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
- 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
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
To request an application contact: Lynise.email@example.com 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