Advocating for your IEP
Patti Howell, The Hitching Post Education Center
About the Presenter
The Hitching Post Educational Center, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, shares both a building and mission with its sister company, Hickory Trading Company, an Artisan Gift and Coffee Shop, a local shop that features a variety of artists here in Hampton Roads. The Coffee House is the perfect setting for our students to learn job skills, life skills and develop confidence. I A portion of all sales goes directly to support the Education Center which provides a unique opportunity for students, families and community. Students enrolled in our Pre-employment/ Life Skills program receive on-the-job support and training through the retail side of the business with specially trained staff to support and equip them with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
We'll focus on providing caregivers with the tools and knowledge base needed in order to navigate the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process in the public school system. We will go over the legal process, terminology, and how to request services, and accommodations and monitor progress.