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.
The SRP course is provided via a combination of Google classroom asynchronous learning activities combined with weekly synchronous virtual classes.
Individuals who complete the entire training series receive a compilation of useful local, state, and national resources and 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 10 week SRP course has a free option, which requires a commitment to volunteer hours. Participants who do not pay must provide 30 volunteer hours to SPAN during the year following completion of the course. Volunteer opportunities are provided on a regular basis, and participants can choose the opportunities that work for them. While the SRP course is being delivered virtually, volunteer activities may include: assisting with virtual training and conferences sessions; reviewing and providing feedback on informational materials and other virtual activities. If a parent or professional is not able to or does not 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 course. SRP Courses are offered four times per year.
10-WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Session 1: Information and Resources for Families
Session 2: Basic Rights in Special Education
Session 3: Federal and State Laws and Regulations
Session 4: Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Session 5: Inclusion and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Session 6: Positive Behavior Supports and Discipline
Session 7: Transition to Adulthood
Session 8: Health Advocacy
Session 9: Systems Advocacy and Leadership Skills
Session 10: Graduation