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/.

Feb
28
Wed
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Liverpool Central School District Office, Board of Education Room
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 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.


A Special Series for Parents and Family Members
Hosted by Liverpool Central School District

The Liverpool Central School District Special Education Department is
partnering with Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center (SUPAC),
the Mid-State Special Education Parent Center, to provide several workshops.
All parents and staff are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Mar
6
Tue
Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings @ Ray Middle School, Large Group Instruction Room
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Getting Organized: Preparing for Your CSE Meetings

This training is an expansion on “Creating a Special Education Notebook” that 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.

FAMILY CONNECTIONS: MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS

A Special Series for Parents and Family Members Hosted by Baldwinsville Central Schools and Open to Parents of all School Districts

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. Baldwinsville Central Schools is pleased to host this four-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!

Mar
8
Thu
SCSD Parent University Engagement Series: Session 5: A Walk Through the IEP Individualized Education Program @ Huntington Family Center
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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 5:  A Walk Through the IEP Individualized Education Program

The IEP is the cornerstone of the special education process. “Understanding the IEP” walks families through the New York State standard IEP form and helps them to understand the various components of the IEP, how it impacts their child’s education program, who writes the IEP, and what individualized means. “Understanding the IEP” will also provide families with tips and tools to participate in the IEP development process to help promote positive education outcomes.


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!

Mar
13
Tue
Involving Your Child in the Special Education Process
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
webinar

webinar

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.

Mar
14
Wed
CORTLAND FAMILY CONNECTIONS SERIES: Session 5: Moving On: Transitioning Families from CPSE to CSE @ Cortland City School District Kaufman Center
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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: Moving On:  Transitioning Families from CPSE to CSE

In collaboration with Mid-State ECDC

The transition from preschool to elementary school can be a time of excitement and anxiety. Having a better understanding of the process can make the transition easier.

This workshop with help you:

  • Understand the transition process
  • Learn how to be an active member of the transition team
  • Understand the difference between CPSE and CSE
  • Understand the components of an IEP
  • Strategize ways to introduce new providers to your child
  • Prepare for your child’s new school and programming

Come with any question you have and we will help to answer them.

Transition is a time of opportunity and growth, celebrate it!



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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