Empowerment Parent Workshops

What are Empowerment Parent Workshops: 


Provides parents/caregivers with an opportunity to:

  • Learn about their child’s educational rights under the federal and state education laws

  • Be empowered to work collaboratively with their school district

  • Develop effective advocacy skills

  • Network with other families experiencing the same journey

How are you grouped


Parents/Caregivers are grouped (no more than ten people) depending on registration:

  • Grade level:  Elementary, Middle School, High School and Beyond

  • Grouped by a child’s learning disability

Range of Workshop Topics


Workshop topics will be helpful for parents/caregivers who are new or experienced to the IEP or 504 Plan process. 

How Do I Register for the 2021-2022 workshop series starting in September 2021? 

Email norma@francullolaw.com  to get a sign-up form.  Deadline is August 20, 2021


$25 per workshop (Wednesday evening from 7-9:00 pm) or Yearly membership fee of $150.00.

  • Workshops will be held once a month from September to May (No workshop in December). Total of 8 workshops per year.

  • Workshops will be in-person at Cornerstone Montclair.  Arrangements can be made to deliver a workshop virtually via Google Meets.

2020-2021 Prior Workshop Series

October 14, 2020:  Educating Students with Disabilities During COVID


November 9, 2020:  Organizing Your Child’s Advocacy Paperwork (Parent/Attorney Presentation)


December 9, 2020:  Advocating for Your Child with Autism (Parent/Attorney Presentation)


January 13, 2021:  Advocating for Your Child with Dyslexia (Parent/Attorney Presentation)


February 10, 2021: Affordable Advocacy Tips for Parents (Attorney Presentation)

March 10, 2021:  What Do These Child Study Team Evaluations Mean? (Guest Speaker)


April 28, 2021:  It is All in the Numbers…The Facts about Progress Monitoring (Guest Speaker)


May 12, 2021:  End of Year Celebration (Parent Networking-Q&A Session)

2021-2022 Empowerment Parent Workshops


Testimonials By Parents

"The Empowerment Parent Workshops were a lifeline for my husband and I as we navigated the IEP process. It was incredibly rewarding to be surrounded and supported by other parents walking the same journey. Norma connected us to knowledgeable, compassionate experts who shared their tools and wisdom, teaching us how to confidently advocate for our children. Her expertise regarding special education law, years of experience working with schools from elementary to college level and passion for helping families when they need it the most makes her an invaluable resource. "