Whether you are a parent advocate, teacher advocate, or professional advocate, your job is to ensure a free, appropriate education (FAPE) for your child or student with disabilities.
Advocates need to become experts on the child, the disability, understanding evaluations, understanding the laws, and knowing where to find experts when they need to consult one.
Your cause will not hold water unless you understand FAPE and the rights and responsibilities the statutes guarantee.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find Part 2 of our summer refresher course in effective advocacy - Summer School for Advocates. Learn how to use IDEA, NCLB, and state academic standards to get schools to provide the programs and services a child needs. You'll also learn what the law requires and where to find it.
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