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RAMP's Special Education Advocacy Training 101 - Freeport

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RAMP Office - Freeport

2155 W Galena Ave

Freeport, IL 61032

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At this training you will learn how to determine if your child needs accommodations or if they need specialized instruction. We will review what a medical diagnosis is and explain the role your child’s diagnosis plays into determining eligibility for services. You will understand your child’s rights to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and the role the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) plays into these rights. We will talk about 504 Plans and begin to discover Individual Education Programs (IEP). You will learn the importance of independent evaluations and how these are different than the school’s evaluations. Lastly we will explain how to request an evaluation that will help you with explaining your concerns, why you have these concerns, what you hope to get from the evaluation, and what to expect once you have made your request.

There is a $10 non refundable deposit to hold your seat at the event. This workshop recommends the purchase of a Special Education Advocacy Binder to assist you. Cost: $20

The binder includes information and tools related to:

  • Laws
  • Procedures
  • How to prepare for meetings
  • How to address different issues
  • Who to talk to, when
  • Sample IEP documents
  • Sample letters that tell your child's story
  • Does and Don'ts
  • Suggestions for keeping organized
  • Resources

Once RAMP receives your RSVP, you will be contacted to confirm attendance and to determine if you wish to purchase a binder.

If you need an accomodation to be able to participate in this event, please notify Tessa Acker at RAMP by emailing tacker@rampcil.org. Accomodations such as sign lanugage interpreters cannot be guaranteed without at least 2 weeks prior notice.

RAMP reserves the right to cancel the event up to 24 hours in advance if there are not enough attendees (minimum of 3).

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Tessa Acker at tacker@rampcil.org or Jackie Sundquist at jsundquist@rampcil.org

Phone: 815-968-7467

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Of course

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