Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Program
WHO WE ARE
Disability Rights Nebraska launched the Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Program to engage interested people in lay advocacy for students with disabilities and their families. Through education and training provided by the Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Program, advocates will be equipped with the tools necessary to thoroughly understand educational information and legal rights. As a result, they will be prepared to help families effectively navigate 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