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ADVOCACY TRAINING

TASK provides legal rights information, individual telephone assistance and peer support. If you are in need of services, please call us at (866) 828-8275. 

 

ABOUT US

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a Parent Training and Information Center that parents and professionals can turn to for assistance in seeking and obtaining needed early intervention, educational, medical or therapeutic support service for children. More about TASK...

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WORKSHOPS

Get Your Hands on Proloquo2Go! (hands-on workshop with Bernadette Kennard of Trivinity Consulting). For those of you who support someone who uses Proloquo2Go, this workshop will help you learn to edit on the spot to keep communication motivating, save your users' vocabulary, back up your app and more!

This workshop takes place Thursday, August 25 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at North Los Angeles County Regional Center's Family Focus Resource Center in Lancaster. Call them at (661) 945-9598 to register. THIS IS A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP, SO PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE WITH THE PROLOQUO2GO APP ALREADY INSTALLED.

Other workshops: TASK's Basic Rights workshop includes an overview of the basic rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and explanations of record-keeping requirements and the assessment process. 

The IEP Rights and Strategies workshop  provides an overview of the rights and protections mandated for special needs children as well as advocacy tips and strategies.

Transition workshops provide information on entering the public school system. TASK also offers an Adult Transition workshop. More about our workshops...

 

WHAT'S NEW

Project: Communicate, Phase 2!  We are thrilled to announce that our grant has been approved for Project Communicate, Phase II! This means we will continue to provide augmentative and alternative communication services through February 2017. Visit our Project Communicate page for MORE information on this wonderful program made possible by the Disability Communications Fund. A HUGE THANK YOU TO DCF FOR THIS GRANT AWARD.

TASK and NOCCD Present a Self-Advocacy Class
The North Orange County Community College District's School of Continuing Education is teaming up with TASK to present a summer class on self-advocacy. The six-week summer session class takes place Mondays and Wednesdays and begins June 27. Download the Self-Advocacy Class Flyer for more information.   

Do You Need Community Service Hours for High School or College?????
If your school requires you to complete volunteer community service hours, TASK is the place to complete those hours! Even if your school doesn’t require the hours, community service can make a big difference when students are applying for admission to colleges and trade schools. Please make sure to obtain the Community Service Verification Form and find out the specific requirements from your school. While there are benefits to being a volunteer, the greatest reward is being part of a team that helps deliver the best service possible to those in need. If you are interested in doing your community service hours at TASK, please e-mail task@taskca.org.

DONATIONS

DONATE and get a TASK Tote Bag! More info...

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TASK VIDEOS

Now available for viewing on our website or on YouTube, TASK has produced a series of videos for families who are accessing special education for the first time, as well as those who may still have unanswered questions. Watch them on our videos page! We also have a page featuring some of our favorite videos from around the Web, like the following video, created by Laura Cobb, who has aphasia and made this wonderful clip of tips on how to talk to people who have speech disorders:

 

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