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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  • 25Feb

    Everyone Matters (E1M) - Special Needs Church Service

    Community Event  |  Advocacy 

    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6:30–8 pm

     Join us for a wonderful time of singing, hearing Gods word, and fellowship with other families, all in an environment that accommodates children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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  • 27Feb

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Special Education  |  Allegany

    Monday, February 27, 2017, 12–1:30 pm

    Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s special education program? 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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  • 28Feb

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Special Education  |  Cattaraugus

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s special education program? 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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  • 1Mar

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, March 1, 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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  • 21Mar

    Skills For Effective Advocacy / Destrezas para ser un Defensor Eficaz

    Workshop  |  Advocacy,Special Education  |  Erie

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Parents and caregivers of children with special needs will walk away with the improved advocacy skills needed to effectively speak up for their child's needs.

    Los padres y guardianes de ninos con necesidades especiales se iran de este taller con habilidades y destrezas para poder ser un defensor efectivo para abogar por las necesidades de sus hijos.

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  • 5Apr

    Gay Straight Alliance

    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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  • 18Apr

    Preparing For A Meeting / PREPARANDOSE PARA UNA REUNION

    Workshop  |  Advocacy,Special Education  |  Erie

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Los padres y los individuos con discapacidad tienen la oportunidad de participar en varias reuniones con profesionales durante el año escolar, incluyendo el comite de educacion especial. Los participantes se iran de este taller con consejos sobre como estar preparados, organizados y podran aprender a ser un defensor poderoso.

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  • 3May

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, May 3, 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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  • 7Jun

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, June 7, 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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  • 12Jul

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, July 12, 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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