Parents invited to special education rights seminar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Support and Training for Exceptional Parents organization is holding a free workshop in Spanish for parents of special needs students Monday, Jan. 14, at Mitchell-Neilson School.

It will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The workshop, sponsored by Murfreesboro City Schools, is designed for professionals and parents of children in special education or who might need special education.

As part of the seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about federal and state education laws. It is also aimed at helping parents learn about their child’s rights provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

STEP Inc. is a federally funded program that provides information, training and support to parents of children with disabilities.

All materials used at the workshop are also free to parents of children with disabilities. Each family will receive manual that includes important laws regarding special education, as well as helpful tools.

To find out more information or to register for the workshop, call Ruth Gonzalez-Hill, a community outreach coordinator with the school system, at or call 615-232-4558.

Anyone with questions about the federal program may call Patricia Valladares, a local training coordinator, at 615-463-2310 or the national information line at 800-280-7837.

-- Marie Kemph,

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