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The Oklahoma Family Network will be hosting a training a program by the Oklahoma Parents Center, Wednesday, July 20, for parents of special education children.
The program, "Survival of the Fittest," which teachs parents how to "survive the jungle of special education," will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1212 N. Crumbley, from 6-8 p.m.
The Oklahoma Parents Center, from Holdenville, Okla., is a branch of the State Department of Education and is the statewide center of PTI or Parent Training Information, specializing in special education.
Northwest Regional Coordinator for the OK Family Network, Monica Ronne, told the Guymon Daily Herald, "This is a free program for any parent or professional, who works with children receiving services for special education."
Ronne reported, "The program will teach the basics of IEP (individual education plan), including, the IEP process, what parents are entitled to with their children's education and communication with the school."
Epic Touch is sponsoring the program and will be providing a free meal for participants. Please give call Monica if planning to attend, so she can get make sure there is enough food for everyone.
Child care will also be provided for those who give prior notice.
The Oklahoma Parents Center will also be hosting an educational puppet show about disability awareness and bullying, the next day, July 21, during the Children's Health Fair at the Texas County Activity Center.
For more information or to R.S.V.P. for the event or to sign up for child care, contact Monica Ronne at 580-651-9700 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org