Advocacy & Special Ed Law

Training

  • Wrightslaw Training Programs: special education law and advocacy programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, educators, attorneys, and health care providers who represent children with disabilities.
  • The Advocacy Institute is also a great source of information, and Peter Wright of Wrightslaw is a board member.  Every month a free webinar is available to view.  A usb drive containing 50 webinars totaling 75+ hours of information presented by the nation’s leading experts is available for purchase for $50.  Their resource section can be found here.
  • Dyslexia Training Instititue offers an online course about Special Education Law as it pertains to dyslexia
  • Parent Technical Assistance Center Network
    • If you are the parent of a K-12 student with dyslexia, you’ll want to take a look at this site and find your nearest Parent Training and Information Center (PTI). PTIs are funded by the federal government and offer parents assistance in navigating special education and their child’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    • In Ohio, it is OCECD, the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities that provides parent mentors and training.   Click here to find your district’s parent mentor.

 Dyslexia Legislation and State Laws

You Are Not Alone:  How Parents Can Join Forces to Become Advocates for Students with Dyslexia

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