The Learning Rights Law Center created the TIGER training program to help parents:


  • Learn their rights so that they may better advocate for their children; and

  • Help themselves through a “hands-on” teaching approach.


The TIGER program is NOT a professional advocacy program; it is designed for parents to help themselves by understanding special education and special education law. 


The program gives enrollment priority to low income families.


In order to participate in the program you must:


  • Be a Parent/Caregiver of a child with special needs

  • Fall within the Learning Rights Law Center low income guidelines

  • Be able to make a 1 year commitment for a monthly, 4-hour class;

  • Complete all assignments and readings before each class; an

  • Attend all classes and be on-time (only 2 absences are allowed).


If you are accepted into the TIGER program, you will:


  • Participate in FREE informative, challenging and practical 4-hour monthly trainings with  other parents from local communities;

  • Learn about topics specific to special education (examples: parent rights, eligibility, Individual Educational Program (IEP) requirements and resolving disputes);

  • Receive a FREE copy of our Special Education Toolkit (a $50.00 value);

  • be assigned homework to help reinforce what you have learned in class;

  • Experience a “hands-on” teaching methodology; and

  • learn to use non-adversarial advocacy skil


The 2016 TIGER Program is now accepting applications. Please download the English version here or the Spanish version here. All applications are due by November 20, 2015.


For more information please contact Cindy Plair, the TIGER and Outreach Coordinator