Education Advocate

There are more than 800 Kansas children and youth with disabilities whose parents are unknown, unavailable or whose parental rights have been terminated.

These children and youth need someone like you to represent them in special education matters!

The Kansas State Department of Education has contracted with Families Together, Inc. to coordinate the Education Advocate Program. Education Advocates “step into the role” of the parent in special education matters and advocate for the child/student. Advocates should be willing to assert their rights as the legal educational decision maker and effectively advocate for the student while working to build a strong school team around the student.

Interested persons must attend a training by Families Together, Inc. to become education advocates. Interested persons will be added to a mailing list and receive notification of trainings. Workshop dates and locations will be posted on this website.

For more information, contact: Darla@familiestogetherinc.orgKris@familiestogetherinc.org, or Molika@familiestogetherinc.org or call the Topeka Center.


The contents of this Families Together, Inc.'s website were developed under grants from the US Department of Education (#H328M150027) and the Department of Health and Human Services (H84MC09487). However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Departments of Education or Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government Project Officers, Kristen Rhoads or LaQuanta Smalley.