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Emotions to Advocacy Cruise -
loved spending time with you guys on the cruise . . . it's definitely
the best way to go!"
"Thanks for a great cruise. I have been slammed with work on returning, but the cruise gave me the energy to do it." Mark, Florida attorney
On Friday, January 18, 2002, the cruise ship Fascination returned to Miami after a 5 day cruise in the Western Caribbean.
On board were parents, advocates, and attorneys who joined Pete and Pam Wright on the "From Emotions to Advocacy Cruise - A Very Special Cruise Seminar and Fund-Raiser for Special Education." It's time to share the inside story of the FETA Cruise!
Cruise organizer Geri Brown explains, "I am the mother of two sons with learning disabilities. I have experienced the frustration and heartbreak of attempting to gain an appropriate education for my children."
"I felt that offering a seminar and training program on special education law and advocacy onboard an enjoyable cruise ship would give everyone the chance to learn, share, relax (I know the stress level!) and enjoy."
right - cruising is a great way to learn, relax, and make new friends.
While the ship was at sea, participants attended advocacy training sessions
with Pete and Pam Wright and Mark Kamleiter, Esq., founder of the Florida
Advocacy group, STAND [photo
stopped in Key West and Cozumel. Key West has dozens of unique galleries,
shops and restaurants that serve great seafood.
is worth a thousand words." These photos tell the "inside story"
of the FETA Cruise.
the cruise really like?
What People Are Saying . . .
"The cruise was a wonderful experience. It was great to meet so many super people."- Linda, Ohio
learned strategies to utilize in my advocacy - I will use the PowerPoint
trick this week. I left the cruise with better negotiating and preparation
skills. I am reading the FETA book for the second time. You and Pete did
a wonderful job." - Angie, New Hampshire