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Lay Advocacy: Understanding the Special Education System

March 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join the Family Resource Network and Starbridge, Inc.

for this upcoming Lay Advocacy Training:

Understanding the Special Education System  


Friday, March 24, 2023


via ZOOM

Participants will learn about legal requirements set forth in The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200-201.  Participants will learn how to use the regulations and understand that parents are equal partners in their child’s education.  Parents will also learn effective communication skills on how to work with the CSE and other staff in their child’s education program, how to read the NYS Regulations and have the opportunity to learn what is included in the IEP and how it is individualized to meet the unique needs of a student. If you are a Parent, Grandparent, Family Member, Care Manager, or just interested in this topic then this training is for you!


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.


For question or assistance with registering, call Terry at (607)287-3816.

***This workshop is funded through a grant from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  Self-directing families will need to add “Training Groups” to their budgets prior to attending. Please contact FRN for assistance adding this to your budget.***


March 24, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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