the Word Out Advocacy Campaign
website is an oasis of knowledge about special ed law. Every time I click
on, I learn something new, some new twist to ed law. Thanks for the hard
work you put into this site." - Edward
Seven million children with disabilities
are receiving special education services this year. These children and
their families need advocacy information and support.
Our goal with Wrightslaw.com, Fetaweb.com, Wrightslaw
books, and The Special
Ed Advocate newsletter is to empower parents, teachers, special ed
services providers, and family members by providing them with accurate
information. The information on our websites and in the Special Ed Advocate
newsletter is free.
If you are like many parents, you feel
helpless and powerless. We invite you to participate in the Get the
Word Out Advocacy Campaign. The
Advocacy Campaign has two purposes:
(1) to educate more people about education law and special ed advocacy,
(2) to be a reality check and an antidote to negative feelings.
to Get the Word Out
Assume you print 100 informational flyers and leave these flyers in your
pediatrician's office. Your flyers are picked up by 100 parents who live
in your community.
Next month, these 100 parents distribute 100 flyers. Some parents mail
flyers to friends and family members who live in other states. (Another
way to get the word out!) Tell people you send flyers to that you want
them to pass flyers on to others.
If your 100 parents distribute flyers to
100 people, 10,000 people will receive information about special education
advocacy and free newsletters - because of you!
Where can you distribute flyers? Here is
a list of places to start:
- pediatrician's office
- public library
- health department
- child guidance clinics & mental
- offices of health care professionals
(occupational therapist, speech therapist, physical therapist, psychologist)
- kindergarten & preschools
- day care centers
- mail to other parents, school personnel
- use as handouts at PTA meetings
You can mail 4 flyers in 1 business envelope for 1 stamp.
We designed several one-page flyers:
When we built the Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities, we designed Yellow
Pages flyers for each state. We hope you will print and distribute
Yellow Pages flyers too.
Tip: If you print on both sides, you
have two flyers on one sheet of paper. You can also download flyers from
other groups, like LD Online.
We need your help. Seven million
children with disabilities need your help.
Please help us get the word out about special education advocacy. Join
the Advocacy Campaign!
Pam & Pete Wright