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Training session for parents of children with disabilities

Posted at 10:41 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 11:41:54-05

On Saturday, January 19th from 11 am to 3 pm, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, a national nonprofit of parents, advocates, attorneys and related professionals, will offer a free parent training for parents of students with disabilities. The training session will be held at AOC Community Media located inside the Rosa Parks Transportation Center at 101 Jefferson Street in Lafayette.

The training will provide an overview of your rights as a parent and the rights of your child under the law. The training will be led by experienced special education advocates who are members of COPAA’s Executive Board Directors: David Jefferson, Shenikwa Medlock, and Missy Alexander. Also covered are the steps of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The training will offer advice on how to communicate with the school, what questions to ask at each point in the IEP process, and include information on the differences and similarities in special education services provided by traditional public schools and charter schools.

During the session, there will also be time for a question and answer portion of the training. For more information or to register for this training session, visit