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Navigating through educational, medical, government, and adult service systems can be difficult and overwhelming when a family member has a disability. Parent advocates can help.

Achieva's disability advocates work with families and self-advocates to ensure that:
  • Families have access to information, support, and advocacy

  • People with disabilities have access to quality education and community services

  • Policymakers and legislators are informed about disability issues

  • Ideas of self-determination, inclusion and person-centered planning are the foundation of individual's supports

Join us Monday, May 2nd to learn more!

RMU's Trees Scholars helped students at New Horizon School with Field Day Activities. Congratulations to all of the students at New Horizon who participated in this event! Many thanks to our Scholars for all of the work they contribute to the community through their field experiences. Good luck on finals and have a restful summer! 
Thank you to the American Camp Association, who brought some of their friends to our virtual summer camp fair! We appreciated being able to hear from leadership at the following camps, who helped families make their summer plans:

ACEing Autism 
Camp Aim
Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer 
Camp Laugh-a-Lot
Camp Speers YMCA 
The Woodlands  

If you'd like additional information about camping opportunities, please feel free to reach out to these camps directly via the links! 
About the Trees Network

The Trees Network provides services and training to enhance supports for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and their families through professional preparation of teachers, continued professional development of teachers and service providers, and direct services to children and families. As part of our outreach to families, we host a parent support group, informational workshops, and other educational opportunities the third Monday of every month. In addition, family members are encouraged to contact the Trees Network for information, advocacy, referrals and resources. Our resource database can be found here. We welcome partnerships with other educational institutions, non-profits and community service organizations! 

Resources for Parents and Educators 

Extended School Year 
OSEP Guidance for Early Intervention 
RMU Trees Network Resource Database
Virtual Secondary Transition Resources
Post-Secondary Transition Planning Guide  
Building Engagement With Distance Learning
PAttan: Family Resources for Complex Learners

Dyslexia Resources from RMU's Peirce Center 
Protecting Student Privacy and Advancing Digital Equity
Best Practices in Crafting IEPs for English Language Learners
Guidance and Answers on COVID-19 Compensatory Services 
Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs 
COVID-19 Information and Updates from the Bureau of Special Ed
IDEA Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities
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