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Posted on: February 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mark Your Calendar for Parents Engaged for Learning Equality Training

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Navigating the world of special education in schools can be challenging for even the most knowledgeable caretakers.

Want to learn more? James City County Social Services and the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic at William & Mary Law School are offering a free training session for foster, adoptive and kinship families on Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the James City County Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Road. Childcare is available and dinner will be provided between 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sessions are led by law students and include overview of special education law, anatomy of an IEP, advocacy tips and a mock IEP meeting.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Claudette Blue at 757-259-3120 or by Feb. 23 to hold your seat.

James City County offers informational trainings to local foster, adoptive and kinship families. For more information, contact Claudette Blue at 757-259-3120 or

The PELE Special Advocacy Clinic (Parents Engaged for Learning Equality) was formed to assist students with disabilities and their families and to bolster partnerships between families and schools.

The previous version of this news release did not specify that the training is limited to foster, adoptive and kinship families.

Media Contact:
Rebecca Vinroot, Social Services Director

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