Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Program
WHO WE ARE
The Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Project seeks to engage interested people in lay advocacy for students with disabilities and their families. Lay advocates will be provided with education and training to support families in the mastery of educational information, the understanding and implementation of legal rights, and the effective navigation of educational systems to secure inclusive educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
BELIEFS & STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
The Inclusive Lay Advocacy Program:
- Stands by the belief that interested people, when given the opportunity, will be strong advocates for all children
- Provides training, based on a proven model, to citizens who commit to standing with other families in advocating for inclusive education for their children
- Offers Individual Education Plan clinics to help families understand their rights and responsibilities for developing inclusive education plans
CONSIDER BECOMING AN ADVOCATE!
- The importance and positive impact of inclusive education on all children
- The laws that guide the Individualized Education Process
- Assessments schools use for identification and how to read them
- What Assistive Technology can do to enhance educational experiences
- School culture and how to communicate with school personnel
- Helping others navigate the Special Education system