Advocacy Afternoon: Advocating for your Special Education Student
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About the Event
The pandemic has created new and unique changes for special education families. Join Lorraine Hightower for tips and tools that will help you be an effective and powerful advocate for your special needs student as the 2020-2021 school year starts.
Lorraine is a certified dyslexia and special education advocate who works with families to support children of all ages. Through her personal outreach she continues to inform and influence local education leaders, legislators and community members on best practices for children with specific learning disabilities. She has been instrumental in affecting local policy and state legislation to improve the educational experience for special education students.
Lorraine is a past chair and current member of the Loudoun County Special Education Advisory Committee and served on the Loudoun County School Board's Special Education Ad-hoc Committee which was tasked with addressing restraint and seclusion practices. Lorraine is a past PTA president for her son's elementary school and was recognized in 2016 as Virginia PTA's Child Advocate of the Year.
SEE PAST ADVOCACY AFTERNOONS HERE: https://vapta.org/events/events-4/advocacy-afternoon-webinars