19 minutes | May 28th 2019

Improving Special Education Through the Community Advisory Committee with Robin Cowan [IEP 081]

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 

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