Elevating Voices of Disabled Students and Adults

Submit a Video to the Parent Advisory Team

Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to submit a short video sharing your perspective.

Welcome to the Family Advocacy Team Page

Joanna Blanchard, Chair of the Families and Advocates Transforming Education (FATE) team

 

     Our WEA IPTN/SESC Family/Student team is committed to:

     -Collaboration, partnership and support to educators and families.

     -Representation of voices with lived experiences

     -Advocacy in educational communities

     -Illustrating practical, grounded ideas and strategies from disabled perspectives

The Family Advocacy Team is part of The Special Education Support Center/WEA IPTN which provides training and education on inclusive practices for educators. 

Our Team is a group of family members and students with lived experiences of disability in educational settings. Our mission is to support development of inclusive, collaborative practices by representing, lifting up and including disabled voices and their families in our trainings.  

Highlighting the perspectives of disabled experiences within our communities is a needed step towards inclusion. Hearing others’ stories gives insight and perspective beyond what we learn in traditional educational practices,  grounding ideas with real, emotional, and practical exposure. 

    Submit Videos

    Introduce yourself to us here:

    Tell a bit about yourself.

     

    Use the QR code above or click the link below:

    https://flip.com/2e6702ec

    Do you have a story to tell as an adult with a disability about your experience in school you want to share?

    Use the QR code above or click the link below:

    https://flip.com/2e6702ec

    Do you have a story to tell as the parent of a child with a disability working with schools?

    Use the QR code above or click the link below:

    https://flip.com/bd9558ae