Supporting Educational Achievement for Minorities (SEAM) Project

Overview

Supporting Educational Achievement for Minorities (SEAM) provides bi-lingual trainings and support to minority parents and caregivers of children with disabilities in Southwest Detroit. SEAM participants include families who have infants and students up to age twenty-six, who receive special education services through the Detroit Public School system, or charter schools. The SEAM project also helps families who are not currently enrolled in educational programs and need services.

The SEAM training curriculum is intended to teach parents how to understand the educational needs of their children, increase parental school participation, promote navigation of the complex educational system, the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process and designing meaningful transition plans for students over the age of 14 that truly support community connections and create meaningful life outcomes.

Goals

The goal of the SEAM project is to improve educational services, retention and postsecondary outcomes for minority students with disabilities in Southwest Detroit by helping their families navigate the Special Education System.

Contact

Julia Hernandez
Email: juliaphernandez@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-5819

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