Start an Educational Advocacy Study Group

After reading Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, Loni Allen decided to start a From Emotions to Advocacy Study Group. Loni is an educational resource specialist at Parents Helping Parents, the Parent Training and Information Center in Santa Clara, California.

Since the first group met in 2004, more than 180 people have attended these Educational Advocacy sessions. As a result of this training, 20 experienced parents now act as "parent partners" for new or inexperienced parents at IEP meetings.

In How to Start an Educational Advocacy Group, Loni shares the secrets of organizing and facilitating a successful educational advocacy group, along with helpful suggestions and tips.