Weekend Highlights

Published November 12, 2013
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“How to Effectively Navigate Schools and the Law” for Parents of Kids with Disabilities

Join in for the first lecture in the 2013-2014 series put on by the International Dyslexia Association - Washington Branch (WABIDA): "Be your Child's Champion: How to Effectively Navigate Schools and the Law." This talk is for parents of children with disabilities and will be facilitated by Kelly Warner-King, JD, of Synapse Learning Solutions. It will be held at Hamlin Robinson School in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.   

Parents can be a child's best advocate when they understand their rights and know how to work effectively with schools. This presentation will provide an education road map for families of children with learning disabilities. Topics to be covered include key aspects of special education law, accessing services in public and private schools, dealing with difficult situations, and critical advocacy skills for you and your child.  

Kelly Warner-King, JD, is the director of Synapse Learning Solutions, an advocacy and consulting firm that works with families to navigate educational, behavioral health and other service systems. An accomplished children's attorney, education policy analyst, program manager and one of the first Washington State Education Ombudsmen, she is skilled at empowering families and connecting children to the services they need to be successful.

The remainder of the 2013-2014 series is as follows:
  • Jan. 9: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
  • Feb. 13: "Did you remember your homework assignment?" - Executive Functioning: Strategies for Self-Empowerment
  • April 3: Technology Tools for Students with Learning Differences
  • May 29: Deciphering & Interpreting Diagnostic Test Results: Making it Practical

There is a $15 suggested donation for the lectures. No pre-registration is required. To learn more, visit www.wabida.org.

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