Advocacy Navigation TASK California w/ Bilingual Family Support Specialist Luisa Castillo
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About the Event
TASK's mission is to educate and empower people with disabilities and their families. TASK specializes in special education support for people with disabilities from birth to age 26 and their families. We support all disabilities, including mental illness, chronic health and medical conditions, and emotional challenges due to abuse or environmental trauma. In the area of assistive technology (AT), we serve all ages, including adults, and help families explore ways to use AT to promote learning, communication, and independence. Our role is to provide emotional support and educate parents about special education systems and processes so that they can be more effective participants in their child’s education. We help families understand their rights, the processes for requesting assessments, strategies for preparing for the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and transition planning, among other things. Because individuals with disabilities often deal with multiple challenges, we also refer families to other disability service providers, agencies, and nonprofits to help meet their needs. TASK promotes positive cooperation between families and schools. We do not attend IEPs on parents’ behalf but provide information, training, and resources so that parents can better help themselves. TASK is the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for six Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Ventura. PTIs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to help families with special education needs.TASK’s mission is to educate and empower people with disabilities and their families.
Visit TASK on the web: https://www.tskca.org
Getting Past The 'No' Webinar Series
Our B.R.I.D.G.E. Project team has worked diligently to put this series together and we are excited for you to see the many topics from a variety of speakers.
All of our services are free of charge to all people with a disability regardless of the type of disability or age. Access to independence is committed to community integration and advocate on systemic issues in order to create barrier-free communities.
About The B.R.I.D.G.E. Project
B.R.I.D.G.E. stands for bridging resources into diverse groups everywhere and the project is a collaborative project between A Better Life Together Inc. (ABLT, Inc.) and the San Diego Regional Center. The project is funded by the State Of California Department of Developmental Services.
If you'd like to learn how the B.R.I.D.G.E. Project team can assist you in accessing services through the regional center, contact us today - visit our website https://www.abetterlifetogether.org/b... to get the services you're eligible for!
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