Make A Difference — Become A SPAN Resource Parent
“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.” —Jackie Mutcheson, Teacher
During SRP training, participants learn strategies for how to obtain appropriate educational programs and related services for children and youth. Attendees, both parents and professionals, are provided with extensive training and ongoing support to help them understand the dynamics of the systems that serve children with special needs.
Individuals who complete the entire training series receive a compilation of useful local, state, and national resources. They will then be prepared to provide support to families around issues or concerns they may have about their child’s education and development.
Free to Volunteers
The 6-week SRP course has a free option, which requires volunteer hours. Participants who do not pay must provide 30 volunteer hours to SPAN during the following year. Volunteer opportunities are provided on a regular basis, and participants are able to choose the opportunity/ies that work for them. Volunteer activities may include staffing a SPAN table at a resource fair, assisting at one of our conferences (Parent Leadership, Inclusive Child Care, etc.), helping out in the SPAN offices, and more.
If a professional or parent is not able to or doesn’t wish to volunteer, they can still attend the training for a fee of $300.
If a participant misses one of the training dates, they can make it up at a future training in another location (see North, Central, and South schedules below).
6-WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Session 1: Basic Rights & Resources for Families
Session 2: Laws/Regulations & LRE/Inclusion
Session 3: IEP & Transition to Adult Life
Session 4: Student Supports & Self Determination
Session 5: Advocacy & Leadership Skills
Session 6: Health Advocacy & Health Manual