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Education Advocacy for Parents workshop

Location: Sinergia, 2082 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor (between 125th & 126th St.) New York, NY 10035

Education Advocacy for Parents workshop
The Metropolitan Parent Center of Sinergia, Inc. offers workshops on a variety of special education topics, free of charge, to parents of children with disabilities and other interested parties. Workshops are conducted at Sinergia’s Dr. Nivia Zavala Conference Center. Speakers are regularly invited to conduct workshops and offer their expertise and information.
All workshops explore a variety of issues of interest to participants, to include:

  • Behavior Management and Strategies for Parents (English & Spanish)
  • Behavior Management Issues and Strategies for Parents- (in English & Spanish)
  • Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (in English & Spanish)
  • Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Medication Therapy Issues
  • Due Process and Dispute Resolution Strategies (including Mediation, Impartial Hearing/ Resolution Session) (in English & Spanish)
  • Early Childhood Services and Supports to Transition to Adulthood
  • Effective Parent Advocacy and IDEA Principles (English & Spanish)
  • Fundamentals of Edu. Advocacy for Parents (English & Spanish
  • Getting Ready for the School Year
  • IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Parent Rights (English & Spanish)
  • Navigating the NYC Special Education System
  • NYC Department of Education Discipline Policies and Children with Special Needs
  • Placement and Implementation
  • Planning for Transition to Adulthood: Planning and Services (English & Spanish)
  • Referral for Special Education Services
  • Related Services for Children with Disabilities
  • Skills for Effective Education Advocacy (English & Spanish)
  • Special Education Services in New York City- (in English & Spanish)
  • Special Needs Financial Planning- (now also being conducted in Spanish)
  • Suspension Issues and Students with IEPs
  • The Guardianship Process: Planning for the Future of a Child with Special Needs
  • The Special Education Process: Referral, Evaluation, Classification,
  • The Transition from Preschool (T3) to Kindergarten, T5 (English & Spanish)
  • Transition from School to Adulthood: Planning and Services (in English & Spanish)
  • Transition to Preschool (Turning 3)
  • Transition to School (Turning 5)                     
  • Understanding the Evaluation Process (in English & Spanish)
  • Understanding your Child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (in English & Spanish)
  • What is ADHD?
  • What is Autism? (English & Spanish) 

These workshops are designed to inform parents of children with any type of disability about special education issues, how to navigate the NYC Special Education system, and how to be effective advocates for their children.
To register for our FREE workshops, please contact our intake line at 212 643 2840 Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Workshops dates are posted on our calendar!

To request any of the workshops we offer to be provided at your site or via webinar, at no cost, please contact Godfrey Rivera at (212) 643-2840, ext. 307 or via e-mail at or