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Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Program

Apply for the Spring 2021 Training!

We are excited to announce that the third Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Training will begin this Spring. Between April 20, 2021 and May 27, 2021, participants will attend twelve sessions covering topics that prepare them to assist families in securing educational opportunities for children with disabilities. Sessions will cover information such as advocacy strategies, communicating with school systems, inclusion, special education law, assistive technology, and more. To learn more about the upcoming training, read the Spring 2021 letter to applicants and schedule. 

Complete the Training Application Form


Disability Rights Nebraska launched the Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Project 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 Project, 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. 


The Inclusive Lay Advocacy Project: 

  • 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