Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Art of Advocacy for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Time sensitive

February 2, 2008 Surrey
Early Bird deadline January 11, 2008

March 1, 2008 Nanaimo
Early Bird deadline January 25, 2008

April 5, 2008 Castlegar
Early Bird deadline February 28, 2008

April 26, 2008 Kitimat
Early Bird deadline March 13, 2008

Clair Schuman, E.D., ACT - Autism Community Training

Many parents are confused and frustrated by the complexities of systems they must navigate to find help for their child with special needs. This workshop offers parents an overview of how to develop skills they need to navigate successfully through the hurdles they may sometimes encounter. Using the school system as an example, parents are guided through the components of empowerment necessary to become an effective advocate for their child. Specific guidelines and tips will be provided in this positive, practical, user-friendly and interactive seminar. This workshop is not disability specific but will be especially helpful for parents of children with "invisible" disabilities.

Bursaries: ACT has bursaries available for low-income registrants. View the bursaries page on our website for more information.

Information and Support: ACT offers extensive support and information on autism related topics through our office both by telephone and email. Contact us at info@actcommunity.net or 604-205-5467 or toll-free at 1-866-939-5188. Web: http://actcommunity.net/.

ACT - Autism Community Training is looking for interested individuals or groups in BC outside Vancouver to help in planning our autism training workshops. Please contact Simon Ladell, ACT's Website/Marketing Officer, at sladell@actcommunity.net or phone us toll-free at 1-866-939-5188.