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Educational Advocacy

Course description

IEP Meetings:  A Practical Approach and Frequently Asked Questions

This final educational advocacy webinar for the 2018-19 school year provides an excellent review of the important topics presented by Dr. Kelly in all 9 webinars. Using “Frequently Asked Questions” from participants, Dr. Kelly addresses what volunteer advocates can do when faced with numerous “What to do if…” educational advocacy situations. For instance, “What do I do if I think my child needs ESE services?” and “ What to do if my child is baker acted and considered a danger to himself and others?” 

The information shared by Dr. Kelly will either answer the questions you have or it will lead you to a previous webinar that will. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of Dr. Kelly’s expertise and access all of her recorded webinars. The webinars are designed to build upon each other and provide you with a clear understanding of your role as an educational advocate.



2 CLE Credits Available

5/15/19-11/30/20

1.5 Service Hours Available 

Select "Educational Advocacy" for Optima. 

 

Reviews (9)

Essential information for everyone dealing with a child struggling in school! Dr. Katie Kelly provides excellent information not readily made available by school systems to help you assist parent/guardian/care taker in advocating for the child's right to FAPE - FAPE is a free and appropriate public education and is the legal standard by which all special education is judged. If the student is not receiving a FAPE, then that is time to request more supports and/or services. I learned so much from this presentation and Dr. Kelly's narrative. Highly recommend for everyone dealing with school aged children and younger!

by Cindy Solomon

I found all the information very informative. I printed out the power point slides and highlighted the items i was not made aware of.

by Luz J. Torres

Excellent resource and training on how to advocate for our GAL kids in the public school system.

by Robin Hecht

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Essential information for everyone dealing with a child struggling in school! Dr. Katie Kelly provides excellent information not readily made available by school systems to help you assist parent/guardian/care taker in advocating for the child's right to FAPE - FAPE is a free and appropriate public education and is the legal standard by which all special education is judged. If the student is not receiving a FAPE, then that is time to request more supports and/or services. I learned so much from this presentation and Dr. Kelly's narrative. Highly recommend for everyone dealing with school aged children and younger!

by Cindy Solomon

I found all the information very informative. I printed out the power point slides and highlighted the items i was not made aware of.

by Luz J. Torres

Excellent resource and training on how to advocate for our GAL kids in the public school system.

by Robin Hecht

Very well presented. Appreciated insight on extended or rescheduled meetings, who should attend, et al.

by Lou Brown

Excellent questions

by ANDREA ARCHER

Excellent material, explanations were done in way that everyone could understand. Thank you for the acronyms list

by Patricia Nebeker

by eyal spreen

Very good and informative video

by Laura Anderson

by ANNIE RITA CHURCHWELL

Dr. Katie  Kelly

Dr. Katie Kelly

M.ED., PH.D., ESQ.

Dr. Katie Kelly, M.ED., PH.D., ESQ., with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is an expert on Educational Advocacy.    At the end of the webinar Dr. Kelly provided a question and answer period for those attending the webinar on the original recording date. You may find that information useful to you in your own advocacy.


We know you will gain tremendous information from her training and encourage you to take advantage of other webinars Dr. Kelly moderates and leads. 

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is so grateful to the generosity and expert knowledge Dr. Kelly has provided regarding Educational Advocacy.    Thank you, Dr. Kelly!

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IEP Meetings: A Practical Approach and FAQ's