ADVOCATE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
One of the most meaningful services PC READS offers is family advocacy. Our Certified Dyslexia Advocates have assisted over 150 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. Click here for our helpful handout: 2021 PC READS Advocate Program Overview Family Handout – PDF.
If you would like an Advocate to assist you, please complete this form:
Additionally, families in our Advocate Program are invited to select a few books through our Advocate Book Project, which began in 2019. Simply complete the form below and your books will be delivered to you!
Thanks to PC READS supporters, we are currently able to provide these services to families at no cost. Of course, we welcome donations to PC READS to support all of our programming & services. Thank you!
Our Advocate Program is supported by individual donations and grants from the Park City Community Foundation, the Park City Rotary Club and the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation.
Meet the Advocates
JOIN US AS AN ADVOCATE! To ensure that we are able to continue offering this service, and meet the needs of families in our community, we recruit and train Advocates each year. PC READS is currently accepting Advocate Program Applications from community members interested in becoming Certified Dyslexia Advocates. Applications should be submitted by September 20, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.