In this course we will cover what parents need to know about special education. The instructors will be Lisa Eisenberg and Gaile Osborne. Lisa Eisenberg is a social worker and education advocate and consultant. She is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, an organization whose goal is to secure high-quality educational services for all and to promote excellence in advocacy. Gaile Osborne is Exec. Director of Foster Family Alliance, the foster, kinship, and adoptive parent association in North Carolina. She has her masters in special education with certifications in five areas, including emotional disabilities. Gaile and her husband are parents of children adopted from foster care and have fostered over 28 children. Foster Family Alliance provides educational advocacy support for NC foster, adoptive, and kinship families.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Explain the difference an IEP and a 504 plan.
  • Explain how trauma impacts a child's ability to learn.
  • List two initial steps that parents/caregivers should take to start the educational assessment process.
  • List 3 tips for parents in navigating special education.

Outline for Navigating Special Education and the IEP.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.