National Allies for Parents in Special Education

Our
Mission

We are a parent-driven organization that will increase the access and quality of advocacy resources for special education families from underserved populations to improve educational outcomes.

Our
Mission

We are a parent-driven organization that will increase the access and quality of advocacy resources for special education families from underserved populations to improve educational outcomes.

The National Allies for Parents in Special Education( NAPSE) will hold its first conference on October 5-7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel.

We are expecting a large gathering of parents, advocates, service providers, and attorneys all eager to learn more about the challenges of advocating for underserved children with special education needs. The theme for the conference is “Increasing the Access and Quality of Advocacy Resources for Special Education Families from Underserved Populations to Improve Educational Outcomes”.

We are excited to have you be a part of our inaugural, conference and know you will be able to help advance our advocacy goals.

Letter to Community Leaders

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2018 Conference

2018 Conference

The National Allies for Parents in Special Education( NAPSE) will hold its first conference on October 5-7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel.

We are expecting a large gathering of parents, advocates, service providers, and attorneys all eager to learn more about the challenges of advocating for underserved children with special education needs. The theme for the conference is “Increasing the Access and Quality of Advocacy Resources for Special Education Families from Underserved Populations to Improve Educational Outcomes”.

We are excited to have you be a part of our inaugural, conference and know you will be able to help advance our advocacy goals.

Letter to Community Leaders

To get more information on the conference schedule and presenters

Click Here

Dear Community Leader,

The National Allies for Parents in Special Education (NAPSE) is a not-for-profit organization that has been created out of dire necessity.¹ In 2017 a group of concerned parents, special education advocates, and attorneys gathered in North Carolina to discuss the disparity in access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for underprivileged and underserved children with disabilities. It was at this meeting that NAPSE was born, with a mission to increase the access to and quality of advocacy resources for special education families from underserved populations to improve educational outcomes.

NAPSE is proud to announce our Inaugural Conference that will be held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Charlotte, NC, on October 5–7, 2018.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together, parents, advocates, services providers and attorneys interested in accessing expert-level resources and training.

Parents will have the opportunity to receive training from leaders in the Special Education community on topics such as “Child Find,” “Preparing for Manifestation Determination Review,” and “How to Access Community Resources,” just to name a few.

Advocates and services providers training will include topics like “When to Initiate Due Process: A Toolbox of Options,” “Attorneys and Advocates Working Together,” and “When Race & Disability Intersect: The Road to the School to Prison Pipeline.”

Attorneys will receive specific training in “Special Education Law,” “Business Model for Starting a Special Education Law Firm,” and “Understanding Fee Recovery.” Attorneys who attend will be able to receive CLEs.

In order to make this two-and-a-half day conference a great experience for the population we serve, we are seeking assistance and sponsorships from our fellow community businesses and agencies. Below you will see buttons that will link you directly to all of the details for our sponsorship and advertising packages. Because we are committed to reaching parents and guardians from underserved populations we are so excited to do something out of the box; each sponsorship level includes registration scholarships for parents. We are offering two ways the scholarships can be awarded, you can either give the tickets to the parents you want to attend by tellin, or we can select recipients from parent registrations.

We look forward to hearing from you, and I hope you decide to become a supporter of NAPSE and the population we serve. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Kindest Regards,

John F. Cuddy
NAPSE, Treasurer

NAPSE understands the struggles that our community faces in being able to identify and access important information on the needs of children with disabilities.

What We
Believe In

What We
Believe In

NAPSE understands the struggles that our community faces in being able to identify and access important information on the needs of children with disabilities.

What We
Will Do

NAPSE offers trainings, workshops and resources that will assist underserved parents in having the tools to successfully advocate for their children.

What We
Will Do

NAPSE offers trainings, workshops and resources that will assist underserved parents in having the tools to successfully advocate for their children.

Resources

Pacer Center

Phone / 952-838-9000

PACER is the Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs

Launch Site

The Arc

Phone / 202-534-3700

For more than 60 years, The Arc has been on the front lines in making change happen for people diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and a range of diagnoses across the spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc is the nation's leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and the premier provider of the supports and services people want and need.

Launch Site

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Phone / 202-245-7459

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees.

Launch Site

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Phone / 973-642-8100

Your central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities

Launch Site

Disability Rights North Carolina

Phone / 202-534-3700

Disability Rights North Carolina is dedicated to protecting and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina. We deal with cases involving discrimination or violations of the rights of people with disabilities. Our attorneys, advocates, paralegals, and support staff provide advocacy and legal services at no charge for people with disabilities across North Carolina.

Launch Site

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

Phone / 617-236-7210

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Launch Site

Wrightslaw

Email / webmaster@wrightslaw.com

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Launch Site

The Office of Special Education Programs

Phone / 202-245-7468

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Launch Site