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A key component of homeschooling a special needs child–advocacy skills

Phx autism society workshop

Advocacy is a crucial part of homeschooling a special needs child.

Hundreds of families with special needs children decide to homeschool each year.  Many of them feel unsatisfied with the services provided in the schools.  There are a lot of obstacles parents must face when they take responsibility for the child’s education, and navigating the system to get results can be a time consuming and energy draining process.  This workshop will give you tools for advocating effectively for your child.

How to advocate for your special needs child workshop

Steven Kossor is back in town, and this year he’s presenting along-side local advocates, John Dacey, Esq and Holly Reycraft.

If you have a special needs child receiving services from DDD, Medicaid, BHRS or the school district (or if you are a service provider for the special needs population), this workshop is for you! This is a rare opportunity to hear these 3 experts on a single stage.

Topics to be covered:

  • Finding, Funding and Keeping the Services Your DDD/BHRS Child Needs
  • EPSDT: what is it and why it means that DDD and BHRS children in Arizona can receive their medically necessary therapies at no cost to parents–even when they are initially denied
  • How to Find and Work with an Attorney, and How to Advocate for Your Child without One
  • Special Education: Parents as Advocates from Preschool through High School
  • Find out the laws, policies and procedures of special education and learn basic advocacy techniques to address the most common problems that occur at each stage of the special education process

How to Advocate for Your Special Needs Child Three-­‐Session Workshop

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Scottsdale Bible Church
7601 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

Registered and paid by February 10, 2010
Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Member: $30; Non-members: $50

Click on the picture for more details on the speakers.

For more info:  Cynthia  480-940-1093 or email: cynthia@phxautism.org
Registration online or downloadable form

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