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Cameron Auditorium Benefis Health System

1101 26th Street South

Great Falls, MT 59404

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Helping Students to Become Strong Self-Advocates (May 5, 2017)

This session will discuss why it is so crucial to help students with disabilities develop self-advocacy skills and strategies to do so. Presenters will include Montana educators, parents of youth with disabilities and other local agencies.

Learning objectives will include:

  • How to help a student learn to advocate for him/herself and how milestones in education can help this process. This will include steps that can be taken to help a student learn to facilitate his/her own IEP

  • What it means to advocate for a student, but still keep a team focus.

  • Understanding guardianship vs. supported decision making

  • Conversation with Julie Beckett: national speaker, parent and advocate

  • Process of parental grief and how it impacts advocacy. Family transition planning being a necessary component for student’s success.

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Great Falls, MT 59404

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