Join Winifred A. Winston and LeDerick Horne with Clarice Jackson as they discuss her journey from parent advocate, the intense training to learn special education law, the call to fill a need "so all can read" to advocating on a national level.
Join Winifred A. Winston and LeDerick Horne with Clarice Jackson as they discuss her journey from parent advocate, the intense training to learn special education law, the call to fill a need so all children could learn to read, to advocating on a national level.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:
- How she started advocating for her daughter when she was only 19 years old
- She started as a parent advocate, 12 years later she Starting Voice Advocacy Center
- Why she had to come to the east coast to learn about special education law and advocacy
- The NAACP Resolution on Dyslexia
- And so much more!
About Clarice Jackson…
Clarice Jackson is the President and CEO of Voice Advocacy Center, Co-Founder of the L.E.A.R.N. Coalition which stands for the Liberate, Educate, and Reform Nebraska and the Founder of Decoding Dyslexia NE a nationwide parent support group created to raise awareness about dyslexia. She is a graduate of the SEAT-Special Education Advocacy Training program, which is the first and only Federally Funded Special Education Advocacy Program in the United States, A member of the Region VI Health and Human Services Developmental Disabilities Awareness Council for Douglas, Sarpy, Washington and Cass County, A board member of The Nebraska Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) The Nebraska Dyslexia Association, and the Phoenix Academy Private School, Educational Chair for the Omaha NAACP, The Special Education & Reading Committee Chair for the Omaha Public Schools- African American Achievement Council, and a newly appointed member of the Mayor’s Human Rights and Relations Advisory Board. She carries a host of other certifications and disability affiliations.
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Resources mentioned during this episode...
- IDEA – Parents can bring anyone to an IEP meeting:
- Special Education Advocacy Training 1.0 and 2.0:
- Phoenix Academy Nebraska:
- NAACP Resolution on Dyslexia:
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA):
- Using FMLA for IEP Meetings
- William & Mary Law School - PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic
- William & Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy Summer Conference
THIS PROJECT IS FUNDED BY MORGAN CARES AND THE CENTER FOR URBAN HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AWARDED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES (NIMHD 1U54MD013376-01A1)