Parent Advocacy Training Course (IEP Section: Modules 1-3)

This comprehensive training is for parents who are stuck in the IEP process. The information you learn in this course will help you effectively advocate for your child. 

In this section, students will learn basic research, special education jargon, and important information about general topics concerning IEPs and Special Education law

Module 1: Internet Research

Unit 1: Internet Research

Unit 2: Google Scholar

Unit 3: How to Find Credible Internet Sites

Module 2: Special Education Jargon

Unit 4: Introduction to Internet Jargon

Unit 5: More Special Education Jargon

Unit 6: Even More Special Education Jargon

Module 3: Legal Issues in Special Education

Unit 7: Basic Principles of Special Education

Unit 8: History of Special Education and the Law

Unit 9: Understanding the Meaning of FAPE

Unit 10: Making Sense of IEPs

Unit 11: Related Services in Special Education

Unit 12: Extended School Year Services (ESY)

Unit 13: Least Restrictive Environment

Unit 14: Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Unit 15: School Choice

Unit 16: Remote Learning

What people are saying about this course

This course is awesome. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I would strongly suggest parents take this course as it is that informative.

Heather B.

I have been learning so much from this course. It has been invaluable this year with school district challenges and IEP issues for my daughter

Jane S.

I have been doing the PASEN course and feel SO grateful for all the great information there and on this FB page. This is great! The curated collection of links alone is gold. I’m feeling a lot more confident as I learn more about the process, law, rights, and ways we can participate to help our children. It has saved me so much time going down a rabbit hole online to have this already collected and organized. I can’t wait for the second set to come out! 🙂

Ashley DT

Other Courses Coming Soon

Parent Advocacy Training Course (IEP Section: Modules 4-6)

This section is a continuation of the first. In this section, students will learn about the 13 eligibility categories according to IDEA. Not only will we cover what the federal government considers a disability, but we will also work through typical behaviors, and possible modifications to curricula and accommodations that can be given in a general education classroom. 

As was the case with the previous section, the information presented in this course follows the law, and any advice or guidance given will be based on current Federal and (applicable) state law in addition to any guidance given by a Federal or State agency. 

Module 4: Assessments in Education

Unit 17: Methods of Assessment

Unit 18: Scoring Terminology

Unit 19: Statistics

Unit 20: Identification, Referral, Evaluation & Classification of Students

Module 5: Understanding Exceptional Students Part 1

Unit 21: Medical Diagnosis vs. Educational Eligibility

Unit 22: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Unit 23: Deaf/Blindness and Deaf/ Hard of Hearing

Unit 24: Emotional Disturbance

Unit 25: Intellectual Disability

Unit 26: Mulitple Disabilities

Unit 27: Orthopedic Impairments

Unit 28: Other Health Impairments (OHI)

Module 6: Understanding Exceptional Students Part 2

Unit 29: Specific Learning Disabilities

Unit 30: Speech or Language Impairments

Unit 31: Traumatic Brain Injury

Unit 32: Visual Impairment

Unit 33: Gifted & Talented

Unit 34: Early Intervention

Unit 35: Discipline in the Classroom

Parent Advocacy Training Course (IEP Section: Advocacy Section)

This section is for those who feel they have been unsuccessful when communicating with the school and need to file a grievance with a governing body such as a state department of education or the Office of Civil Rights. It is also designed for those who feel they have learned enough information about the special education process to assist other families with their needs.

In this section, students will learn about how to communicate with clients, how to mediate between the client and the school, and provide real-life solutions to situations that are common when interacting with a school.

Module 7: Dispute Resolution Options

Unit 36: Procedural Safeguards

Unit 37: IEP Meetings

Unit 38: Special Education Mediation

Unit 39: Filing a State Complaint

Unit 40: Resolution Meetings

Unit 41: Due Process

Module 8: Advocating for Others

Unit 42: Confidentiality of Information and Education Records

Unit 43: Discipline of Students with Disabilities

Unit 44: Roles and Responsibilities of Special Education Advocates

Unit 45: The Use of Writing Skills as an Advocate

Unit 46: The Use of Active Listening Skills

Unit 47: Principles of Negotiating as an Advocate

Parent Advocacy Training Course (504 Section)

This course is meant for people who already have an understanding of special education and now want to start a business as a special education advocate. We will cover communicating with a client, and the roles and responsibilities of an advocate including confidentiality and negotiating.

Module 9: 504 Section

Unit 48: Section 504 and the ADA to Advocate for Students’ Rights

Unit 49: Issues Spotting ADA, 504

Unit 50: Effective Communication for Students with Disabilities