Hosted by The Arc with Parent to Parent
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 10am-2pm
The Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham
This training is designed for parents who want to learn more about how to effectively advocate within the school system for their child or to assist another family. We will cover: how to be an advocate, how schools work, IEP & IDEA basics, communication, and resolving conflict. School District Special Education staff will be invited for part of the training to give their perspective on effective strategies. You will also be able to create an “All About Me” book for your child’s teacher. You do not need to have previously attended a helping parent training in order to attend this workshop.
Please RSVP by October 18th: (360) 715-0170, ext. 303, firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited supervised care for family members is available on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP by October 18th.
Did you miss the workshop?
Below are the resources that were provided:
- 8 Steps to Better IEP Meetings
- Advocacy Strategies
- Parent Input Form
- School Advocacy Resources
- School Glossary
- School Services Over 5
- Wright’s Law: 12 Rules for Writing Great Letters
We also discussed ways to create an “All About Me” book to share critical information about your child with your child’s teacher. Some examples are below:
- 15 Things about Me
- All about Me (Autism)
- All about Me (Special Needs)
- All about Me
- All about Me Data Form
- Parent to Parent Coordinator – All about Me
- All about Me – article by Sharon Gretz