Understanding=Effective Advocacy: IEP Training for Parents Teleconference



Date:   Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time:   12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Understanding=Effective Advocacy: IEP Training for Parents

Understanding=Effective Advocacy: IEP Training for Parents

FREE Training. Hear from an experienced parent and special education law expert about the individualized education plan (IEP). Learn more about your rights and strategies for making an IEP that will work well for your child.
What will you learn?
o Jargon-terminology used in talking about Special Education
o Journey to Inclusion-a short history of Special Education laws and protections
o The 10 Steps to Special Education
o Procedural Safeguards-Parents rights
About the Presenter
Christie Reinhardt is the mom of a tweenager with high functioning autism. When he was diagnosed during kindergarten in Brooklyn NY, she pulled him out of public school and home schooled him. The family moved to Alaska the following year and her son fired her as his teacher and said he was going to the new neighborhood school and that she was going to help him. That was the beginning of her own special education journey. Since being fired as a homeschool teacher, she has been a Special Education Parent Navigator, trainer and program manager. Currently she is staff at The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education where she helps stakeholders monitor, review and and comment on Alaska’s Special Education and Early Interventions Programs.

TWO OPTIONS:
October 15, 2014, 12–1pm OR October 21 6:30–8pm
Locations: Anchorage – Center for Human Development, 2702 Gambell Street, Suite 103

Fairbanks (location to be determined)

Teleconference participation also available (you will receive the number when you register)

This event is being sponsored by the Alaska LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities) Family Advisory Council. Learn more at alaskalend.org.

Please register to attend. Email rain@alaskachd.org to reserve a seat or get teleconference info.