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Register Today! Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) Parent Institute

See below for an exciting opportunity for training about the special education process in Marion!

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is a statewide non-profit organization that strives to empower students and self-advocates to create positive futures for Virginia's children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is children with disabilities. This event is being presented by PEATC in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

May 13-14

An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education.


PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together.

This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields.


Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent leaders.

There are a limited number of spots available for each training so please register early. 


May 15-17

Join PEATC and VDOE for 3 vibrant days to explore and learn valuable ways for communicating with professionals involved with your family. While Special Education is always included it is the NOT the main focus of this training.


We will focus on developing:

  • Strategies for finding and using state and local resources for your family
  • Effective ways to impact outcomes for your family and others
  • Skills from other families who are navigating on a similar path
  • Strategies for engaging families in meaningful dialogues regarding special education
  • By the end of the training you will have fine-tuned your leadership skills to develop meaningful collaborative partnerships in your community by leading groups of parents in facilitated discussions around Special Education.

There are a limited number of spots available for each training so please register early. 

Click the attachment below for more information including location and dates.

*Meals are included for accepted participants!*