ADVOCATE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
One of the most meaningful services PC READS offers is family advocacy. Our Certified Dyslexia Advocates have assisted over 50 families and continue to assist many of these families on an ongoing basis. This work includes developing action plans to ensure children receive the support needed to become successful students and confident individuals.
Providing this personalized assistance requires a depth of knowledge about dyslexia, special education laws, interventions, accommodations and test interpretation. Assisting families often includes reviewing both school and private assessments, explaining school procedures and services, and reviewing and revising IEP goals and 504 accommodation plans. Such advocacy work is invaluable to local families and truly a unique service PC READS offers.
To ensure that we are able to continue offering this service, and meet the needs of families in our community, we have recruited and trained three new Advocates during Fall 2017. If you would like an Advocate to assist you, please contact us directly.
PC READS is currently accepting Advocate Program Applications from community members interested in becoming Certified Dyslexia Advocates. The application period is open on a rolling basis until September 20, 2018.
Our Advocate Program is supported by a Park City Community Foundation Grant.