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Educational Surrogate Parent Refresher Training (Peoria, IL)

April 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Hosted by Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center

  • Enhance you knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Develop your advocacy skills with legislators
  • Influence change in the next IDEA reauthorization

Who can participate? Parents or caregivers of children with IEPs & students (aged 14-26) with IEPs. Students will participate in a session led by a self-advocate. Parents of any aged youth with disabilities will attend parent sessions led by Consuelo Puente.

What will I do?

  • Attend a free 6-hour training focused on IDEA and legislative advocacy
  • Participate in a focus group about advocacy in special education
  • Complete three surveys to document the effectiveness of the training
  • Get video recorded (for less than 3 mins) sharing your concerns about IDEA

All Participants Will Receive:

  • the $25 gift cards
  • Your edited recorded testimonial with your legislator’s contact information so you can forward your concerns to your legislators

If you are interested in participating, please complete the online survey HERE

If you have questions, please contact Zach Rossetti 617-353-6419, or Meghan Burke 217-300-1226.


April 15, 2023
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


United Presbyterian Church
2400 W Northmoor Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
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