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/.

Jan
25
Wed
How to Involve and Encourage Student Participation in the IEP Process @ Hillside Children's Center YFCF Office
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
I am the "I" in IEP

I am the “I” in IEP

Student participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning process improves both in-school and post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.  When parents, school staff, and those participating in the IEP planning process prepare students effectively to participate in their IEP meetings the students learn self-advocacy skills and take an active role in their own  IEP development. 

During this training parents will engage in strength based activities as well as take home many great tools and strategies to involve their child in the IEP Process.

DATES, LOCATIONS, AND/OR TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATED INFORMATION.

 

 

 

Jan
26
Thu
Lunch and Learn Webinar Series Part 2: Involving Your Child in the Special Education Process
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn Webinar Series Part 2: Involving Your Child in the Special Education Process

It is important for your child to be involved in their educational planning and they must be invited to attend Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings where transition goals and services will be discussed. Please join SUPAC as they discuss the ways to involve children in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.  This training encourages families and students of all ages to attend as it is never too early to learn skills to be involved.

This session will be streamed live.  You will receive information on how to connect online once you have registered.

DATES, LOCATIONS, AND/OR TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATED INFORMATION.

Feb
2
Thu
Lunch and Learn Webinar Part 3: Preparing for Your Child’s Annual Committee on Special Education (CSE) Meeting
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An annual review is a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting to plan for the next school year. Studies have shown that student and family involvement is critical in the success of their Individualized Education Program (IEP). This session will give family members, with children of all ages, tips and resources to prepare for this meeting.

This session will be streamed live.  You will receive information on how to connect online once you have registered.

DATES, LOCATIONS, AND/OR TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATED INFORMATION.

Feb
9
Thu
SCSD Parent University: Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook @ Professional Development Center
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Part of a Parent Engagement Series Provided for SCSD’s Parent University by SUPAC

This make and take workshop provides parents with the tools necessary to effectively and proactively prepare for the school year ahead and the CSE Meeting. “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.

DATES, LOCATIONS, AND/OR TOPICS ARE  SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATED INFORMATION.

 

Mar
8
Wed
Cortland Family Connections Series: Transition Planning in the IEP @ Cortland City School District Kaufman Center
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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 5:  Transition Planning in the IEP

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.


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.



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
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