Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential is making a difference.
TASK serves families of children aged birth to 26 years of age under IDEA and other systems mandated to provide services to individuals with disabilities. As a federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center, TASK is part of a national network of centers providing similar services. TASK provides advocacy information, workshops and information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Here is a sample of the workshops they provide.
Mini Workshops (Two to Three Hours)
- Assessment Process
An overview of the importance of parent input and ways to ensure that the whole child is being considered when determining appropriate services and placement options.
- Disaster Preparedness
An introduction to the concept of disaster preparedness for parents of children with special health care needs, this workshop describes the need for a disaster preparedness plan and highlights specific concerns related to children with disabilities.
- IEP Tips and Pointers
Tried and true tips on how to positively advocate for your children, strengthen the relationships between parents and service agencies, and help create the appropriate IEP program