Special Education LEADers
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.
Topics Covered During the Trainings:
- Special education law and regulations
- Understanding tests and measurements
- SMART IEPs
- 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 Kelly Meissner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-768-9100 ×107
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.