NCLD trains parents on key policy and legislative issues in order to empower you as advocates. Our trainings are held in conjunction with our Parent Advisory Councils in Georgia, Texas, and Pennsylvania, but we have shared the recordings of those virtual training sessions and any associated materials here on this page.
For questions about resources or future trainings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As COVID-19 continues to bring new challenges, it’s important for parents and caregivers to advocate for quality education and ensure that students with disabilities are served well. Using the tips in A Parent’s Guide to Local Advocacy to have your voice heard.
Review our Advocate Academy trainings below.
101: Introduction to IDEA and 504
This training focuses on two key federal laws: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These laws are the bedrock of civil rights protections for students with disabilities.
102: Assistive Technology
This training focuses on the different types of technology that assist students with disabilities learn, including screen readers, adaptive technology, and more. The slides also contain state-specific resources for parents.
This training focuses on Individualized Education Programs under IDEA. Go in-depth to learn about IEP meetings, the roles of parents, and questions you should ask. The slides also contain state-specific resources for parents.
104: 504 Plans
This training focuses on 504 plans, delving deeper into 504 meetings, the roles of everyone involved, documentation, and more. The slides also contain state-specific resources for parents.
105: Transition Plans
This training focuses on the post-high school transition process for students with disabilities, delving into the requirements of the process, roles and responsibilities, and more. The slides also contain state-specific resources for parents.
Tell Congress: Pass the RISE Act
We need your help! Ask your member of Congress to support students with learning and attention issues.
Thanks to support from generous partners like you, we are able to create programs and resources to support the 1 in 5 individuals with learning and attention issues nationwide.