UIC is seeking participants for an exciting research project that will explore the nature of advocacy conducted by parents of children with disabilities.

We are looking for participants for an exciting research project that will explore the nature of advocacy conducted by parents of Parent Advocacy Training for Legislative Change Logochildren with disabilities.

Title of the Project: Understanding advocacy experiences of parents of individuals with disabilities

About the Project: As a participant, you will complete a 10-minute family information survey. Afterward, you will participate in a 90-minute interview. The interview may occur face-to-face or over-the-phone, depending on your preference. After the interview, we will e-mail you to review a summary of your interview (i.e., a follow-up e-mail). We believe that your experiences will help to inform the research about parent advocacy.

Potential Participants: Please consider participating in this study if:

  • You are a parent and/or caregiver of a child with a disability AND (b) Are older than 18 years of age

In appreciation for your time, you will receive $40 in gift cards for participating in this study. Specifically, participants will receive a $30 gift card after completing the interview. Participants will receive the other $10 gift card after completing the follow-up interview.

If you are interested in participating in the study or if you would like more information, please contact:

 

Kristina Rios, kr6@illinois.edu , 661-586-7698 or

Meghan Burke meghanbm@illinois.edu , 217-300-1226

IEP Check-In Session

conversation between parent and volunteerDo you have specific questions about your child’s  Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?  Make an appointment during FRCD’s IEP Check-In sessions and one of our parent trainers will sit down with you and comb through your child’s IEP.    We ask that you read the IEP prior to your IEP Check-In Session and bring a copy for the parent trainer to go through with you.

APPOINTMENTS ARE MANDATORY.

IEP Check-Ins Session

conversation between parent and volunteer

Do you have specific questions about your child’s  Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?  Make an appointment during FRCD’s IEP Check-In sessions and one of our parent trainers will sit down with you and comb through your child’s IEP.    We ask that you read the IEP prior to your IEP Check-In Session and bring a copy for the parent trainer to go through with you.

APPOINTMENTS ARE MANDATORY.

PLEASE CALL 312-939-3513 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

The What, The Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families (TO RECEIVE $20 GIFT CARD, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY 4PM 9/24/2014)

mother and daughter reading-1The What, The Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities Parent Training and Information Center and Illinois RtI Network for this FREE informational session for parents of children who  struggle with reading, math, or behavior.

 

Family Resource Center on Disabilities and State Board of Education LogoThe Illinois RTI Network Parent Partnership is a State Personal Development Grant (SPDG) project of the Illinois State Board of Education.  All funding (100%) is from federal sources.  The contents of this presentation were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government 

The What, The Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families (TO RECEIVE $20 GIFT CARD, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY 4PM 9/23/2014)

mother and daughter reading-1The What, The Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities Parent Training and Information Center and Illinois RtI Network for this FREE informational session for parents of children who  struggle with reading, math, or behavior.

 

Family Resource Center on Disabilities and State Board of Education LogoThe Illinois RTI Network Parent Partnership is a State Personal Development Grant (SPDG) project of the Illinois State Board of Education.  All funding (100%) is from federal sources.  The contents of this presentation were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government 

The What, They Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families (TO RECEIVE $20 GIFT CARD, YOU MUST Pre-REGISTER BY 4PM 9/16/2014)

mother and daughter reading-1The What, They Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities Parent Training and Information Center and Illinois RtI Network for this FREE informational session for parents of children who  struggle with reading, math, or behavior.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities and State Board of Education LogoThe Illinois RTI Network Parent Partnership is a State Personal Development Grant (SPDG) project of the Illinois State Board of Education.  All funding (100%) is from federal sources.  The contents of this presentation were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government of OSEP Project Officer: Grace Zamora Duran.

The What, The Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families

mother and daughter reading-1The What, They Why, and The How of a Response to Intervention (RTI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Overview for Families

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities Parent Training and Information Center and Illinois RtI Network for this FREE informational session for parents of children who  struggle with reading, math, or behavior.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities  and State Board of Education Logo

 

The Illinois RTI Network Parent Partnership is a State Personal Development Grant (SPDG) project of the Illinois State Board of Education.  All funding (100%) is from federal sources.  The contents of this presentation were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government of OSEP Project Officer: Grace Zamora Duran.

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Parents at trainingTired of getting the run-around while wading through and the alphabet soup of acronyms and not being sure of what you can and should do to help your child? This workshop will provide you with these important tools: •Going from Frustration to Power; •Who is an advocate and why be an advocate? •Follow six skills to effective advocacy.