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It's hard enough for parents to navigate this oftentimes scary and confusing world, but parents who have children with disabilities often find themselves intimidated and lost. In this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will learn about the world of advocacy and the ways in which it is possible to find and receive the services necessary for their children to thrive. This webinar will include types, effective strategies, case studies, examples, and motivating and insightful conversation pertaining to advocacy. It is our hope that participants will leave this webinar feeling prepared and ready to face the challenges that they encounter head-on and to teach others how to do the same.
Meghan Burke, PhD is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include parent advocacy, families (i.e., parents and siblings) of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and disability policies.
Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT is the Social Media and Webinar Coordination Specialist for the Family Development Team of the Military Families Learning Network.
We invite you to participate in our upcoming virtual learning event sessions. MFLN Family Development offers various continuing education opportunities for each live session (for up to one year after the live date). The types of CEU’s offered are: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Georgia Marriage & Family Therapy and Early Intervention Training Program (EITP).
This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.
Art Nash, Assistant Energy Professor at the University of Alaska School of Natural Resources and Extension, has worked with housing and energy projects concurrent with providing educational services in Alaska’s Interior tribal villages, Southcentral and coastal areas since moving to the state in the early 90s as a licensed secondary social sciences and environmental studies teacher. As an assistant (energy) professor, Art works closely with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power. His teaching expertise includes home energy/cost efficiency, remote cabin and camp(ing) off-grid energy production, indoor air quality/radon, and Universal Building Design for disabled and aging residents. He is the state's Radon Outreach coordinator and presents on Healthy Homes topics.
Jamie Seger, Danae Wolfe
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