When I was a special education director we would often have meetings in school with all the multidisciplinary team present, a related service person, like a speech therapist, the child’s teacher, a school psychologist, and than the parents. I always felt so conscious that the parents came into a meeting that may have 6, 7, 8 or more school people to discuss their child’s future, and the parents knew little of the complex nature of assessment and the often very confusing requirements of special education law. How isolating that must be. I have been very happy to be part of the Family Resource Center including the Parent Training and Resource Center, an organization that provides opportunities and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Walter Jenner, Family Resource Center Board of Directors