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/.

Dec
8
Thu
SCSD Parent University Series: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Interventions Plans (BIP): How to be a Partner with Your School District @ Professional Development Center
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SCSD Parent University Series: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Interventions Plans (BIP): How to be a Partner with Your School District @ Professional Development Center | Syracuse | New York | United States

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

This training covers topics such as:

  • What to do when your child is having behavior difficulties at school?
  • What is an FBA and BIP?
  • How to request an FBA and BIP for your child.
  • How to act as a partner with your child’s school and the Committee on Special Education (CSE) team during the FBA Process.
  • The steps the CSE team should take in developing and implementing a BIP.
  • The role of each CSE team member (teacher, parent, psychologist, administrator, etc.) in this process.

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

 

Jan
10
Tue
Utica Family Engagement Series: Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings @ MVPC Pinefield
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A FAMILY SERIES: MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
A Special Family Engagement Series
Hosted by Family Support in CNY and MVPC Pinefield

SESSION 5: Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings

This training covers:

  • 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

Every parent walks away with a notebook filled with resources that will help them navigate the special education process.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. There is a  minimum of  8 registrations required to host the series.  Questions?  Contact Joan Godlewski at 315-794-4590

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


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. This series is 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
18
Wed
Cortland Family Connections Series: Getting Organized @ Cortland City School District Kaufman Center
Jan 18 @ 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 4: Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings

This training covers:

  • 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

Every parent walks away with a notebook filled with resources that will help them navigate the special education process.


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.

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
TEL 315-443-4336 | Toll-free 877-824-9555 | FAX 315-443-4338 | supac@syr.edu
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