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A lay advocate can be a parent, family member, friends, a teacher, or a professional advocate.
Lay advocates are those willing to provide support to parents, from simple hand-holding and organizing paperwork, to attending important meetings, to taking notes. Lay advocates are not associated with the legal profession, but can be paid or volunteers.
In this advocacy manual you’ll find shared experiences, information and resources for lay advocates, and information about advocacy training. You’ll also find information to help you make the right decision when selecting a lay advocate.
A crisis can hit without warning! How do you prepare? Join several organizations in order to receive their national, state, and local newsletters. Read about and understand the law. Know how to write an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and become an expert in the global nature of your child’s abilities, disabilities, the law, IEPs, tests & measurements.
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You hope it never happens yet you know it eventually will— a school crisis. You’ve attended multiple IEP meetings, are on good terms with your child’s teacher, and advocate for others in your school district. You’ve attended multiple conferences and trainings, and have a bookshelf devoted to books about special education and your child’s disability. You’re prepared. But now, here you are—a school crisis. What next?
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