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VLE Session 1: Communicating Family Needs Through Advocacy
Thu September 1, 2016: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
CEU’s for this event are no longer available. However, we appreciate your feedback via the EVALUATION.
It’s hard enough for parents to navigate this oftentimes scary and confusing world, but parents who have children with disabilities often find themselves intimidated and lost. In this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will learn about the world of advocacy and the ways in which it is possible to find and receive the services necessary for their children to thrive. This webinar will include types, effective strategies, case studies, examples, and motivating and insightful conversation pertaining to advocacy. It is our hope that participants will leave this webinar feeling prepared and ready to face the challenges that they encounter head-on and to teach others how to do the same.
Meghan Burke, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include parent advocacy, families (i.e., parents and siblings) of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and disability policies.
Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT is the Social Media and Webinar Coordination Specialist for the Family Development Team of the Military Families Learning Network.
CEU and Certificate of Completion
We invite you to participate in our upcoming virtual learning event sessions. MFLN Family Development offers various continuing education opportunities for each live session (for up to one year after the live date). The types of CEU’s offered are National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Georgia Marriage & Family Therapy and Early Intervention Training Program (EITP).
- For more information on how to obtain NASW and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy CE credits, click here. Have questions? Contact us at MFLNFamilyDevelopment@gmail.com.
- For more information on how to obtain Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) CE credits, click here. Have questions? Contact us at MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com.
This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.