Parent Perspective and Positive Advocacy Approaches

February 21, 2024
With Andee Cooper, Sooner Success Family Resource Coordinator/Tulsa

Although families and school districts partner to work towards positive outcomes for students with disabilities, opinions sometimes differ in meeting specific needs and goals. It is imperative to bridge gaps in understanding and perspectives on either side of the table for a successful long-term partnership. Join Andee Cooper, parent of a high schooler with disabilities, as she shares her experiences in working with her son’s school district over many years. She will discuss how parental responsibilities and worries over the course of a lifetime may differ from that of the school, how this difference in outlook can impact the ways in which parents approach certain topics and requests, and communication tips for effective parental involvement that school districts can benefit from in working with families of students with significant needs.

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