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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Payment: This is a career where you can charge based on your experience, expertise, and time in the field.
- Starting Your Advocacy Journey: In this digital age, you can leverage social media platforms to kickstart your advocacy business.
- 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.
- Intensive Training and Mastermind Sessions: For those who want to dive deeper, we offer two-day intensive training sessions and 10-week mastermind sessions.
- 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.
- 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.