Maximizing Academic Access, Expectations, and Learning

Parent Network

  • February 13th, 2017
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Pennsylvania’s Statewide Parent Network collaborates with educators, related services providers, and the community to promote maximizing access, expectations, and learning for all students, including those with complex instructional needs. Following the tenets of MAX, this network of parents and professionals advocates to raise expectations, presume competence, and increase opportunities for students who have not, historically, received the same grade-level, standards-aligned instruction that is provided to their same-age peers.
The Parent Network strives to build awareness, empower families, and lead change by providing learning and networking activities, such as webinars, meetings, and trainings. Currently, there are five parent training courses offered around the following topics:

• Presuming Competence
• Access to the General Education Curriculum
• Maximizing Communication
• Collaborating on School Teams
• Leading Change

Trainings are delivered live in communities across Pennsylvania or may be viewed virtually.

Ultimately, working together, parents and professionals will positively influence opportunities, experiences, and outcomes to envision a future where all students are prepared for successful post-school lives.

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