Civil rights for parents and children – March 20

NSPAC (the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council) has teamed with the Hudson PAC to bring a presentation on civil rights for parents and children.

The Special Education PACs want to ensure that parents understand when their families are being discriminated against:

Knowing your rights and how to exercise them is key to ensuring your family is treated equally.

On Thursday, March 20th, the Office of Civil rights will explain:

  • Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, disability, and age by any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance
  • The responsibilities and role of OCR
  • How to file a complaint when you experience or witness discrimination
  • How due process under IDEA and OCR complaints vary.

The free presentation will take place from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Hudson Town Hall Auditorium, 78 Main Street Hudson.

Registration is encouraged (through www.nspac.org) but walk-ins are welcome.

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