The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI), 1201 Burleyson Road, will host a training program, given by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, for individuals to become special education advocates. The training, Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP), will be offered in-person at ASCI or through ZOOM.
The training is designed for parents, teachers, healthcare providers, self-advocates, and other interested individuals. Participants will be trained to provide instrumental and affective support to families of children with disabilities.
The training, held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Aug. 17, will cover the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, state law, the Family Education and Privacy Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
ASCI will follow CDC guidelines for screening, social distancing and masking to ensure the health and safety of participants. To receive assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids during this event, please let us know when registering.
Participants are required to attend all 12 sessions and advocate for four families of children with disabilities after training completion. The cost is $75. Applications are due by Thursday, July 30. For ZOOM participation, apply ONLINE.
Space is limited for the in-person option. To apply, please contact Lindsey Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids during the in-person option, please indicate when registering.