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A network of people who understand and have a passion for helping children…

A network of people who understand and have a passion for helping children…

I am a Volunteer Advocate with The Parent Information Center.  My son entered the 1st grade in our town and about 4 months into school there began to be problems.  I knew nothing about educational disabilities or IEP‘s. It wasn’t long until someone said to me, here is a business card of an Educational Advocate, they are volunteers trained to help guide you or help you with understanding the school. So in the fall of 1999 I took the training (VA) and attended workshops and began to build a network of people who understood and had the same passion for helping children.  I have used my training to assist my two children and many children and families over the past 7+ years. My Children are now 16 & 10 and both have enjoyed the successes of school because I knew how to help them. Both my boys have friends and are doing very well and it is because I was taught to know better!  Thank you Parent Information...

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Special Education Funding: The Rest of the Story

Special Education Funding: The Rest of the Story

It can be frustrating and, at times, humiliating for parents of children with disabilities when they hear comments at town meetings, budget hearings and other public forums about the high cost of special education. Sometimes the comments have a tone that seems to blame special education for every budget crisis.  This is hurtful to parents, but it is also not very well-informed. Download the full article (PDF) on special education funding in NH by PIC on Special Education staff member Bonnie...

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Ready To Learn, How special education works in NH

Ready To Learn, How special education works in NH

Read Hippo Press’s March 2012 article, “Ready to Learn, How Special Education works in New Hampshire” or download a PDF copy (8MB).

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