Does your minor child has a mental illness a developmental disability or learning disability?
Parents unsure of your child’s educational rights? Voicemail boxes flooded with calls about disciplinary issues? Feel as if you are not being heard by school administrators? NAMI DeKalb is cosponsoring a program on
Saturday August 25th from 10 am – 1:30 pm to provide access to an Educational Rights Expert covering educational law, parent rights, effective communication and discipline information.
Parents of children with mental illness, developmental disabilities and learning disabilities are often at a loss with how to best help their children. After the devastating diagnosis they are expected to navigate a system that is not equipped to answer all of their questions and hold their hand through the confusing and often contradictory advice that is available. NAMI DeKalb, Parent to Parent of Georgia, the Georgia Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and our host the Marcus Autism Center have come together to assist families through this trying time.
August 25, 2012
10:00 – 10:30 Free Refreshments and Vendors with community resources for students and families
10:30 – 12:50 Parent to Parent Presentations from an Educational Rights Expert covering educational law, parent rights, effective communication and discipline
12:50 – 1:30 Question and Answer Period and Group Discussion
Where: The Marcus Autism Center 1920 Briarcliff Road Northeast Atlanta, GA 30329
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope