Family Resource Center on Disabilities Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) Program

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

Requirements: ● Willing to attend all eight sessions, ● Willing to complete pre and post-survey,

Training will cover: ● The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ● State law (Part 226) ● The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ● Section 504 ● Advocacy● Current Special Education Issues● Conflict Resolution

Family Resource Center on Disabilities is excited to announce that registration for our Fall PAL Training Cohort of 2023 is open. All training will be virtual. The PAL is eight sessions long.  Participants who complete all eight sessions will receive a Parent Advocacy Leadership Certificate of Completion.

Each training session will be on Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (excluding holidays) via Zoom Meeting.

The PAL Session Dates Meet: September 30th, October 7th, October 14th, October 21st, October 28th November 4th, November 11th, November 18th.

For more information contact Paula Wills at or call (312) 939-3513.

Complete Registration Form Below.