Collaborate/Advocate/Navigate (CAN) is an umbrella for three programs that are designed to provide education and training opportunities, resource coordination, and support to individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, therapists, and the community at large.
Our mission is to ensure individuals with disabilities have access to education, recreation, employment and community integration in the least restrictive environment possible.
This wrap-around approach increases the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to achieve self-determination, integration and inclusion in all areas of community life through access to information, training and support for all stake holders.
Our CAN website offers users an opportunity to focus on the information that best fits their needs.
The We CAN path offers information and resources that will assist educators and those that serve individuals with an IEP support students be successful by providing information on ways to provide students with IEPs active and meaningful engagement in the common core curriculum. Information to provide a more thorough understanding of the special education process and requirements is also included. Educators will also benefit from the We CAN Forum, designed to allow a confidential opportunity for educators to share experiences, concerns, and successes. We CAN also offers an Ask The Expert option for educators to reach out to one of our many experts with specific questions.
The Parents CAN path is designed to empower parents, helping them to become equal members of their child’s individualized education program team and part of the decision making process through education and training on the special education process, as well as through collaborative strategies.
The I CAN path offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to connect with others through our Meet Up activities and calendar listings. Users will also have access to resources supporting integration and independent living.