150 West Warrenville Road
Naperville, IL 60563
In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), advocate
Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your
child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain
healthy working relationships with the school.
to assess your child's strengths and needs
to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team
are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates
and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education.
The program is not disability specific.
1: Getting Started
Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
the Paper Trail
and Strategies for the Advocate
Parent as Project Manager
101: Learning the Rules of the Game
to Success, Resolving Parent/School
Emergency, Crisis, Help
and Your Child's Disability
and Measurements 101
of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
of Adverse Assumptions
the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using
the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
it all together
Click here to register online.
Your registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen, and a copy of Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved for this conference. The units are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide both graduate credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours. There is a $24 fee and is payable at the conference.
Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available through the ARC of Illinois.
Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this conference. Substitutions are allowed with prior notice to sponsors.
Contact the sponsors by email info | at | celebratedifferences.org or by telephone 630-885-3006.
programs often fill up early! Space is limited - don't miss out! Register today!
click here for directions to Naperville Campus.
is available at no charge. Note: Do not go through the guard gate. If you go through the gate, you have gone too far.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
(26 miles to the venue)
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
(32 miles to the venue)
Note: The sponsors have negotiated a limited number of discounted rooms. Call the Hyatt House to reserve your room at 630-836-2960 or click here to reserve a room online. Please enter an arrival date of April 5, 2017 and a departure date of April 6, 2017. You must register by March 14, 2017 to receive the discounted rate.
the Illinois Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
The State Yellow
Pages has many useful resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic
tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys and others
who help parents get services for their children.
If you provide a service,
sign up to be listed on the Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.
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