This committee is responsible for defining the criteria for inclusion in the Professional Directory Listing. The committee’s long-term goal is to investigate and establish credentialing for Massachusetts special education advocates.
This committee is responsible for diversifying the organization’s income streams through acquiring sponsorships, grants, in-kind and monetary donations, matching gifts, and engaging in fundraising activities.
This committee is responsible for monitoring the ongoing financial status of the organization, facilitating strategic thinking within the Board about short – and long-term financial sustainability, and developing the annual budget.
Legal, Policy, Bylaw Committee
This committee shall be responsible for overseeing the review and update of bylaws and policies and submitting these for approval to the Board. This committee also shall be consulted should a Legal issue arise. This committee shall also maintain a Policy Manual outlining best practices for executing the bylaws, policies, and supplementary information.
This committee is responsible for developing membership. This committee also manages the election process.
This committee is responsible for nominations.
Professional Development Committee
This committee is responsible for developing and implementing, with the approval of the Board, the organization’s educational and informational programs. It shall produce an annual program of educational and training meetings.
Conference and School Fair Committee
This committee is responsible for conferences and school fairs.
Public Relations/Marketing Committee
This committee is responsible for the planning and coordination of publicity and public relations including social media efforts.
Systemic Advocacy Committee
This committee is responsible for identifying areas of concern for students with disabilities and working to make changes on their behalf. The activities of the committee will include:
- Identifying systemic barriers to accessing educational justice
- Identifying & presenting concerns to present to the SEAP & DESE
- Creating & implement an action plan from the law school project which will define:
- What to share with DESE
- What to refer to partner/agencies for action
- How to educate, engage, and activate SPaN’s members and the special education community at large in support of change.
This committee is responsible to make recommendations, and/or provide advice related to: 1. The technology that is used to operate our professional development programs (sound equipment, cameras, projectors, etc.) 2. The applications, websites, databases, and other programs that are required to operate the organization. (Microsoft, Constant Contact, Go-Daddy, register.com, iPage, etc.)
Advocacy Network, Inc.
177 Huntington Ave Ste 1703,
PMB 52476, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Email: [email protected]