INCLUDE Support Parents’ Education, Advocacy, and Knowledge (SPEAK)

Students will facilitate small group counseling sessions with parents of children with disabilities via Zoom. Students will use an intake instrument to gather relevant information about the specific issues the student with a disability is facing in school. Students also will educate parents about their special education rights and how to access appropriate services for their children. Students will assist parents in making a plan to advocate for their children’s improved services.


INCLUDE Project, Mithoff Pro Bono Program

INCLUDE enables students to provide free legal services to persons with disabilities and their families. INCLUDE is an internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.

Project Details

Project Date

Friday, October 6

Project Time
Approximate hours of work requested
5 hours, including training, review of self-study materials, and finalizing work product after counseling sessions
Friday, September 29, 1pm-3pm (TNH 3.126)
Skills used
Community education/outreach; client interviewing/counseling; legal analysis; document preparation
Project location
Virtual via Zoom
Number of student volunteers requested
Class year preference
1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
Required skills
Spanish language ability is required for some, but not all volunteer openings; students with a background in teaching are strongly encouraged to volunteer; students with an interest in social justice, education, and/or disability law are strongly encouraged to volunteer
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