Parent Information Center now accepting applications for Volunteer Advocate Training in Concord

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The Parent Information Center will be holding a Volunteer Advocate Training in Concord beginning on September 17. Trainings will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30-9:30. This training was originally scheduled for Laconia, but has been moved to Concord. The deadline for application has been extended, and they encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

The 44-hour (1 evening/ week for 11 weeks) Volunteer Advocate (VA) training series is for parents & 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 training includes comprehensive and up-to-date information on the special education laws & process, effective communication and collaboration, and lots of other resources and information that participants and the families they assist can use to become more effective members of their IEP teams.

The VA training, a nationally-recognized program since 1982, is only offered twice each year, so don’t miss this opportunity!  To learn more and complete an application, please visit https://nhspecialed.org/workshops-training/volunteer-advocate-training.