Advocacy for Parents
Parenting a child with exceptional abilities means that you have become an exceptional parent, acquiring a set of skills and a knowledge base that most guardians will not require. Finding the appropriate resources to support your child’s needs requires an understanding of your child’s learning needs, knowledge of the policies and processes that govern their education and effective communication skills.
One of the most challenging aspects of advocating for your child is to understand and negotiate the complex maze of special education regulations, policies, and laws that control how your child’s educational programs and services are delivered over his/her thirteen years of education. You are the most important advocate for your child. The Guardian booklet helps you understand what your child is entitled to and how to access it.