At Wrightslaw, our goals are to help you gain the information and skills to navigate the confusing world of special education. In this issue, you learn about a new service to help you combat isolation and lack of information. .
need help, obstacles include isolation and lack of information; new
service - Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities; flyers for your
state Yellow Pages; listings on the Yellow Pages; fundraising and
discounts on books.
The SpecialEd Advocate newsletter is free - please forward this issue or the subscription link to your friends and colleagues so they can learn about special education law and advocacy too. We appreciate your help!
"Help! I need an expert to evaluate my child and advise the school about the services my child's needs. Can you send me the names of good evaluators in my town?" OR
"Help! We are having trouble with our school district. We need an advocate / attorney. Please help us. If you can't help, please send us the names of advocates / attorneys in our area who can."
Because we do not know evaluators, advocates, attorneys in every corner of the country, we are usually not able to help - frustrating!
As we continued to think about these problems, we came up with some ideas:
1. Most parents do not know where to turn for help - where to find an experienced evaluator, therapist, advocate, etc.
2. Many disabilities organizations do not recommend evaluators and providers because they are worried about conflict of interest and afraid they may alienate members or potential members.
"There is strength in numbers." Generally, large groups
have more power than small groups.
Many problems parents have are caused by isolation and lack of information. When we identified these issues as problems, we were able to devise solutions.
is easier when we can find reliable information and help in one
2. Visit Your State Yellow Pages on Fetaweb.com
We built the Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so you can get reliable
information and support.
3. Flyers for Your State Yellow Pages
We are building great Yellow Pages
for each state. But the Yellow Pages won't help unless people know
about them. We need your help.
4. Yellow Pages Listings
you provide a service to parents and want to be listed in your state
Yellow Pages, you may be eligible for a free listing in the Yellow
will receive a automated response by email with directions about how
to request a listing.
5. Fundraising? Planning a Conference or Training Program? 50% discount on Wrightslaw Books
Are you raising money for a nonprofit group? Are you planning a conference? A training program for parents or teachers?
Harbor House Law Press offers a special 50% discount on bulk orders of Wrightslaw books from advocacy organizations and individuals who provide advocacy training and/or training. This discount is available for boxes of 20 books, 40 books, 60 books, etc. (minimum order is 20 books).
Deeper discounts are available on larger purchases:
Buy 3 boxes (60 books), get free shipping
Buy 4 boxes (80 books), get another box (20 books) free.
Selling Wrightslaw books is a great way to win friends and earn money.
Learn about the Advocacy Challenge Discount:
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