For Parents | For Professionals |

Could Training Help Me? 

One of the greatest challenges you may face as a parent of a child with educational, emotional, and/or behavioral needs is navigating education, foster care, mental health, juvenile justice, and court systems.

  • Have you ever felt overwhelmed by complex rules and terminology that seem to be second nature to service providers?

  • Do you find that the information given to you to explain services is too technical or hard to understand?

  • Do you worry that you do not know enough about the services or procedures being discussed to make good decisions about your child's care?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, our trainings may be helpful to you.  Our trainings are designed to help you help your child by providing good information about services for children and youth in the language and format you understand best. 

About Our Trainings for Parents

We offer trainings on many different topics that may be of interest to you, including

  • Understanding Education Laws,

  • Accessing Services,

  • Partnering with Educators and Service Providers, and

  • Developing and Monitoring Education and Treatment Plans. 

Trainings are held both at our office and at sites across the state. Trainings are generally offered to groups of parents who are invited by a community agency or by us as a grant activity.

I Want to Take a Training, But I Can't Afford Childcare/Transportation/Time Off Work.

We know that it is not always easy to be able to attend trainings, no matter how much you want to.   We may be able to offer you scholarships to help with the costs of childcare, lodging, meals, and mileage.