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PREP to Host Free Special Education Workshop and Clinic in Minneapolis

For Immediate Release November 10, 2015

Contacts:

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, November 14, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s (Lawyers’ Committee) Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in conjunction with the Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office for Family, Student, and Community Engagement and its Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO) program will host a free parent workshop on special education.

Parents will learn about the special education process, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and how to prepare for an IEP meeting. Additionally, during the Education Consultation Clinic, parents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer advocates to assess their child’s educational needs and to develop an action plan to support their success. Following the workshop, families will be able to attend a family swim and gym time at the YMCA Harold Mezile North Community YMCA.

WHO:             Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP Minneapolis Public Schools
WHAT
:          Free Parent Advocacy Workshop

  • Workshop will be presented in Spanish, English, Somali, and Hmong
  • Complimentary Childcare
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch

WHEN:          Saturday, November 14, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Registration

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Workshop

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Clinic

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Family Swim & Gym Time (at YMCA)

WHERE:   MPS Davis Center                         YMCA
1250 W. Broadway Ave                              1711 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411                             Minneapolis, MN 55411

***Interested parents are asked to RSVP for the Workshop and Clinic by calling (612) 668-2095, by emailing damon.gunn@mps.k12.mn.us, or by registering online at PREPparents.org.

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About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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