Meeting Archive:
Back to School Parent Advocacy Webinar

Meeting Description:

Back to School!  Parent Advocacy Webinar

You'll hear hear from two parents who've been there-not only on behalf of their own children, but working with many other parents to help them keep their children safe at school!
  • Free Live Broadcast
    • Tuesday, August 14th -  8:00 PM Eastern 
      (7 PM Central, 6 PM Mtn, 5 PM Pacific)
  • Register Now! 
    • Registration for the live webinar is limited, so please do not register unless you can participate on August 14th.
  • Can't make the live broadcast? 

Expect to learn about:

  • Safe at School campaign overview
  • School diabetes care challenges
  • Federal and state laws
  • Developing a 504 plan & strategies to overcome challenges
  • Key resources for families & schools
  • Getting involved in Safe at School

To participate in the live webinar, you will need to pre-register, and will need both a phone and an internet connection at the time of the broadcast.
Participant phone lines will be muted during the webinar, but we welcome your questions! You can submit questions when you register now, or by typing in a chatbox during the live webinar.
Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2012
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Taryn Egelanian
 Presenter Information
Crystal Jackson
Crystal is Associate Director of Legal Advocacy at the American Diabetes Association (ADA)'s National Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Her primary responsibility is managing the Association’s Safe at School Campaign. Crystal is considered a national authority on the rights of students with diabetes and has spoken at conferences throughout the country on how to effectively advocate on behalf of students with diabetes, training hundreds of parent advocates, attorneys, and health care professionals. Crystal is a parent of a child with diabetes.

Joyce Boudoin
Joyce began her work as a volunteer school advocate on behalf of her daughter, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 4. 
When the local Florida school district wanted to transfer her daughter to another school because of her diabetes Joyce successful ly advocated to keep her daughter in her home school.   Joyce is now trained as an Advanced School Advocate, and uses her training and experience to help other families by facilitating parent advocacy workshops and providing individual case assistance.