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
24
Tue
The Special Education Process @ Finger Lakes Independence Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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…

The presentation will end at 11:30am and then there will be time for a Q&A at the end if parents and guardians want to stay.

 

 

 

Oct
25
Wed
HANDWRITING & TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES @ Ihaca Marriott Downtown
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Handwriting can be a difficult task, especially for students with developmental disabilities.  This course will teach strategies to promote improved handwriting using technology. Technology is motivating for children and it’s wonderful if it can be paired with academics.  This course is for parents of children of all ages, from preschool to teenagers!  A variety of apps will be demonstrated including:

  • Apps to encourage proper letter formation for preschool aged children
  • Apps to promote handwriting practice and written expression for school aged students
  • Apps for handwriting compensation techniques for secondary students

If possible, please bring your devices to practice along with the instructor.

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:

Kim Wiggins OT/L is an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics.  She has been speaking nationally since 2011.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  This event is free. Deadline to register is October 20, 2017. FOR QUESTIONS OR TO REGISTER BY PHONE CALL SHELLEY AT 607-437-0077.

PARENT REGISTRATION:

Email:  register@familyrn.org

Please include the names of individuals attending, phone number, county of residence and indicate if your loved one has OPWDD eligibility.

Please put “Technology” on the subject line of your email.

PROVIDER REGISTRATION:

Email: register@familyrn.org

Please include the names of individuals attending and contact phone number.  Please put “Technology” on the subject line of your email.

Sponsored by The Family Resource Network, Inc. and The Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center.

 

Nov
2
Thu
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Rome Free Academy
Nov 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Kristine O’Brien, SUPAC Training Specialist and Carol Watros, RSE TASC Transition Specialist

Thinking 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.

We encourage parents and guardians of Middle School and High School Students to attend!

 

Nov
7
Tue
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Dryden High School Library
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This is part of a series with Dryden Central Schools; however, parents can come to both or one.  The other training session is scheduled for October 18th.

Thinking 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.

In collaboration with RSE-TASC.

Nov
8
Wed
SCSD Parent University Engagement Series: Session 2: The Special Education Process @ Huntington Family Center
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 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 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. 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!



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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