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Parent Support and Representation for Act 264


Location
Vermont
Publication Date
02/20/2019 11:38 AM EST
Closing Date
03/22/2019 04:30 PM EDT
Issuing Organization
State of Vermont - Agency of Education
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Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: A parent advocacy organization to provide parent representatives to each of VT’s 12 LITs. These parent representatives will provide support to children/youth and families through the interagency process in order to coordinate student services. Preference is for parent support providers who are supervised by a Nationally Certified Parent Support Provider. Responsibilities of parent representatives will vary. Examples may include the following as needed:  Explain the role and responsibilities of the parent representative to families going through the interagency process for coordinated support of a child/youth.  Attend LIT and CSP meetings with families to provide peer support.  Engage with families before CSP and LIT meetings to understand parents’ perspective and identify wants and needs.  Engage with families after CSP and LIT meetings to clarify and summarize.  Act as a liaison and “parent voice” between the family and the agencies; help to articulate the family’s expectations.  Help families to navigate and access The System of Care.  Explain what supports and services are available for the student; be an information resource to the family.  Help to explain the differences between Local and State Interagency Teams (LIT and SIT) and the Case Review Committee (CRC) to families.  Work with LIT team members regarding efficiency and effectiveness of meetings.  Effectively and efficiently communicate and collaborate with school and local agency team members.  Provide technical assistance and training to families regarding family involvement in the Act 264 process.

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