FAPE University

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FAPE University is offered to parents, advocates, and educators who want to be empowered with information on special education and other disability laws.  The training is on two Saturdays, March 23 and April 6, 2013, 9:00 to 4:00pm, and participants are required to attend on both days. It is being held at the University of Connecticut – Stamford Campus (One University Place, Stamford, CT 08901). This training offers both basic information for “new” parents and in-depth cutting-edge information for seasoned participants.  Extensive material will be provided to participants. There will be suggested readings prior to each class. Only 40 participants will be accepted.

The purpose of this training is to provide a state-of-the-art, comprehensive instructional course designed to supply parents of children with disabilities and educational professionals with the skills they need to negotiate the special education system.  FAPE University will be the creation of a training infrastructure that will provide an ongoing training system for parents and education professionals.

The two lead presenters are Attorney Anne Treimanis and Attorney Nora Belanger. Both attorneys have presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Attorney Treimanis and Attorney Belanger have facilitated 12 hour special education “boot camps.” The course is designed to be interactive and will use multi-sensory strategies.

Tuition is $125. This includes all materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack each day.

FAPE University will arm each participant with the resources they need to make a major impact in the lives of people with disabilities.  FAPE University is a 2 day course, 7 hours a day, with extensive and comprehensive materials. It is the intention of Attorney Treimanis and Attorney Belanger to teach this class at various universities across the United States.

FAPE University is being co-sponsored by Abilis and SPED*NET New Canaan. The workshop is being made possible by support from the Abilis Community Foundation.

For questions, call Abilis at 203-324-1880 ext 329.

Please register at http://www.spednet.org/fape-university/.


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