ADHD in School and Beyond
This workshop will provide participants with and overview Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): symptoms, treatment, and school accommodations.
Special Education: What Parents Need to Know
This workshop will explore the parent’s role in the IEP process. Parents will learn the basics of the child’s right to special education services, how the process of developing special education plans works, and the parent’s role in developing an IEP that is responsive to a child’s needs.
In this workshop you will learn about writing IEP goals that are specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and time-limited. You will learn how present levels of performance are used to write measurable goals and objectives.
Next Steps: IFSP to IEP
Families will learn about the transition process from Part C Early Intervention services to Part B preschool services. Topics include transition requirements, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Inclusion, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives.
Working it Out: Dispute Resolution under IDEA
This workshop contains basic information about options for resolving disputes related to special education. The focus is on resolving disputes early and options available to families and schools under IDEA in Maryland.
School Discipline and Positive Behavior Intervention
This training covers school disciplinary practices and trends, effects of Zero-tolerance policies, Functional Behavior Assessments, and Positive Behavioral Interventions. Participants will also learn about the importance of partnership between a child’s home and the school in order to have successful positive behavior interventions.
Extended School Year (ESY): Who, What, Why & What Else
This workshop provides an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities. Some questions (and answers) that will be discussed include: what is ESY, how does a child qualify, and what are the options?
How Will I Know if My Child is Making Progress?
Parents of children with disabilities often ask, “How will I know my child is learning and making progress?” This workshop helps parents answer that question as they learn how to gather information from special education and general education sources. Parents learn how to use this information to help their child.
Ducks in a Row
In this interactive workshop, participants learn effective ways to help transition their child with special needs into their new school setting in August, including how to prepare meaningful information packets for their child’s new team of teachers and specialists. Whether your child is progressing to the next grade, or is changing schools, all parents and caregivers will benefit from participating in this workshop.
What Are You Doing After School? IDEA Services Beyond the Classroom
Schools do more than teach children to read, write, and compute. Along with academic activities, schools usually offer extracurricular and nonacademic activities, which typically involve students of the same age and may be organized and supervised by school personnel. IDEA 2004 broadened the definition of supplementary supports and services by specifying that such aids, supports and services are provided not only in the regular classroom setting and other education-related settings, but also within extracurricular and non-academic settings. In this workshop find out how this applies to your child in his school settings.
IEP Mini Series: How to Become an Informed Effective Parent (IEP) Team Member
This exciting new two-part mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants will:
- Understand the steps of the special education process
- Understand why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs
- Learn how to become a more active and effective participant in meetings
- Understand the parts of the IEP and what they mean
Participants must attend both sessions and bring a current copy of their child’s IEP with them to both sessions.