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Parent Advocacy in Special Education: Strategies, Supports and Quality Control


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  • 6
    Lessons
  • 5
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 2
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.2
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

This course presents information to help parents empower themselves to effectively advocate for their children with disabilities and to monitor and improve the quality of the programs developed for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.
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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Unit 1: Overview of Parent Support and Advocacy

Being an effective advocate for a child with a disability requires skill and determination. The 6 units in this module will enable you to advocate effectively, promote equality and increase the quality of care to people with disabilities. 0 Total Points
  • Take Survey: Parents Speak Out! (Part 1)

Unit 2: Give Me Context: A Brief History of Civil Rights Advocacy in the United States

In this unit you will learn about the fight for equality that women, Black Americans and individuals with disabilities endured in the United States enabling parents to advocate for educational rights for their children with disabilities. 120 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Take Survey: Parents Speak Out! (Part 2)
  • Complete Assignment: History of Social Activism
  • Complete Exam: Quality Control and Advocacy History

Unit 3: Know Thyself: Communication Towards Positive Change

This unit outlines interpersonal skills essential for effective advocacy. Proficient communication, negotiation and active listening skills are all addressed to empower you to become a successful advocate. 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Review 2 Articles: Handspeak; The Wrightslaw Way
  • Complete Assignment: Negotiations

Unit 4: Skills for Survival: Documentation and Problem Solving

In this unit specific strategies and tactics for effective advocacy are presented. You will learn how to develop a Master Plan and an Action Plan, start a "paper trail", learn letter writing skills, and begin to build your own advocacy library. 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Advance Planning

Unit 5: Knowledge is Power: Where To Get It and How To Use It

This unit contains an overview of the federal laws that enable access to education for individuals with disabilities, including state-related specifics. Special education terminology and basic standardized testing procedures are also presented. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Legislative Changes

Unit 6: Where To Turn: Parent Supports and Self-Advocacy

In this unit, parent networking groups will be presented as an example of the integral role parents play in continuing advocacy efforts. Then, the self-advocacy or People First Movement will be outlined. 0 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Parents Speak Out! (Part 3)
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
180
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the history of civil rights advocacy in the united states.
  • Know communication towards positive change.
  • Describe documentation and problem solving procedures.
  • Describe parent supports and self-advocacy, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Parent Advocacy in Special Education: Strategies, Supports and Quality Control
Course Number: 2108
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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