The purpose of this project was to write a grant to secure funding for no-cost legal advocacy services for children with disabilities living in poverty. An extensive literature review was conducted to examine relevant inequalities in educational opportunities. Many families lack the economic, cultural and social capital to enforce their educational rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).
The program will be implemented through Team of Advocates for Special Kids, a nonprofit organization serving children with disabilities and their families. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was identified as the most appropriate funding source, as this foundation supports vulnerable children. The program goals and objectives include providing no-cost advocacy services and increasing parents' knowledge and empowerment regarding IDEA. Program outcomes will be assessed using pre and posttests and a focus group. The actual submission of the proposal was not a requirement of this thesis project.
|Advisor:||Potts, Marilyn K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education finance, Social work, Special education, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Advocacy, Children, Disabilities, Low-income, Special education|
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