Parent advocacy boot camp

Willington - posted Jan, 18 2013

Parent Advocacy Boot Camp in Willington will take place Feb. 9; March 2; March 23; and April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Willington Public Library, 7 Ruby Road, in the Community Room. The event is presented by SEPTO. For more information contact Success SEPTO President Cathy Britschock at 860-429-8333;; Success SEPTO, P.O. Box 397, Willington, CT 06279; or visit Success Special Education PTO and ASRC (Autism Services and Resources Connecticut) will present a Saturday seminar series called "Parent Advocacy Boot Camp" at the Willington Library in February, March and April. The series is basic training for parents, caregivers, guardians and grandparents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, although the information presented applies to all children with special needs. Topics to be covered include What is Autism?; What do I need to know to help my child?; What is an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and why is it important?; Communication and what to do if you disagree; transition from school to the "real world." All four sessions will be held at the Willington Public Library on Feb. 9, March 2, March 23 and April 6. A lunch will be provided. Registration in advance is required. Registration materials are available at or contact Sara Reed, director, Advocacy and Family Services at ASRC 203-265-7717 or Success Special Education PTO is a support group for parents and families in Willington, Tolland, Stafford, Ashford, Mansfield and surrounding areas in Northeast Connecticut. The group meets monthly at the Willington Public Library. Meetings regularly feature speakers and presentations on topics of interest to parents of children with disabilities. The schedule of meetings is posted on this web site at ASRC -- Autism Services and Resources Connecticut -- is a statewide nonprofit organization serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. For more information about ASRC, visit

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