PIC has moved its Volunteer Advocate (VA) Training Program to the remote learning world! This free training program is designed for parents and others who want to gain the knowledge and skills to support other parents of children with disabilities in the special education process, while at the same time, enhancing their own advocacy skills.
The VA Training Program is an 8 week series that is at least once per year. Live class is held via Zoom one evening a week for two hours. In between classes, participants are expected to watch on-line modules, review written material and other tasks to prepare for in-class discussions and activities. Please see below for the series schedule, dates and times. Since the program can only accommodate a limited number of participants, an application is required and acceptance is not guaranteed. You can find more information about the application process and a link to apply below.
The VA program enhances PIC’s capacity to reach and serve families statewide. We therefore strive to ensure that the VA network encompasses every region of the state, including rural areas and inner-city neighborhoods, and that it is representative of the families PIC serves (the full-range of disabilities, children from birth to age 26, including underserved families). To support the needs of underserved families, PIC encourages applications from parents from traditionally underserved groups (minority families, including refugee families; families in which the parents and/or children have limited English proficiency; low-income families; and parents with disabilities).