San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is a workshop for parents of disabled children, or those identified as having “special educational needs”.
The workshop is designed to help parents negotiate a good education for their child in an ordinary local school. It will explain in clear and simple terms what children are entitled to by law, and what parents can do to help their child’s rights be upheld in the school of their choice. The information given will refer to the current law, as well as the changes expected with the introduction of the Children and Families Bill in autumn 2014. The workshop will also help parents to identify sources of support as appropriate, and co-ordinate efforts for developing more inclusive education locally and nationally.
The workshop will:
- describe the different ways in which disability and inclusive education are understood
- explain what the law (existing and expected) says about the education of children who have labels of “special educational needs”
- present the contrasting ways in which local authorities understand, and offer, “special” educational provision
- affirm parents’ role as allies and advocates for their children
- help parents increase their confidence and develop clear language to better defend their choice of school.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can write to CSIE at email@example.com or call us on 0117 353 3150.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It will be helpful if you have your printed ticket with you, but not the end of the world if you don't.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update information any time before the event.
What is the refund policy?
If a place is cancelled up to 10 working days before the event, any attendance fee paid will be refunded in full. For cancellations within 10 working days of an event, we regret that no refund can be made unless your place is reallocated.
When & Where
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE)
The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is a national charity that works to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in education. Founded in 1982, the Centre has been at the cutting edge of educational change for over 30 years. Activities include: equality workshops for pupils, educators, parents and governors; talks, training & consultancy nationally and internationally; and a wide range of resources for schools, local authorities, parents and students, including student teachers. For more information please see www.csie.org.uk.
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