Saturday, August 10, 2013

Advocating at school!


Advocating for your Student with Special Needs
Mom, former legislator and advocate, Holly Richardson, to present.

SALT LAKE CITY, Saturday, August 10, 2013 - The Epilepsy Association of Utah and Mom Extraordinaire, Holly Richardson, are pleased to present: Advocating for your Student with Special Needs on August 17, 2013 at the American Fork Gardner Community Room.

School is just around the corner. Could you use some tips from other moms "in the trenches"?  Do you sometimes wonder if your conversations about your child's needs are about as effective as talking to a brick wall? Come learn some effective advocacy techniques from an experienced mom who has been parenting special needs children for over 25 years. 

“This time of year is always extremely stressful for parents of children with special needs, preparing for school, and for a parent whose child has epilepsy, it gets a little bit more intense. Most schools are simply not set up to inherently assist with a child who has seizures.” Says Annette Maughan, President of the Association, “ To help the parent navigate the system, the EAU is offering ‘Advocating for Your Student with Special Needs.”

Holly Richardson, mom to 24 children, former Representative in the Utah House and mostly retired midwife, is excited to come to talk to us about being an effective advocate for our children's need. No one knows their needs better than we do - how do we get the entire team on board? Let's talk about it!

When:                       August 17, 2013
                                 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where:                     American Fork Gardner Community Room
   64 South 100 East
   American Fork, UT

A light lunch will be served.

Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 100,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more.  Visit for additional information.
Press Contact:        Lindsey Palmer


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