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!
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.
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!
A successful transition process is based on the student strengths, preferences and interests, and requires collaboration between the student, family, school district and community agencies. Transition planning and services are designed to prepare a student with a disability to achieve his or her post-secondary goals related to living, learning and earning within the community.
In this training you will learn what is required by educational entities in planning and preparing for a student’s transition from high school to adult life. Parents and other participants will also be given the opportunity to:
- Identify key actions that should take place during a young adults’ journey to adult life in order to be best prepared;
- review necessary components of the IEP for Post-Secondary Transition planning
- become familiar with various tools and assessments that will strengthen the transition process and assure preparatory activities are targeted and purposeful
Parents will be given a comprehensive resource binder which will include general information, regulation requirements and transition planning tools.
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!
It’s time for Kindergarten!
When is my child eligible for kindergarten?
How will special education services differ in elementary school?
What if I choose not to send my child to kindergarten at the district?
Bring your questions!
All families and early childhood professionals from CNY are welcome!
This is a big transition for both parents, teachers, and preschool children. Come with your questions and take away lots of great info!
During this workshop, representatives from ECDC and SUPAC will share information regarding preschool annual reviews, the transition/CSE eligibility meeting, the differences between preschool special education services and school age special education services, process, and procedures and Kindergarten readiness. Teachers and providers will learn strategies to support families and children through this transition.
WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm
WHERE: OCM BOCES, Cayuga Conference Room, 110 Ellwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY
RSVP online by March 8th: http://supac.org/training/register-supac-trainings/
This workshop is sponsored by the Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) and the Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC), the Mid-State Region Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Center.