Back to All Events

Helping Caregivers Navigate the Special Education System

  • Lincoln 1266 14th Street Oakland, CA, 94607 United States (map)

This training focuses on the laws and advocacy strategies to ensure appropriate educational support for children with or suspected of having disabilities. Contains brief overviews of relevant laws, statistics related to education outcomes, and key issues for advocates and other professionals working with this population of vulnerable children. Supporting materials provide information about laws, how child welfare works, who key point people are, best practices, and key policy issues.

Trainer:  Cheryl A. Theis, MA, Education Advocate, DREDF

Register Here:

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at

Earlier Event: November 5
Re-framing Narratives for Youth in Care
Later Event: November 9
Motivational Interviewing