The Arc@School

Advocacy Curriculum 


Do you find the Special Education process confusing?

You can learn how to better support students with disabilities with The Arc@School Advocacy Curriculum.

We know that determining and implementing the services a student with disabilities needs at school can be overwhelming and confusing. Whether you are a parent, educator, service provider, or non-attorney advocate, we are here to help!

The Arc@School’s Advocacy Curriculum provides the basic information needed to navigate the special education system, including early intervention services, individualized education programs (IEPs), Section 504, and more.

This program is available to everyone for just $99 and when you use The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties’ promo code (thearc1418), you will receive a $5 discount.

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Curriculum Components

The Arc@School’s Advocacy Curriculum includes eight modules on the topics below. Each module is about an hour long and includes a pre-test, a listening guide, narrated videos, a post-test, and additional resources.

Building a Foundation for Advocacy • IDEA and Early Intervention Services • IDEA and Special Education Services • Anatomy of an IEP • Procedural Safeguards • Section 504 • Educational Records • Advocacy Skills

Who can benefit from The Arc@School Advocacy Curriculum? 



Learn to advocate for the services and supports your child needs.

Educators & Service Providers


Understand what is required by law to support your students with disabilities.

Get the information you need to better serve your students with disabilities and build relationships with their families.



Help students with disabilities and their families understand the educational services and supports available to them and effectively advocate for appropriate services.

Additional Information

How long do I have to complete the curriculum?

While the curriculum is self-paced, you must complete it in less than six months. If you have not completed the curriculum within the six-month timeframe, you will need to email to request additional access.

What do I get once I complete it?

Once you have completed the entire curriculum, you will receive a certificate of completion and you will be given online access to all of the curriculum materials. Please note that the certificate of completion does not guarantee earning of continuing education credits, because every state, school district, and professional organization has its own standards and requirements. Contact your state education agency, local school district, or professional organization to determine whether the curriculum will be accepted for professional development.

Need more information?

See our Frequently Asked Questions, view our printable brochure, and watch the introductory videos below.


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