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When Mark and his family were homeless, he worried that he would not be able to continue to attend his school, where he had strong bonds with his teachers and his friends.

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Trainings & Workshops

Trainings & Workshops

Advocates for Children of New York conducts hundreds of trainings and workshops year-round, providing parents and professionals with the most up-to-date information so that they are equipped to advocate on behalf of their children. 

AFC’s Parent Center can provide FREE trainings and workshops at your school or organization on a variety of education-related topics, such as:

  • Student and parent rights
  • Early intervention services for infants and toddlers
  • Transitioning from preschool special education to kindergarten
  • K-12 Special education services
  • How to read and develop an IEP
  • Behavior challenges and school discipline
  • Supports and programs for students with ADHD
  • Bullying
  • Supports and programs for English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Graduation requirements and diploma options
  • Transitioning to adulthood

Workshops provide a customized, interactive presentation by one of our staff members, opportunities to ask questions, and easy-to-use information packets. Our staff offers workshops in both English and Spanish and will collaborate with your agency to present materials in other languages. 

Click here for a list of all the topics on which we can provide trainings and workshops.

To receive information, or if you are interested in having AFC give a free training or workshop for your agency, community organization, or school on a specific education topic, please contact Joanne Buccellato at 212-822-9505 or jbuccellato@advocatesforchildren.org.