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June 15, 2010

 

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Let the Yellow Pages for Kids help you change your child's life for the better.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

As the parent of a child with special educational needs, you represent your child's interests. You need to learn about your child's disability, educational needs, and your rights and responsibilities. In the beginning, the process of advocating for your child feels overwhelming. The Yellow Pages for Kids can help!

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, you will learn that effective advocacy involves research, planning, and preparation. Learn how to use the Yellow Pages for Kids and the steps in below to find accurate information, resources, and help in your state.

Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

 
Parents meeting to learn about disabilities

Get Educated

You need to learn about your child's disability, how the disability affects your child, and about appropriate educational and remediation techniques. The groups listed in the Directory of Disabilities Organizations and Information Groups are an invaluable source of information.

In addition to learning about your child's disability, you need to learn about your rights and responsibilities. Contact your State Department of Education and request a copy of your state special education regulations and other information about special education issues published by your state.

 
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Build Your Team

Consult with a child psychologist, educational diagnostician, consultant, or advocate who can advise you about your child's disability, child development, and special education.

Use the state directory to look for an individual in the private sector.

Your advocate or consultant can make recommendations about your child's educational program and should be willing to attend school meetings to support these recommendations.

 
Parent Training Conference

Find Training

Parent Training

To learn about parent training opportunities in your community, contact your state Parent Training & Information Center. You will find contact information in the Directory of Parent Training and Community Parent Resource Centers.

Legal and Advocacy Training

If you are interested in legal and advocacy training, contact your state Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Their mission is to provide legal and advocacy services to people with disabilities. Some chapters offer special education training programs. You will find contact information for your state chapter in the Directory of Legal and Advocacy Resources.

 
Attorney meeting

Locate an Attorney, Advocate, or Therapist

If you have a dispute with the school about your child's special education program, you may decide to consult with an attorney or an advocate who is familiar with special education law. Check the listings in the Yellow Pages for your state.

Yellow Pages User Guide. If you are interviewing attorneys and/or advocates, you will find information about how to find an educational advocate or attorney and guidelines from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) to help you evaluate the individuals you interview.

 
Find Help on the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

Help Others! Apply for a FREE Listing in the Yellow Pages

Do you help parents and caregivers get services for children with disabilities (i.e., you are an evaluator, educational consultant, tutor, advocate, attorney, special education school, etc.)?

Listings are free! Are YOU listed in the Yellow Pages?

Do you belong to an organization that provides parents with information and assistance? Do you facilitate a support or study group for parents of children with disabilities? Apply for a free listing today!

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