2019 Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) Training

Parent Advocacy Leadership TrainingParent Advocacy Leadership  (PAL) Training Presented By Family Resource Center on Disabilities

Are you a parent of a child with a disability or a community member interested in gaining a strong understanding of the Illinois special education system? Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) is a Free training series designed to help you navigate the special education process in Illinois.


  • Willing to attend all 8 sessions
  • Willing to participate in weekly check-ins,
  • Willing to complete pre and post survey.
  • Willing to complete homework assignments prior to class.
  • Possess a passion for helping families of children with disabilities.

Training will cover:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities
  • Education Act (IDEA)
  • State law (Part 226)
  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Section 504
  • Behaviour
  • Advocacy

All training and materials are free. The PAL training is 8 sessions long and space is limited to 15 participants (first come, first served). The 8 Weekly check-ins will take place via webinar format. Homework is required and must be completed prior to each session.

Each training session is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST) at Family Resource Center on Disabilities 11 E. Adams St. Suite 1002 Chicago, IL 60603.

The training dates are Saturdays:

September 7th, September 14th, September 21st, September 28th, October 5th, October 12th, October 19th, October 26th.

Check-in dates are Wednesdays Check-ins are one hour. Exact Time: TBA.

September 4th, September 11th, September 18th, September 25th, October 2nd, October 9th, October 16th, October 23rd.

For more information about FRCD resources, support, and publications, please contact the Family Resource Center on Disabilities at (312) 939-3513 visit us online at www.frcd.org and email us at paula.wills@frcd.org.

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