ERIC Number: ED479112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Northern California Parent Network. Final Report.
Peterson, Mary Ellen
This final report summarizes a six-year project, the Northern California Coalition, which sought to provide information and training to families within their communities and to increase the capacity of community-based parent groups. The coalition was a collaboration of three parent-directed agencies serving families of children with disabilities and resulted in services in 28 Northern California counties. The project actively involved parents in developing and conducting workshops, designing materials, and providing technical assistance to other parents and parent support groups. Parents served by the project came to understand their rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; to better understand the nature of disabilities; the need for accommodations; and the role that special education plays in achieving educational goals. Parents also acquired skills needed for effective participation in educational planning for their children. A chart lists project goals, outcomes for 2001-02, total requirements under the grant, and the actual 6-year total. Also listed are other successes (including unexpected successes) such as a significant increase in services to previously unserved or underserved groups. Objectives not met successfully included the trainer of trainers program and lack of parent interest in training on conflict resolution. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California