Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) Training Registration

Parent-Advocacy-Leadership-Training-(PAL)2019Parent 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 4 focus groups,
  • Willing to complete pre and post-survey,

Training will cover:

  • The Individuals with DisabilitiesEducation Act (IDEA)
  •  State law (Part 226)
  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Section 504
  • Advocacy
  • Current Special Education Issues

All training and focus groups will be virtual. The PAL training is 8 sessions long. The focus groups will also take place via webinar format. Homework is required and must be completed prior to each session. Participants who complete all 8 sessions will receive a Parent Advocacy Leadership Certificate of Completion.

Each training session is Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (CST) excluding holiday weekends via zoom webinar.

The PAL webinar dates are Saturdays:

April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, May 1st, May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 12th.

Focus Group dates are Tuesdays @ 6 pm.

April 20th, May 4th, May 25th.

The Final Focus Group will be on Saturday at June 26th at 10 am.

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 and email us at

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