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/.

Mar
29
Wed
Spring 2017 Family Empowerment Series Session #1 @ Cayuga Community College (Staff Dining Room)
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Spring 2017 Family Empowerment Series Session #1 @ Cayuga Community College (Staff Dining Room) | Auburn | New York | United States

FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SERIES

Presented by Starbridge and SUPAC

A combination of in-person and online learning sessions

ARE YOU A FAMILY MEMBER OF A CHILD WHO HAS DISABILITIES?

Take part in a free, seven-session training to learn about the special education process and acquire skills to effectively advocate for your child! Please note: you must participate in BOTH the in person and online workshops to graduate from this series.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Classification, evaluation, and placement options
  • Positive interaction between schools and families
  • Successful methods to approach CSE/CPSE meetings
  • RTI, IEP and 504 plans
  • Transition – planning and how to proceed

This series is open to all families of children with developmental, educational and suspected disabilities.

FULL SERIES RUNS FROM MARCH 29 TO MAY 17

IN PERSON WORKSHOPS: MARCH 29, APRIL 12, MAY 3 AND MAY 17
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 2:00pm

Bring your own lunch. Snacks and water will be available.

ONLINE WORKSHOPS: APRIL 5, APRIL 26 AND MAY 10

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions–in person and online learning–as each session builds upon the previous session.  It you have a scheduling conflict with a session, please contact SUPAC @ 315-443-4336 prior to registering.

Starbridge and SUPAC are able to provide this workshop for free thanks to the support of grants from local, regional, and national funders.

Apr
1
Sat
CLOSED TRAINING for Fulton School District
Apr 1 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

This training is for this group only and is CLOSED to the public. To see descriptions of our most popular trainings, visit: http://supac.org/training/previous-trainings/; to schedule a training in your area, visit: http://supac.org/training/schedule-training-supac/.

If you have questions or want more information please contact SUPAC at 315-443-4336, call toll free at 877-824-9555, or email us at SUPAC@syr.edu.

Apr
5
Wed
Spring 2017 Family Empowerment Series Session #2
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Spring 2017 Family Empowerment Series Session #2 @ Auburn | New York | United States

FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SERIES

Presented by Starbridge and SUPAC

A combination of in-person and online learning sessions

ARE YOU A FAMILY MEMBER OF A CHILD WHO HAS DISABILITIES?

Take part in a free, seven-session training to learn about the special education process and acquire skills to effectively advocate for your child! Please note: you must participate in BOTH the in person and online workshops to graduate from this series.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Classification, evaluation, and placement options
  • Positive interaction between schools and families
  • Successful methods to approach CSE/CPSE meetings
  • RTI, IEP and 504 plans
  • Transition – planning and how to proceed

This series is open to all families of children with developmental, educational and suspected disabilities.

FULL SERIES RUNS FROM MARCH 29 TO MAY 17

IN PERSON WORKSHOPS: MARCH 29, APRIL 12, MAY 3 AND MAY 17
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 2:00pm

Bring your own lunch. Snacks and water will be available.

ONLINE WORKSHOPS: APRIL 5, APRIL 26 AND MAY 10

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions–in person and online learning–as each session builds upon the previous session.  It you have a scheduling conflict with a session, please contact SUPAC @ 315-443-4336 prior to registering.

Starbridge and SUPAC are able to provide this workshop for free thanks to the support of grants from local, regional, and national funders.

Cortland Family Connections Series: Understanding Diploma and Credential Options @ Cortland City School District Kaufman Center
Apr 5 @ 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 6:  Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

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

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.

Apr
11
Tue
How to Involve and Encourage Student Participation in the IEP Process @ ARC of Oswego County
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
How to Involve and Encourage Student Participation in the IEP Process @ ARC of Oswego County | Fulton | New York | United States

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.

Training is Free and Registration is Required



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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