News Article

9/9/2013

The Volunteer Advocacy Project

A training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families.

The Volunteer Advocacy Project is a training program for individuals who are willing to become advocates for families as they navigate their way through the world of special education.

Training Will Cover:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • State law
  • No Child Left Behind
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Requirements:

  • Willing to attend all weekly sessions
  • Willing to shadow an advocate at a special education meeting
  • Willing to advocate for four families of children with disabilities

Location:

Near Vanderbilt University in Nashville & by Video Conference in Johnson City, Crossville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson, Mountain City, Cookeville, and Lewisburg

2013 Session Dates:

September 9, 16, 23 & 30

October 7, 14, 21 & 28

November 4, 11, 18 & 25

All sessions are held on Monday mornings 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (CST)

Fee: $30 for materials

Contact:

To request an application contact: Lynise.parisien@vanderbilt.edu or at (615) 414-4579

Sponsored by: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Susan Gray School, The Arc Davidson County, The Arc Mid-South, West TN Healthcare, UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Lifeline, & STEP, Inc.

Volunteer Advocacy Project flyer

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