ATTENTION Special Education Advocates in Virginia!
Announcing the Virginia Advocacy Symposium Apr 03, 2015Virginia Advocacy Symposium
You are formally invited to participate in a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) co-sponsored FREE symposium for Virginia special education advocates.
May 6th -7th 2015
Williamsburg, Virginia at the beautiful Colonial Heritage Club with lodging at the nearby Great Wolf Lodge.
The symposium will begin with registration on May 6th at 12:30 pm.
Program activities will begin promptly at 1 :30 pm.
The symposium will end on May 7th at 4:00 pm. This is an all-inclusive event with meals, mileage reimbursement and lodging provided to registered participants.
Join us for 2 vibrant days to explore and share with VDOE, PEATC, and colleagues:
+ What the current critical issues are facing families with students with disabilities.
+ What VDOE might be able to do in the form of initiatives, guidance, etc to address the identified issues.
+ What styles of communication get the best results?
+ What is the necessary foundation for successful parent-school negotiations?
+ How to effectively use the state dispute resolution forums?
+ What considerations inform your approach as you work with school staff?
+ Ways to leverage this new information in order to help serve the families you serve.
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H7ZDPZ5
Special Guest Speakers:
Marshall Peter, Director of the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
Jim Gerl, Special Education law consultant
Tiffany Tackett Kell, attorney and certified civil mediator
Adrienne Volenik, Director and Clinical Professor of Law at the Education Rights Clinic at the University of Richmond