SEVA – Special Education Volunteer Advocate Training
The goal of this project, offered in English and in Spanish, is to establish a Special Education Volunteer Advocates (SEVA) program. Building on their existing 6-part Resource Parent Training Program, SPAN will develop a curriculum to address topics in special education law and regulations including: how to be a successful advocate and how to build consensus at IEP meetings.
The project eliminates barriers to participation by providing child care and travel stipends, and will meet the needs of the full range of families in NJ including historically under-served families. An external evaluator will measure outcomes and develop a plan to sustain the project.