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EFMP & Special Needs Network

When:
August 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-08-20T09:00:00-07:00
2019-08-20T12:00:00-07:00
Where:
A&FRC
El Segundo (Bldg. 272
2sd fl. rm. 205)
Contact:
A&FRC
(310) 653-5428
EFMP & Special Needs Network @ A&FRC

EFMP & Special Needs Network:
MILITARY PARENTS AS ADVOCATES AND MENTOR NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

EVERY TUESDAY IN AUGUST, 9 A.M. -12 P.M.
Location: Fort MacArthur Community Center Southwest Room

This is a 6 week certification course for parents who have children that require an IEP. Parents will learn vital information, techniques, resources, advocacy, and strategies for improving the lives of autistic and developmentally disabled children. They will also learn how to identify other families in need and serve as mentors for those families. This is critical in the transient military community, where families often lack traditional support systems such as close-knit family, long-term friendships, and religious institutions. As trained parent advocates, they will receive ongoing training and support for effective community organizing and advocacy, ultimately striving for legislative change and policy shifts.

Curriculum

  1. Identifying the Early Warning Signs of Developmental + Related Disorders and Understanding Assessment Results.
  2. Regional Center Overview: Laws, Decision Making, Early Start, Individualized Family Service Plan, and the Lanterman Act.
  3. Regional Center Purchase of Services (POS) Disparities
  4. Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
  5. When the IEP Process Fails: Mediation and Due Process
  6. How to Identify Resources and Navigating Systems of Care

Please contact Leah Goss, EFMP-FS Coordinator for more questions and to pre-register.
(310) 653-5536 or leah.goss@us.af.mil

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