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Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in Education



Want to build a more effective support organization for parents of children with special needs? Looking for ways to attract more families to your meetings? Are you ready to take your Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) to the next level of excellence!  Whether you are new to SEPACs or a seasoned leader, the A.P.P.L.E. Institute has something for you. For more information  – 2017-apple-announcement-flyer.

Leadership Training for SEPACs and Administrators of Special Education is a 3-day program.  Download a Sample Agenda (PDF)

Participants will learn and apply collaborative leadership skills and develop team action plans for increasing parent involvement in the district.  View a list of Workshops that will be presented.

Parents often are called upon to serve in capacities that go beyond representing the interests of their own family and child. They may be asked to collaborate with professionals in efforts to improve or redesign services, programs, and policies that impact many families. Committees, task forces, and program administrators may look to parents and family members to help guide their efforts to be more family centered. The parents reading this article (“Who You Gonna Call?” (PDF))are likely to be the ones called by other parents, community leaders, or professionals who are looking for parents to fulfill a variety of roles, from providers of information to serving as committee chairpersons.