolution
  • Discipline under IDEA
  • Effective advocacy
  • IEP development
  • Working with agencies, community partners, and policy makers
  • Least Restrictive Environment

For more information contact Zayli Bocanegra at, 1-800-394-5694 or 443-306-8730


The Special Education Parent LEADers program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.