Missed Our Webinar? Here’s a Recap on Becoming a Special Education Advocate with Karen Mayer Cunningham, Special Education Boss™

by | May 30, 2023 | Karen Mayer Cunningham, Special Education Academy, Special Education Advocate

If you missed our recent webinar Transitioning from Your Job to Special Education Advocate with Karen Mayer Cunningham, the Special Education Boss™, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. (the recording is now available by clicking on the link)  Karen shared her insights on transitioning from your current job to a fulfilling career as a special education advocate. Here’s a quick recap:

  1. Find Your Passion: Life isn’t a dress rehearsal. If your current job doesn’t bring you joy, it’s time to consider a change. Karen emphasized the importance of pursuing a career that you love.
  2. Diverse Backgrounds Welcome: Our trainees come from all walks of life, including investors, nurses, school district employees, stay-at-home moms, and police officers. All you need is a passion for helping others.
  3. The Need for Advocates: There is a significant need for special education advocates. In the US alone, there are about 7.5 million children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), and countless more with a 504 plan.
  4. Becoming an Advocate: There’s no specific criteria or certification needed to become an advocate. What you need is a passion for helping others and a willingness to learn.
  5. Payment: This is a career where you can charge based on your experience, expertise, and time in the field.
  6. Starting Your Advocacy Journey: In this digital age, you can leverage social media platforms to kickstart your advocacy business.
  7. Training and Support: Consider joining the Special Education Academy for structured training. We offer 8 hours of training per month, providing templates, documents, articles, and other resources.
  8. Intensive Training and Mastermind Sessions: For those who want to dive deeper, we offer two-day intensive training sessions and 10-week mastermind sessions.
  9. Serving the Community: The ultimate goal of becoming a special education advocate is to serve the community. The need is endless, and these children need support and services now.
  10. Most Frequently Asked Question: The qualifications needed to become a special education advocate are simple: you need a heartbeat. 

Becoming a special education advocate is a rewarding journey. If you have a heartbeat, a love for children, and a desire to make a difference, you’re already on your way to becoming a special education advocate.

Stay tuned for our next webinar for more insights from Karen Mayer Cunningham, the Special Education Boss™, Parental Procedural Safeguards.


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