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PEATC wants to partner with YOU!

Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
Apr 02, 2014Interested in learning new skills to improve life and supports for your child as well as other families in your area?

If so, consider participating in this FREE 3-day training. You’ll gather with other parents, Parent Resource Centers (PRCs) and Special Education Advisory Councils (SEACs) to develop skills around leadership, communication and relationships.

The “Parents as Collaborative Leaders” training can serve as a road map with trainers from PEATC as your guides. This experience will combine current literature, personal stories, networking with others and skill development activities to support and guide you in your role as a parent, volunteer, local board member or any of the roles you play.

Join us for 3 vibrant days to explore and learn:
• Valuable ways for communicating with professionals involved with your family and those you serve
• Strategies for finding and using state and local resources for your family and those you serve
• Effective ways to impact outcomes for your family and others
• Skills from other families who are navigating on a similar path
• Strategies for engaging families in meaningful dialogues regarding special education
* Ways to leverage this new information in order to help create budding leaders in your community

By the end of the training you will have fine tuned your leadership skills to develop meaningful collaborative partnerships in your community by leading groups of parents in facilitated discussions around Special Education.

PEATC is excited to announce the opportunity this spring and summer for parents to experience the Parents as Collaborative Leaders training. Listed below are the training dates for each region. The training will begin at
3:00 pm on Day 1 and end at 5:00 pm on Day 3. This is an all-inclusive training with meals and training materials free to selected applicants. Mileage reimbursement is available as well.

Please fill out the application at the following link: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis bi-monthly until the class is full (limit 10 participants per region). Early applications are recommended.

Selected participates will receive a confirmation letter with more details about the training, including the exact training location.

Region I: May 14th - May 16th 2014
Region III: May 28th – May 30th 2014
Region IV: June 11th- June 13th 2014
Region II: June 25th- June 27th 2014
Region VIII: July 9th-July 11th 2014
Region V: July 23rd- July 25th 2014
Region VII August 13th- August 15th 2014
Region VI August 18th- August 20th 2014

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