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.

Friday, November 22, 2013

FW: Apply for Partners in Policymaking



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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.


From: [] On Behalf Of All About Developmental Disabilities
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:12 AM
Subject: Apply for Partners in Policymaking


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Partners in Policymaking is currently taking applications for the 2014 class.
Advocates strengthen communities, and the Partners in Policymaking training is the most comprehensive educational curriculum on how to effectively advocate and make your voice heard in Georgia.

The Benefits:

•    Connect with national and state experts on developmental disabilities
•    Understand current issues and best practices
•    Learn about policy and legislative processes
•    Network with others from across the state to create positive change

The Goal: to establish and maintain positive and productive partnerships between individuals using services and policymakers who can influence change.
Who Should Apply?: Self – advocates, parents of children with developmental disabilities and family members.  If you are looking to develop your advocacy skills, strengthen your community and create positive change for people with disabilities throughout Georgia, then apply for Partners in Policymaking!

Dates: March 14-16 and April 25-27

35 persons will be selected to participate in the Georgia Partners class. Limited scholarships are available for travel and personal supports. Sessions are held at the AADD offices in downtown Decatur.

To apply, please complete the online application here by January 31, 2014.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact
Heidi Fernandez at (678) 445-4664.

All About Developmental Disabilities
125 Clairemont Avenue | Suite 300 | Decatur, Georgia 30030

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