Outreach

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Our goal is to reach as many parents as we can, with a particular focus on parents who are typically underserved.

One of the most common questions we get from parents is, “Why didn’t you find me three years ago?”  Or two.  Or six.  With limited resources for any kind of marketing activities and materials, we do our best to “find” the parents out there who need the services we provide.

The AWARE Project employs three positions – one full-time and two part-time – whose primary roles are to work in the area of outreach.

Our Outreach Coordinator is responsible for supervising both liaison positions, ensuring that the AWARE Project maximizes its resources for reaching families who are typically underserved, including families identified as low-income, parents of children who are limited-English-proficient, parents with disabilities, parents of children attending high-poverty schools and persistently lowest-achieving schools, and parents of children who may be inappropriately identified as having disabilities.  The Coordinator also provides assistance, information, and training workshop presentations (both in-person and by webinar) to parents in our 30-county catchment area, both in English and in Spanish.

Our Hispanic Liaison  is responsible for outreach activities to Hispanic parents of children with disabilities in our 30-county catchment area and the duties include introducing the AWARE Project and its free services to families by facilitating in-person project overviews to groups of parents and other stakeholders, including faith-based groups and also by disseminating AWARE marketing materials including brochures, tip sheets, and AWARE Ambassador cards.

Our Community Liaison is responsible for outreach activities to African-American families in the Jacksonville area and the duties include introducing the AWARE Project and its free services by facilitating in-person project overviews to groups of parents and other stakeholders, including faith-based groups and also by disseminating AWARE marketing materials including brochures, tip sheets, and AWARE Ambassador cards.