Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

What Parents have to say about SUPAC – How we have helped them and what they learned from us:

  • I enjoyed talking with you. I hope that I did not take up too much of your time but please know I really appreciate it and the information you sent.  It truly did help clarify some issues for me and make me better informed as I try to plan for my son.  Your agency seems like a tremendous resource for parents looking for information!You and your coworkers have been wonderful to talk to and have helped me a ton regarding my son’s IEP.Image of paper people
  • Today I learned ways to communicate, terminology, and what resources are available.
  • SUPAC ROCKS!
  • Thank you so very much for providing me with this important information about special education. You have been extremely helpful & I really appreciate your help!
  • I am always inspired after attending a SUPAC training.
  • SUPAC has provided me with great information to help me advocate for my son and I am pleased that there continues to be efforts to educate us parents.  I recently attended a Transitional training which was a great source of knowledge.
  • Your meeting last night was wonderful, you did a GREAT job presenting all of the IEP information.  I still have so much to learn when it comes to advocating for my son but I feel as though I’m off to a good start.
  • There is a group (SUPAC) that can answer our questions and advise us.
  • I would like to tell you again, as I said it on my evaluation, that the conference was one of the best conferences that I have gone to in a very long time. It was very informative and I am ready to go back and use the information today. Thank you very much.
  • It helped me to prepare myself for the CSE meetings.
  • Thanks so much SUPAC for coming here, for your time, your expertise and for being such a wonderful resource for the parents and all of us!
  • Always, Thank You for being such a tremendous resource for our parents and their children and for being kind & helpful to our group.
  • We truly appreciate the resource you are.  So many of our parents have become so much more “advocate savvy” on behalf of their children because of you.
  • Thank you for your information today! It helped a lot and I don’t think I would have been able to keep my cool today if it wasn’t for your techniques!
  • I have a whole new thinking about advocacy.  The course has increased my confidence in speaking out for my child’s needs.
  • Thank you for everything.  Your words and encouragement inspire me as well as educate me in advocating for our guy.  I’ll keep you posted.
  • It was good to be able to feel like I’m not alone in the fight for my kid’s education.
  • I learned a lot, I’m new to all this education system. I feel better able to talk to the school special education teacher/director about my son.
  • You met our expectations wonderfully. A great amount of information and exercises that helped us truly understand our options.
  • Interesting discussion- some good ideas for working at home with son.
  • Learned the steps toward resolution & that I have more power in CSE meetings than I thought.
  • Loved the list of websites for more information. I am always looking to learn more. This met my expectations! Great presentation.
  • Very impressed with the amount of help which is available.
  • The binder is FANTASTIC. Questions were answered thoroughly & respectfully.
  • Expectations were definitely met. I gained understanding of what my district must do to help my son for his future, and what I need to do to help them do this.
  • Lots of information about resources and what to be looking for on IEPs.
  • I learned so much in this training. Especially about at the age of 15 that they must have transition planning in the IEP. Excellent.
  • Exceeded Expectations. Very thorough, and I now feel much more prepared for my son’s IEP meeting.
  • I’ve learned more what to expect and how to react more positively toward and about teachers and school. My expectations were met very well.
  • I learned to take things step by step and to celebrate our successes.
  • Skills to open lines of communication and have a reciprocal relationship with school.
  • Expectations were more than met, gained a lot of info on what is to be expected during meetings.
  • It helped to organize my thoughts and prepare me better for the process of communication with others/schools.
  • I learned about resources, terminology on school educational resources for children, IEP, 504, educational resources for disabilities.
  • Helped with understanding of parent’s/student’s rights.
  • The different ways to work with school well.
  • I learned new things to do to communicate with my kid’s teachers, things to tell them so they can know my kids better and things we can do in the future in different grade levels.
  • Instruction on my rights, laws, and purpose of the IEP & other programs.
  • I learned a lot more about the IEP and feel much more confident about discussing the IEP with the school.
  • I learned of a lot of resources I can reference.
  • I learned that there are more resources to help than I thought and how to request an IEP and how to effectively communicate.
  • Learned a lot about special education.
  • Learning more about the Acronyms and what they mean.
  • I didn’t realize how time consuming development of an IEP can be & all steps involved.
  • I learned more knowledge how transition should be. I learned that the children are the main component above all else. This met my expectations well.
  • Excellent presentation. Lots of useful information and handouts.
  • Above & beyond expectations-  I feel much more informed & aware than before I came in.
  • Met & Beyond. Learned a lot about terminology, people involved.
  • Excellent! I feel like I understand a great deal now.
  • It was presented in such a clear, concise nature the color coding was so helpful the examples were very useful also.
  • I learned how to become very organized and more confident with my daughters special education information.
  • Knowledge how to approach my child’s school to get and receive services that my child is entitled to.
  • There was a lot of great information presented. Things I would not have thought that I needed.
  • Terrific resources! Wonderful, knowledgeable, passionate presenters! Met all expectations for this training. Looking forward to more topics/presentations.
  • Strategies for effective communication in a setting in which I am often uncomfortable.
  • I appreciated the advocacy approach presented, very collaborative and positive. Assume positive intentions.
  • Better ways to fine tune my involvement in my child’s education.
  • I learned what the expectations of schools are when it comes to helping with transition planning and what to look for on IEP. I learned questions to ask of teachers and schools to see if transition planning is occurring.
  • Exceeded expectations! Nearly everything that was discussed is relatively new to me. It was fluid and easy to understand.
  • I love the binder! It has great info & forms that I can share right away.
  • Learned essential tools to provide services that allow individuals to be more self-advocating.
  • We have a better understanding of educational terminology and what resources are available to children.
  • The biggest thing that I learned was the importance of communication and good methods to do so.
  • Importance of involvement, organization and appropriate advocacy!
  • It is great to know that I am not alone.

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