"Empower Your Parent Voice" is a cable program produced and co-hosted by Diane Cannava and Pat Minishak. Individual shows highlight the one-step-at-a-time approach involved in finding, developing, utilizing, and maintaining an empowered parent voice. Discussions emphasize the necessary "personal skills" and "technical knowledge" essential for parents to possess in the role as their child's "best advocate".

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S1Ep1.pngS1/Ep1: Finding Your Parent Voice: "Responsibilities of a Life-Long Advocate
This initial presentation guides parents in evaluating their Parent Voice by exploring some key questions that measure their current knowledge concerning their child's holistic well-being and educational planning. 

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S2Ep1.pngS2/Ep1: Developing Your Knowledgeable Parent Voice: "Personal Groundwork" 
Series 2 emphasizes the need for personal skills development by parents with the first step being the adoption of the idea of Change in the role as their child's key decision maker. 

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S2Ep2.pngS2/Ep2:  Developing Your Knowledgeable Parent Voice: "Personal Groundwork - Part 2"
 
This continued discussion of personal skills development concentrates on being properly prepared and well-organized through the means of compiling a Parent-Friendly Advocate Tool Kit (PFAT-Kit). 

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S2Ep3.pngS2/Ep3: Developing Your Knowledgeable Parent Voice: "Effective Communication"
The skills of Active Listening and Effective Speaking are highlighted as to their importance in fostering a more skilled and proactive Parent Voice. 

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S2Ep4.pngS2/Ep4: Developing Your Knowledgeable Parent Voice: "Effective Communication -Part 2"
Approaching Writing Skills as a process and not as a chore is illustrated as to its importance in the further development of a more skilled and proactive  Parent Voice. 

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S2Ep5.pngS2/Ep5: Developing Your Knowledgeable Parent Voice: "Win-Win, Conflict Resolution"
The concepts of a positive mindset and controlled behavior are discussed as to their significance in parents regulating their emotional climate as a problem solver in the role as their child's "best" Advocate. 

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S3Ep1.pngS3/Ep1: Proactive Behaviors: "Your Child's Report Card"
Discussion concentrates on parent responsibilities that encourage student academic success resulting in sustained achievement level for learning. A desired, rather than dreaded report card. 

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S3Ep2.pngS3/Ep2: Proactive Behaviors: "Spring Ahead - Your Child's Educational Life"
Spring cleaning and spring inventory of a parent's responsibilities during the last quarter of their child's academic year. 

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S3Ep3.pngS3/Ep3: Proactive Behaviors: "Transitional Planning"
Highlights student areas of need that necessitate transitional planning that contributes to their child's positive experience when moving from one educational program to the next. 

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S3Ep3.pngS4/Ep1: Utilizing Your Proactive Parent Voice: "Early Intervention"
Presents a quick review of already discussed "Personal Groundwork" necessary in becoming your child's best advocate. Introduces a parent's role in observing their child for potential "indicators" that may determine a need for Early Intervention services. 

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S3Ep3.pngS4/Ep2: Utilizing Your Proactive Parent Voice: "Early Intervention - Part 2"
Continuation of Early Intervention discussion that answers the questions: What is Part C of the IDEA? What is an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)?. 

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