Advocacy

Overview

Getting involved in your child’s education is among the most important things you can do to make sure that your child gets the support he or she needs throughout their school career.

• Your child has the right to a free and appropriate public school education.
• You have a right to be a part of every decision regarding your child’s education, including the process of finding out if your child needs special services.
• You should familiarize yourself with your child’s rights. These rights are federally mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
• You know your child best, and your input should be considered at every opportunity.


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    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Are you between the ages of 14 – 19 and identify as: lesbian? Gay? Bi? Transgender? Not Sure? An Ally*?

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    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12:30–1:30 pm

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    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm

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  • 20Apr

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    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

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  • 3May

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    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

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  • 16May

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    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:30–1:30 pm

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  • 17May

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm

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    An educational advocate will be available to speak individually with parents or family members to answer questions and offer ideas for you to address your concerns.

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  • 18May

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

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    An educational advocate will be available to speak individually with parents or family members to answer questions and offer ideas for you to address your concerns.

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    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

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