Advocate Renay Zamloot Event
Effective Communication in the IEP Process - For Parents of Students with Disabilities:
Conducted by Renay Zamloot, Education Advocate
Effective communication is key to securing appropriate services. Ms. Zamloot will provide you with tools and strategies you can use at your next IEP meeting. Her unique perspective on the IEP process and unconventional communication style will change the way you view your role as an IEP team member. Ms. Zamloot is not an attorney and her ideas should not be construed as legal advice.
Renay Zamloot is a professional Education Advocate for children and young adults (ages 3-21) with disabilities who has been assisting families in securing appropriate educational services since 1995. She participates in hundreds of meetings per year including: IEP Meetings, Mediation Conferences, 504 Conferences, Manifestation Determination Meetings and other related meetings. Her creative approach to problem-solving in conjunction with her extensive experience working across disabilities, has resulted in unique and truly individualized programs being developed for the students she serves. Ms. Zamloot is the current President of the Special Education Leadership Council of NJ, Recipient of SPAN’s 2004 Diana Cuthbertson Parent-Professional Collaboration Award, a Graduate of the Special Education Advocacy Training Project jointly sponsored by the US Department of Education, University of Southern California and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused children in NJ and a TASH Trainer on the prevention of the use of restraint and seclusion. She regularly participates in national and statewide conferences, workshops and other training programs to remain current on legislative changes and trends in education. She is a member of the NJ Coalition for Special Education Funding Reform, NJ Special Education Practitioners’ Group and Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. Ms. Zamloot conducts workshops and presentations on subjects such as: “Understanding the IEP Process,” “Advanced Advocacy Strategies,” “Effective Parent-Professional Communication in the IEP Process,” “The Impact of Funding Cuts on the IEP Process,” and more for School Districts, Parent Groups, and other organizations throughout the state of NJ including: Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, William Paterson University, Autism NJ, ASPEN, CHADD, SPAN, NJPTA and many others. She is actively involved in numerous initiatives on the local, state and federal levels to support the rights of students with disabilities and their families.