So You Want to Be an Advocate?

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Woman at computerWould you like to become an advocate, but don't know where to start? Not a week goes by at Wrightslaw without questions like these:

I want to become an advocate, where can I find training? How can I get certified?

Many people don't realize there is currently no certification process for advocates. But there is good training available.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, Wrightslaw Research Editor Sue Whitney, explains what you need to learn to become an advocate and where you can get training. You'll also find a reading and resource list. Learn how advocates use flyer campaigns to educate others.

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What Training Do You Need?

Answers to your questions about licensing and training of advocates, what you need to know, and what you need to read.

Read Sue Whitney's new article, What Type of Training is Required to Become an Advocate?

 
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What You Need to Know

  • how to read evaluations and write measurable IEP goals based on evaluations and student present levels of performance.
  • what is in the curriculum standards for each grade/age for your state.
  • about different types of tests and what they measure.
  • about the disabilities and research based methodologies. ...more
 
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Start an Advocacy Flyer Campaign

I need to educate my school and my community. I want to start a flyer campaign. What should I do first?

There are 7 million parents of children with disabilities. It does not matter which million you inform first. In I Want to Start a Flyer Campaign: What Should I Do First? you'll learn just what to do.

Find out more about Using Flyers to Educate Others.

 
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