FETA online study forum and local Sacramento study group

Dear Parents, Families, Caregivers, and Community,

If you know of anyone who is advocating for a child in the special education realm, please alert them about this new study group in Sacramento, CA and the online study forum!

In this group, we will learn new things and share our knowledge, tips, and strength to help our children receive the free and "appropriate" public education that they are entitled to. Using the  following text as our guide, we will study the material, hold discussions, and ponder the answers to questions to help us complete the follow up research that we need to do, create strategies, and develop action plans that will work in our unique situations. When you talk about doing something, it's an idea. When you write it down and give it a timeline, it becomes tangible and results will happen!

TEXT:  "Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide, 2nd Edition" by Pam Wright and Pete Wright was published in January 2006 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-09-4, 338 pages, perfect bound, $19.95).  Members will need to obtain their own copy of the text to take part in the group.

"Wrightslaw, From Emotion to Advocacy, The Special Education Survival Guide" by Pam Wright and Pete Wright, founders of the Wrightslaw Website

There are possibilities to hold online study forums for each chapter and also have an in-person study group for local folks. Things are starting to take shape! I have begun writing some study questions as I read through and reflect on each chapter. I could use some help reading through the questions to see if they are clear and if they garner what the authors were trying to teach us. The questions should stimulate follow up action to help each person in their advocacy work. Please check out the TABS at the top of the blog, entitled Section 1, Section 2, and so on... Tell me what you think!

I want to be clear that I am not a teacher who is authorized by Wrightslaw or the authors to teach from this book. I am just a parent who wants to learn and help others as well. Parents helping parents! We learn best when we have others to share our experiences and ideas with.

Contact me via comment on this blog, join this site, or email me at corngie@gmail.com for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Please pass on this information.

All the best,