Where do I get training to serve as a support to parents as they navigate the school system?
I would like to develop a service available to parents of both special and regular education students to assist them in development of appropriate programs and strategies for their children. I am a special education teacher and have been on the educational side of the problem. But this year, I experienced difficulty in getting services for my non-disabled grandson. I realized that there were no supports for us as we tried to get a safe place for him. I would like to provide such a service to parents.
It's a good question. There are parent advocates who are trained through their district. It is a good way to get involved in CSE (Committee on Special Education) meetings. You will learn the lingo. I hope this helps.