The Partners Program trains and matches volunteers (Partners) with parents wanting support at their child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), Mediation or High School Transition meeting. Partners are parents and others who have gone through a two-day intensive Partner Training Program. Partners are volunteers for the program. Partners are not at the meeting to speak for the parent. Their role is to help you prepare for the meeting, plan an agenda, identify the issues, write out proposals, etc. At the meeting they will take notes and act as a trained listener who is familiar with special education rules and regulations. Partners model parent/professional partnerships and collaboration.
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