I have recently been feeling a sense of awe about the words, 'you have power as a parent,' and what it means to be a 'Parent Advocate'.~ Read Vivecca Hartman's Journey to Becoming a Parent Advocate
As your child passes through the educational system, you will need to acquire knowledge and information about the educational issues facing him or her. As a matter of fact, you will need to become your child's "best" advocate. You will find yourself working on behalf of your child, to make sure that the specialized educational services, guaranteed in the federal laws, are actually available in your state or local school district. We want our children to reach their full potential. Read Mary Zabelski on Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate
Families as Partners in the Educational Team
In this video Dr. Katharine Shepherd, Project Director: Parents as Collaborative Leaders Program and Susan LaVenture, Executive Director: National Association of Parents of Visually Impaired Children share their expertise and passion for supporting parents in developing leadership and advocacy skills.