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Episode Info: Over the past few years, we have made tremendous headway with regards to improving educational programs for special education students. Robin Cowan, a member of the California Special Education Community Advisory Committee and mother of two, actively strives to spread awareness and advocate for the importance of special education.  In this episode, Robin shares insight on what is going on behind the scenes of these committees and how you can get involved. If you’re interested in learning more about the pivotal work community advisory committees are involved in or simply how you can get more information on local area plans, tune into this episode of IEP Podcast with your hosts, Vickie Brett, and Amanda Selogie.  Show Highlights:  Who makes up special education advisory committees  How the school district governs the committee  The operational system for orchestrating meetings and advising the committee  How Robin became aware and got involved in the committee  What the board has accomplished within the school districts  Building trust and collaborating with the school district Helping parents understand what resources are provided and available  The influence that individual experiences have had over the changes being made and striving to become all inclusive  Making change at a local level  Communicating with parents and schools to keep everyone aligned  Helping students in their projection of becoming an independent member of society  Resources Mentioned in the Show: Thank you for listening! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player every Tuesday. If you enjoyed this episode and believe in our message, then please help us get the word out about this podcast. Rate and Review this show in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or Google Play. It helps other listeners find this show. Be sure to connect with us and reach out with any questions/concerns: Facebook Instagram Twitter IEP website This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matters, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.  CAC for Special Education          ...
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