- Education Education Advocate How It Works
- Ten Things an Education Advocate Needs to Know
- Education Resources
Note: Participants may attend any part of the training; however, those who wish to become an education advocate must attend both morning and afternoon sessions and complete the self-paced portion of the training. More information about the self-paced portion of training will be provided upon registration.
Why Become an 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 an education advocate and can contact the Topeka Center to be added to a mailing list and receive notification of trainings. Workshop dates and locations will be posted on this website.