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Howard County, Columbia: ‘Special Education LEADers Training’ (closed session – by invitation only)

February 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Historically the perspective of family members has played a powerful role in creating change in the way children and youth with disabilities receive educational services. The LEADers Program 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 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 training:
 Special education law and regulations
 Understanding tests and measurements

Who Should Apply
Applicants must be family members of children with disabilities who want to develop a better understanding of special education advocacy and make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.  To apply, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014SpecialEducationLEADers  Applications are due by December 12, 2015.  

The program requires full participation in all sessions. You must attend five all-day meetings. If you miss a training session, you are expected to make arrangements with the training coordinator to make up the work and information missed. Missing two sessions will cause the training team to reconsider your continued participation in the program. Participants are required to provide 20 volunteer hours within 9 months of finishing the course. 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.

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Contact: Kelly Meissner
Email: kelly@ppmd.org
Phone: 410/768-9100 x107


February 28, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Kelly Meissner
410/768-9100 x107


Maryland School for the Deaf – Columbia Campus
8169 Old Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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