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[JAN. 15, 2007]  EFFINGHAM -- The Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is presenting a training on "Individualized Education Program: Planning and Participation." This free training will be offered Feb. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center, 1400 Primm Road.

The training will focus on an overview of the six principles of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, known as IDEA, and how to prepare and use the parent agenda tool to address "parental educational concerns" as part of the Individualized Education Program.

This training is co-sponsored by Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center, TriCounty Special Education, and the Academic Development Institute.

Partial funding for the training is provided through a Parent Training and Information Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is 79 percent federally funded.

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Three continuing professional development units are available for educators.

For more information or to register, please phone Vickie Henley at 217-529-3009 or register online at by Jan. 18. Disability accommodations will be provided if requested by Jan. 18. For late registrations, call Family Matters at 866-436-7842, ext. 107.

[Public service announcement from Family Matters]

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