Why does advocacy matter? We all want to give our students the best education possible, but how do we advocate for them when challenges arise? Family engagement in schooling is a key indicator for student success but knowing where and how to start can be daunting for many parents and caregivers. Join us as we explore ways to work with school staff to create the best learning environment for each student's unique needs. We’ll discuss parent and student rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, options for assessments, available resources, and take a look at realistic expectations.