Championing Children
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ISSN: 1538-320

Here is your advocacy challenge! What will you do this year to improve the educational outcome of a child?

Will you educate yourself? Become a more knowledgeable, stronger advocate? Help others learn how to advocate? Serve on your PAC or state panel? Start a group for advocacy study or parent empowerment? Participate in Wrightslaw advocacy training?

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find action strategies for advocates helping children with disabilities - their families, teachers, and service providers - by providing resources, accurate information, and support. This issue is Part 5 of Summer School for Advocates. You'll also find your Certificate.

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A Powerful (but often overlooked) Advocacy Tool

  • Are your aware of "unmet needs" in educating children with disabilities in your state?
  • Are services for children with disabilities fragmented?
  • Is your state developing rules and regulations to implement IDEA?
  • Does special education in your community or state need to be strengthened or improved?

The Most Powerful Advocacy Tool in IDEA 2004: Your State Advisory Panel

You need to think about becoming a member of your state advisory panel! Tips: How to Work Effectively with your State Advisory Panel


Educate People in Your Community

"With very little time and absolutely no money, you can bring current, official, accurate information about law and education to many people in your community."

There is a catch --

  • You need to have a free hour maybe two
  • It helps if you have a few friends

"If you watched television this week, you qualify as a person who has a free hour. The next time you plan to watch television, go to your computer instead."

Here's your strategy - What One Person Can Do (Do You Have a Free Hour?)

"Get the Word Out"- Advocacy Campaign

Seven million children with disabilities are receiving special education services this year. These children and their families need advocacy information and support.

Our goal at Wrightslaw is to empower parents, teachers, special ed services providers, and family members by providing them with accurate information. The information on our websites and in the Special Ed Advocate newsletter is free. How to get the word out...


Your Certificate: Summer School for Advocates 2009

Congratulations from Pete and Pam.

If you would like to review the five sessions or share them with others, you'll find them here: Summer School for Advocates 2009.

Success high fiveHere's your Summer School for Advocates Certificate


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