Champions for Children with Disabilities
October 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop in Marshall to focus on the role parents play in special education
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Special Education and the Important Role You Play for Your Child,” a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities and professionals. The workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Room 202 in the Conference Center at Southwest Minnesota State University, 1501 State St., Marshall.
Parents play an important role in the special education process. Participants in this workshop will learn how parents can use their rights and abilities to advocate for their child, and work effectively with the school.
This workshop for parents of children with special needs, and professionals working with them, will answer questions, such as:
- What is the definition of “parent,” and who needs to and can be appointed as a surrogate parent?
- Why is it important that parents be involved?
- How can parents effectively work with the school?
- What do I need to know about the special education process, and how do special education and regular education work together?
This event is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.