Serving families in the Mid-State Region of New York

Promoting meaningful parent involvement in the education of children with disabilities in the Mid-State Region of New York State

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Upcoming Trainings

PLEASE NOTE: A TIMELY REMINDER THAT DURING THE WINTER SEASON SUPAC TRAININGS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. ALL PEOPLE WHO REGISTERED WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL, THIS WEBSITE, OR CONTACT SUPAC FOR ANY UPDATES.

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To see all upcoming trainings, go to our Events Calendar.

Please contact SUPAC with any questions or concerns or to schedule a training in your region, visit http://supac.org/training/schedule-training-supac/.

Jan
10
Wed
CORTLAND FAMILY CONNECTIONS SERIES: Session 4: Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings @ Cortland City School District Kaufman Center
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FAMILY CONNECTIONS: MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
A Special Series for Parents and Family Members
Presented by SUPAC and hosted by Cortland City School District

SESSION 4: Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings

This make and take workshop provides parents with the tools necessary to effectively and proactively prepare for the school year and beyond. “Getting Organized” will encourage parents to work collaboratively with their school team, organize their records, learn what records to keep, and what to put in writing.

A Special Education binder will be provided at this training. Be sure to bring a picture of your child, work samples, IEP, progress reports, and any additional items you want to include in your binder.

This training will also cover strategies for Preparing for Your Child’s CSE Annual Review

  • Tips on preparing for child’s Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting
  • Discuss the purpose of the CSE meeting
  • Roles and responsibilities of CSE members
  • Important documentation you should have
  • What kinds of questions to ask at a CSE meeting
  • How to collaborate with CSE team members

ABOUT THIS SERIES: All parents and family members can and should have meaningful participation in their children’s education, especially when the child receives special education supports and services. Effectively communicating and collaborating with the school team is essential to improved outcomes for students with disabilities. Cortland City School District is pleased to host this six-part Family Engagement Series present by SUPAC-Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center.  Each session will provide strategies and information to build upon the next in helping families to navigate and participate in the Special Education Process for their children.

Jan
11
Thu
SCSD Parent University Engagement Series: Session 3: Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook @ Huntington Family Center
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Parent Engagement Series Provided for SCSD’s Parent University by SUPAC
Presented by Kristine O’Brien and Shana Lewis Parent Outreach Specialists at SUPAC

Session 3:  Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook

This make and take workshop provides parents with the tools necessary to effectively and proactively prepare for the school year and beyond. “Getting Organized” will encourage parents to work collaboratively with their school team, organize their records, learn what records to keep, and what to put in writing.

A Special Education binder will be provided at this training. Be sure to bring a picture of your child, work samples, IEP, progress reports, and any additional items you want to include in your binder.


ABOUT THIS SERIES: All parents and family members can and should have meaningful participation in their children’s education, especially when the child receives special education supports and services. Effectively communicating and collaborating with the school team is essential to improved outcomes for students with disabilities. SCSD is pleased to host this six-part Family Engagement Series presented by SUPAC-Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center. Each session will provide strategies and information to build upon the next in helping families to navigate and participate in the Special Education Process for their children!

Jan
16
Tue
Effective Communication Between Schools and Families: The Key to Success (NYSED Vetted) @ Ray Middle School, Large Group Instruction Room
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This NYSED vetted training was developed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. The modules contained within this training are intended to help Families and School Personnel to build their communication skills in their role as a CSE team member that is consistent with State laws and regulations. The goals of this training are:

  • Participants will understand both their role and the student’s role in the Special Education process.
  • Participants will understand the barriers that interfere with effective communication and strategies to overcome the barriers.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the essential elements of effective communication.
  • Participants will learn about strategies and tools that will establish and maintain effective collaboration between families and schools.

FAMILY CONNECTIONS: MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS

A Special Series for Parents and Family Members Hosted by Baldwinsville Central Schools and Open to Parents of all School Districts

All parents and family members can and should have meaningful participation in their children’s education, especially when the child receives special education supports and services. Effectively communicating and collaborating with the school team is essential to improved outcomes for students with disabilities. Baldwinsville Central Schools is pleased to host this four-part Family Engagement Series present by SUPAC-Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center.  Each session will provide strategies and information to build upon the next in helping families to navigate and participate in the Special Education Process for their children!

Jan
25
Thu
CPSE/CSE Parent Member Training @ OCM BOCES Canandaguia Room
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: this session is currently FULL. If you are a parent and would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email SUPAC at supac@syr.edu

 

Presented by:

Erica Morat, Mid State Regional Special Education Training Specialist
Central Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC)

Kristine O’Brien, Parent Outreach Specialist
Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC)
The Mid-State Special Education Technical Assistance Parent Center

The Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) in collaboration with the Mid-State and Central Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC) provides this NYSED vetted training. This three and a half hour training is designed to certify individuals to become a CPSE/CSE Parent Member while ensuring that all members of the CPSE/CSE team work together effectively. The target audience is current or soon-to-be parent members of the CPSE/CSE. It is designed to assist all parent members of the CPSE/CSE in building their base of knowledge about the Committee process and to fulfill their role on the Committee as defined by New York State regulations. Participants will learn the steps of the special education process, basic vocabulary, laws, and regulations pertaining to students with disabilities and understand a child’s special education rights.  As mentioned, this training is designed for those parents looking to fulfill the education requirement to become a CPSE/CSE Parent Member; however, all parents wanting to learn more about the special education process are encouraged to attend. Participants who are planning to be CPSE/CSE Parent Members will receive a certificate to share with their School District.

Chairs are encouraged to attend with a Parent Member. This is a free training; however, registration is required! Space is limited!

Please note that this training requires a minimum of six (6) participants. If the minimum number is not obtained, the training will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified two days before the training on whether the training will continue as planned or if the training is cancelled.

 

Jan
29
Mon
Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Understanding Social Emotional Development @ OCM BOCES, Owasco Room
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: this session is currently FULL. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email SUPAC at supac@syr.edu.

 

Participants will learn:

  • Strategies to support parents’ facilitation of their children’s social emotional development
  • Social emotional developmental milestones for young children birth to five years
  • Evidence-based strategies for teaching emotional literacy activities to young children
  • How to successfully transition from Early Childhood programs to Kindergarten

There will be a one-hour lunch on your own.

Presented by:

  • Central Early Childhood Direction Center
  • Resource Center for Independent Living
  • Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center
  • Central RSE-TASC
  • Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center

Please register by January 22, 2018 



To see all upcoming trainings, go to our Events Calendar

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Resources

SUPAC offers a variety of excellent resources to help parents understand and advocate for their children and family members with disabilities. Here you will find access to many downloadable resource handouts.

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SUPAC, the Mid-State Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Center, is funded through a contract with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education and seeks to empower parents to become meaningfully involved in their children’s education through school, family, and community partnerships. SUPAC is a project of the Center on Human Policy and is located on the Syracuse University campus.

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