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Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at
the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the
IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents
will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP Process.
The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services,
a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to
have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if
there is a disagreement about evaluation.
This training will focus on the skills of how to be an effective advocate, why you should advocate for your child, and how to know your options. Learn the importance of what documents to gather and keep as well as organizing your child’s records and files. We will also discuss how to communicate more effectively with your child’s school district and the importance of working collaboratively to solve problems.
Thursday, October 13th, 2022 – Special Education Law: A Brief Overview
Thursday, November 10th, 2022- Special Education: What I Need to Know
Thursday, December 8th, 2022 – The Art of Effective Advocacy
In order to be effective when advocating for your child’s education, you need to understand the
laws that can impact their educational experience. This training will provide an overview of
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Family Educational Right to Privacy Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act,
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it,
prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for
an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies
for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for
Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.