Webinar: Toward Empowerment and Leadership: Increasing Capacity of Families with Children with Disabilities (Open to All)


How do you create programs for diverse families of children and youth with disabilities focused on increasing involvement in their children's education? How can you help them access and create inclusive opportunities for their children and build their capacity as parent leaders and advocates? Through active audience engagement, participants will gain information and resources from the federally funded parent training and information center and community parent resource centers. 

Carmen Sánchez, Education Program Specialist, Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education. Carmen manages grants with Parent Training and Information (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) for families of children with disabilities throughout the country.

Jenny Hutkowski, Director of Family and Youth Education at Starbridge, Rochester, New York. Jenny facilitates state and federal Parent Centers. She incorporates her experience as the parent of children with disabilities and as a school counselor to help build relationships between families and school teams.

Susan Barlow, Executive Director of Parent Network of Western New York, a comprehensive Parent Center in Buffalo, NY. Sue has worked in the disability field for 36 years, developing numerous transition to adulthood and family engagement programs for people with disabilities and their families.


4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM


All Disabilities Collaboration Elementary Family Engagement Middle School Parent/Family Professional Resources