National DS Organizations Team Up for Education Act Series

Mon, December 12, 2016 8:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Why is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) so important for students with disabilities? What is the connection between ESSA to IDEA implementation? And how does it affect your child's IEP? can you as part of the Down syndrome community effectively advocate at your state level when it comes to ESSA?

As part of a joint collaboration between Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, the National Down Syndrome Congress and the National Down Syndrome Society, there will be a three-part webinar series on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which will be presented live on three consecutive Thursdays in January at 8-9pm Eastern Time. The first webinar in the series will occur on January 12, 2017. 

The presenters will be NDSC Senior Education Policy Advisor, Ricki Sabia, and NDSS VP of Advocacy & Public Policy, Heather Sachs. The two subsequent webinars will get into much greater detail about how to use ESSA with IDEA to support high expectations at your child's IEP meeting and how to advocate in your state for strong ESSA implementation. 

Register today by clicking here. And feel free to share this learning opportunity with other Down syndrome community leaders and parents!

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


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