Candid Conversations: Survey Findings Webinar

Published on
February 01, 2022

Want to learn more about Partners in PROMISE survey findings? Unsure how these results will be transformed into solutions or resources provided by the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, Partners in PROMISE or nonprofits like Easterseals? On February 18, 2022 at 1 pm EST join Partners in PROMISE and Easterseals DC, MD, VA for a Candid Conversation where we hope to answer your questions about our annual survey findings: Military Children in Special Education – The Real, Perceived and Unknown Barriers to Accessing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Our panelists include:

  • Mrs. Sharene Brown, military family advocate and military spouse
  • Katherine Neas, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services U.S. Department of Education
  • Jon Horowitch, President and CEO Easterseals DC MD VA
  • Brooke Kaiser, Senior Director of Respite Services Easterseals DC MD VA
  • Jennifer Barnhill, Chief Operating Officer and Lead Researcher, Partners in PROMISE
  • Dr. Amy Shuman, Ph.D., The Ohio State University – Research Partner
  • Michelle Norman, Executive Director and Founder, Partners in PROMISE

Data show that military families are resigned. They are resigned to waiting for their children to access a FAPE. They are resigned to accept the education they are given by a new district because they believe their military status prevents them from pursuing recourse. And despite knowing the needs of their children, they are resigned to “go it alone” because they do not believe the systems that are in place to support their children in special education will make a difference. Whether this perception stems from jaded past experiences or ignorance of available resources does not change the result, a less ready military force and a military child who has experienced significant gaps in receiving a free and appropriate public education. Sadly, the data show that these experiences are not singular, but systemic, requiring system-level, not symptom-level change.

Our survey findings webinar will highlight how our leaders can help our military families in special education by focusing on system-level solutions.

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