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Charles County, LEADers Training

November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The LEADers Program provides parents with the information they need to be informed and active in advocacy at the state and local levels around special education and health. This program offers parents the tools they need to be a voice for not only their own child, but also for other individuals with disabilities in their communities and across the state.

Participants will:

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

Topics covered include:

  • Special education law and regulations
  • Tests and measurements
  • SMART standards-based IEPs
  • 504 plans
  • Dispute resolution
  • Discipline under IDEA
  • Health and the IEP
  • Developing a leadership plan

Who Should Apply

Applicants must be family members of children with disabilities living in Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s Counties who want to develop a better understanding of special education and health advocacy and make a difference in the lives of families of children with disabilities.

To apply, go to  www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018SoMdLEADers


The program requires full participation in ALL sessions. Participants are required to provide feedback on their leadership activities after the training. You are committing to promote change using your newly learned skills after the completion of the project. Follow-up sessions will be offered after the program ends.


November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 6, 2018
January 27, 2018

February 24, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 7, 2018 (snow date)

For questions contact Missy Alexander missy@ppmd.org, for more information check out PPMD’s website. 

Provided with funding from the Maryland  Developmental Disabilities Council.


November 11, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Missy Alexander


North Point High School
2500 Davis Road
Waldorf, MD 20601 United States
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