The Somerville Special Education Advocacy Project is inviting Somerville parents to apply for an innovative Advocate Training Fellowship program this spring to strengthen the capacity and expertise of parents of children with disabilities in the city as SSEAP enters its next phase.
The Fellow will receive intensive training by an experienced attorney and will participate in a range of activities, including working on the MAC (Massachusetts Advocates for Children) Helpline (doing intakes and providing advice to callers), attending Team meetings with a MAC attorney, writing, and handling cases with close supervision. Applicants must be available to work on a half-time basis for six months starting in May 2013. They must also take and complete the Parent Advocate Training offered by the Federation for Children with Special Needs on eight dates in April and early May. A scholarship will be provided to enroll in this training. Applicants must be Somerville residents.
Parents interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Johanne Pino, MAC Project Coordinator at 617-357-8431 x 234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can download a copy of the application from http://www.massadvocate.org and send it to Johanne Pino, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, 25 Kingston 2nd floor, Boston MA 02111 by December 20, 2012 or by email email@example.com
Read more: Somerville special education group seeks parents for fellowship position – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal http://www.wickedlocal.com/somerville/news/x1156352427/Somerville-special-education-group-seeks-parents-for-fellowship-position#ixzz2EOLBpbR0