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LEAP Into Learning

Families and individuals who navigate the Special Education system often feel alone, confused and overwhelmed during educational meetings, such as an IEP or Section 504 planning session. The system can make it tough for families and individuals to champion for themselves about what they want or need.

This is where LEAP can help. The Lay Educational Advocacy Program (LEAP) is an intensive in-person and online training designed to inform families, self-advocates, and community supporters on Special Education law, student and parental rights, and the best way to be heard within the school system. Whether it’s the entire in-depth training, or just a short resource video on a specific issue, those who need information on how to make the best of the Special Education system can find guidance here.

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Funding for the Lay Educational Advocacy Project provided by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC), Grants #1801MOBSDD Seq. No.: 2018 / 4, #1901MOSCDD-02, #2001MOSCDD-02 and as authorized by Public Law 106-402 – Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act).