A.J. Pappanikou Center's Parent Leadership and Advocacy Training Project

February 26, 2011

Website Link  http://www.uconnucedd.org/Lend/training/Community/plat.html

Through their LEND grant, staff and family faculty at the A.J. Pappanikou Center have been providing leadership training for parents and parent groups in Connecticut. The goal of the training is to increase leadership and advocacy skills for parents of children with disabilities.

The six modules (totalling thirty-six hours of training), focus on a specific topic of disability, such as the history of disability, IDEA, or effective advocacy strategies. Parent groups may elect to receive the full 36 hour training or they may select content from the six modules, which can be customized to meet the specific needs of the group. Training is provided in local communities of the sponsoring parent group at no cost.

Over 31 parents have participated in the training to date and all have rated it highly in an anonymous survey. Training is provided throughout the state and has included participants from Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, and Middlesex Counties.

Read the original launch announcement here on AUCD's website for more information.