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/.

Oct
5
Wed
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities: New Updates @ ARC of Oswego
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for  Students with Disabilities: New UpdatesIllustration of a cap and gown

 

Have you heard about the new graduation options for children with disabilities? This training will provide families with important information to help them become an active participant in the transition planning process. It will also help parents discover the essential, but often overlooked skills children need for life after high school.

Participants will:

  • Understand the current graduation options in NY State
  • Understand basic requirements for quality transition planning
  • Understand the importance of Career Development Occupational Studies integration

Even if you have attended this training in the past you will want to come hear the newest updates!

 

 

Oct
17
Mon
Transition Planning : Getting Started @ Kelberman Center
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

 

 

 

 

Oct
19
Wed
Cortland Family Connections Series: The Special Education Process @ Cortland City School District Kaufman Center
Oct 19 @ 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 2:  The Special Education Process

The special education process can be complex and difficult to navigate for many families. This training will cover everything you need to know from referral to resolving disagreements. Some of the items we cover are:

  • Timelines
  • Referral process
  • Evaluations
  • Eligibility
  • IEP development and implementation
  • And much more…

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.

Oct
20
Thu
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities: New Updates @ Advocates Inc,
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for  Students with Disabilities: New UpdatesIllustration of a cap and gown

 

Have you heard about the new graduation options for children with disabilities? This training will provide families with important information to help them become an active participant in the transition planning process. It will also help parents discover the essential, but often overlooked skills children need for life after high school.

Participants will:

  • Understand the current graduation options in NY State
  • Understand basic requirements for quality transition planning
  • Understand the importance of Career Development Occupational Studies integration

Even if you have attended this training in the past you will want to come hear the newest updates from NYSED!

Oct
25
Tue
Utica Family Engagement Series: The Special Education Process @ MVPC Pinefield
Oct 25 @ 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 1:  The Special Education Process

The special education process can be complex and difficult to navigate for many families. This training will cover everything you need to know from referral to resolving disagreements. Some of the items we cover are:

  • Timelines
  • Referral process
  • Evaluations
  • Eligibility
  • IEP development and implementation
  • And much more…

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


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!

 



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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