They're some of the most vulnerable children in southern Nevada and in desperate need of influential voices. Volunteers are needed to advocate for foster children with disabilities in our schools.
Sponsored by the non-profit Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, the Educational Surrogate Parent Program trains volunteers to serve as advocates during school meetings and for special education issues.
"Unfortunately, we see too many children in foster care who are not being evaluated for special education services or who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and are not getting the appropriate education required by federal law," said Barbara Buckley, executive director of Legal Aid Center. "Our Educational Surrogate Parent Program was created to address this gap in educational services for the most vulnerable children in our community. Educational Surrogate Parents are the key to these children doing well in school."
Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend an orientation/training meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pueblo Room at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Central Parkway in Las Vegas.
No experience is necessary. For more information or to attend the training, contact Legal Aid Center at email@example.com or call (702)-386-1070, ext. 170.
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