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[April 11, 2007]  EFFINGHAM -- Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is presenting a training entitled "Collaboration: Schools and Families Working Together." This free training will be on April 19 at the Elks Lodge, 1020 1525th St. (Memorial Drive), Lincoln, IL 62656. "Collaboration: Schools and Families Working Together" will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The training will cover why collaboration between parents and schools is important in the individualized education plan process, strategies to enhance parent-professional relationships, creating comfortable environments at individualized education plan meetings, tips for building better communication between home and school, and suggestions for resolving disagreements.

The training is being co-sponsored by Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center, Tri-County Special Education and the Academic Development Institute.

Partial funding for this training is provided through a PTIC grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Family Matters PTIC 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, register online at or call Family Matters at 866-436-7842, ext 107.

[Text from announcement received from Family Matters Parents Training and Information Center]

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