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Contact Person: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Call 381-4350 ext. 22

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Parent to Parent of NYS and Westchester & Putnam Independent Living Centers are accepting application for parents, grandparents and guardians of individuals with disabilities to participate in the Family Empowerment Advocacy Series which takes place once per year. This series will help prepare participants to better advocate within the education system and as a volunteer to assist other families The training includes in formation about the special education process, including the laws, regulations and policies related to students with disabilities and aims to improve communication and develop effective advocacy skills.

   

Participants are selected through an application process and must reside in one of the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester. There are no fees for this training; however participants are expected to attend all training sessions in person and webinars to meet the requirements listed in the letter attached below.

   

For full details, information or to apply see the letter attached below. For additional information contact Tina Beauparlant email tbeauparlant@ptopnys.org or call 381-4350 ext. 22 or Denise Green by email dgreen@putnamils.org or call 845-228-7457, ext. 1102. All applications must be received by Feb. 12, participants will be selected based on the quality of their application and ability to serve families in areas of need. Applicants who are selected will receive a confirmation call on Feb. 16. 

    





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