DUE DATE: December 10, 2018
 
Application Instructions: Please completely fill out and submit this application survey.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
We welcome and prefer early applications!
No exceptions to the deadline will be made.

 

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2019 Program Information

Purpose
The Learning Rights Law Center created the TIGER (Training Individuals  for Grassroots Education Reform) Program to help parents:
  • learn their rights so that they may better advocate for their children; and
  • help themselves through a "hands-on" teaching approach.
The TIGER program is NOT a professional advocacy program or a program that trains parents to help other parents; it is designed for parents to help themselves by understanding special education and special education law. If you are considering TIGER as a way of providing services to your community (free or with a fee) this is not the program for you. TIGER gives enrollment priority to low and modest income families.



QUALIFICATIONS
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM YOU MUST:
  • Be a Parent/Caregiver of a child with special needs
  • Fall within the Learning Rights Law Center income guidelines
People in Household Must Earn Less Than This Amount Per Year:
1 $30,350.00
2 $41,150.00
3 $51,950.00
4 $62,750.00
5 $73,100.00
6 $84,350.00
7 $92,150.00
8 $105,950.00
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU
In order to participate in the TIGER Program we ask that you:
  • have/care for a child with special needs and/or a documented disability;
  • be able to make a 1 year commitment for a monthly, 3 hour class;
  • complete all assignments and readings before each class; and
  • attend all classes and be on-time (only 2 absences are allowed for Beginning and Advanced, 1 for Intermediate).
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
If you are accepted into TIGER you will:
  • participate in FREE informative, challenging and practical 3-hour monthly trainings with other parents from local communities;
  • learn about topics specific to special education (examples: parents rights, eligibility, Individual  Educational Program (IEP) requirements and resolving disputes);
  • receive a FREE copy of our Special Education Toolkit (a $50.00 value);
  • be assigned homework to help reinforce what you have learned in class;
  • experience a "hands-on" teachings methodology;and
  • learn to use non-adversarial advocacy skills.

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