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Lay Advocacy Training – IDEA: An Overview

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the Family Resource Network for our upcoming training:

IDEA: An Overview
Wednesday, April 7th
via ZOOM

Children who have disabilities are entitled to appropriate, individualized, educational services that meet their unique learning needs. This workshop will explain the history and provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), two federal laws that govern education for students with disabilities. Families, educators, and human service professionals will learn about children’s rights, how children qualify for special education services, and how these services may be delivered.
Participants will:
 Gain information on the history and provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
 Understand the rights protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
 Know where to find state regulations online

About our Speaker: Kara Georgi is the Parent Education Specialist for Starbridge Parent Training and Information Center. She offers support and information for families and professionals navigating the special education system in Cayuga, Tompkins, Onondaga, Cortland, Broome, Madison, Chenango, Otsego and Delaware Counties.

Registration is required. Click here

To register online, go to www.familyrn.org and click on the News & Events link and the Event Calendar. To register by phone, call the Family Resource Network at 432-0001.
***This workshop is funded through a grant from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Self-directing families will need to add “Advocacy” to their budgets prior to attending. Please contact FRN for assistance adding this to your budget.***


April 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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