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Date(s) - 08/04/2018 - 08/25/2018
All Day

Family Resource Center on Disabilities


Are you a parent of a child with a disability or a community member interested in gaining a strong understanding of the Illinois special education system? Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) is a Free training series designed to help you navigate the special education process in Illinois.


  • Willing to attend all 4 sessions
  • Willing to participate in weekly check-ins,
  • Willing to complete pre and post survey.
  • Willing to complete homework assignments prior to class.
  • Possess a passion for helping families of children with disabilities.
Training will cover:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities
  • Education Act (IDEA)
  • State law (Part 226)
  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Section 504
  • Behavior
  • Advocacy

All training and materials are free. The PAL training is 4 sessions long and space is limited to 12 participants (first come, first served). The 4 Weekly check-ins will take place via webinar format. Homework is required and must be completed prior to each session.

Each training session is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST) at Family Resource Center on Disabilities 11 E. Adams St. Suite 1002 Chicago, IL 60603.

The training dates are Saturdays:  August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, August 25th

Check-in dates are Wednesdays Check-ins are one hour. Exact Time: TBA.  August 1st, August 8th, August 15th, August 22nd

For more information about FRCD resources, support, and publications, please contact the Family Resource Center on Disabilities at (312) 939-3513 visit us online at www.frcd.org and email us at paula.wills@frcd.org.