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.

You can register for our trainings online!

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/.

Aug
24
Thu
WEBINAR! Positive Start to the School Year
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A Positive Start to the School Year

We will discuss proactive tips to help make your child’s start to the new school year a success.  The training will offer a collection of strategies and ideas that help to introduce your child and communicate their strengths and needs to the new school team.

Back to School

Aug
29
Tue
Effective Communication Between Schools and Families @ Hillside Children's Center
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Effective Communication Between Schools and Families @ Hillside Children's Center | Fulton | New York | United States

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.

This Training is free but Registration is Required.

Aug
30
Wed
Transition Planning 101: Getting Started with IEP Transition Plans @ Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc., ATI Community Room
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Transition Planning 101: Getting Started with IEP Transition Plans @ Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc., ATI Community Room | Cortland | New York | United States

Post-Secondary Transition is planning and preparing for one’s future after high school while still in school. In this workshop, you will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).  You will also learn the answers to the following questions and more:

  • What does Post-Secondary Transition mean?
  • When should planning begin for transition from school to the adult world?
  • Who is involved in the transition process?
  • What does transition planning look like in the IEP?

This training is open to all families that want to learn about transition planning for students with IEPs and is highly recommended for families of students in Middle School and High School

Sep
14
Thu
Understanding the IEP @ Family Advocacy Center (Deerfield)
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Understanding the IEP @ Family Advocacy Center (Deerfield) | Utica | New York | United States

The IEP is the cornerstone of the special education process. “Understanding the IEP” walks families through the New York State standard IEP form and helps them to understand the various components of the IEP, how it impacts their child’s education program, who writes the IEP, and what individualized means. “Understanding the IEP” will also provide families with tips and tools to participate in the IEP development process to help promote positive education outcomes.

This Presentation is Free—Registration is Required

Please RSVP to Karen DeGouff (315-797-8630) by 9/12/17.

Sep
27
Wed
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Advocates, Inc.
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Illustration of a cap and gownThinking about what you want to do after high school is exciting.  Preparation for that journey is key while you are still in school.  Parents/guardians and students and need to learn the requirements for graduation. A high school diploma is achieved through mastering state academic standards, passing required tests and courses and earning credits. In this training, we will explain the different requirements for the Regents and Local Diploma. We will also discuss how students can use their strengths to achieve a diploma through multiple pathways. We will explore the importance of career readiness skills and the credentials available. This training is sure to help you navigate which options are the best for your child.



To see all upcoming trainings, go to our Events Calendar

Resources

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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The Mid-State Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Center | 805 S. Crouse Avenue, Room 110, Syracuse, NY 13244-2280
TEL 315-443-4336 | Toll-free 877-824-9555 | FAX 315-443-4338 | supac@syr.edu
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