Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

I am a lay Parent Advocate assisting parents of children with disabilities in school IDEA, 504 and SST meetings. I am a former CHADD and LDA Coordinator, graduate of the 1st GA Advocacy Office PLSP legal training course and most importantly parent of two children with various disabilities.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Georgia Advocacy Office: Free Advocacy Training and Support Project



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Carol Sadler, Special Education Consultant/Advocate
GA Advocacy Office PLSP I Graduate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

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"There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people." ---- Thomas Jefferson

“Refrain from Restraining, Secluding and Corporal Punishment & Aversives are Abusive and Dehumanizing” ---- Carol Sadler, Advocate

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Information contained in this communication is confidential and privileged. It is not meant to represent legal or medical advice, but rather advice given based on my knowledge as a trained Parent Advocate by the GA Advocacy Office, Council of Parent Advocates & Attorneys, CHADD, LDA, the GA DOE Parent Mentor program as an invited guest and the special education attorneys that I often work with on educational matters. Please do not forward without my permission.




Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO)

Free Advocacy Training and Support Project

August 7, 2013



CLICK HERE to view or print the flyer and application.


Georgia Advocacy Office has a free self advocacy training and support project. You have to RSVP by July 30 and there is only 30 spots available. fill out the application and send by July 30.  See the below or the attached:


Self Advocacy Discussion

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Georgia Advocacy Office

150 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 430

Decatur, GA 30030


Do you have a self-advocacy project that you would like to undertake but are not sure of how to go about doing it? The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) wants to support you in your efforts.

GAO staff attorney Julie Kegley and nationally-known self advocate Cheri Mitchell will provide technical support and expertise during this one-time discussion.

Come with your ideas about issues you would like to discuss. Some examples of things you might want technical support with include the following:

•The light at the crosswalk near your house doesn’t stay green long enough, and you want to change it so that people with disabilities, including you, can have enough time to cross.

•There is no curb cut at a street you need to cross.

•Your favorite restaurant is inaccessible.

•There are no accessible parking spots at your apartment complex.

•The bus stop near your home is not accessible.

You feel that you have been discriminated against by a state or local government and/or a private business.  If you would like to attend, please complete the enclosed application and return it to Marie Selby at the GAO by July 31, 2013 (see contact information on next page). Attendance will be limited to 30 people.


Please note that attendance at this discussion does not mean the GAO will provide legal representation to you on your self-advocacy work; nor does the GAO make any representation that attendance at this discussion will result in a favorable outcome for you in your self-advocacy



Please fill out and return by July 30, 2013 to

Marie Selby

Georgia Advocacy Office

150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 430

Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: (404) 885-1234; Fax: (404) 378-0031; e-mail:




Contact phone and e-mail:

What type of self-advocacy project would you like to do?

Please list any reasonable accommodations you will need in order to fully participate:

Are you a member of any self-advocacy organizations? Please list:

What self-advocacy training have you had?


Note:  This information is being sent on behalf of Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO).  Please direct all questions and comments directly to Marie Selby at 404-885-1234 or email  Thank you