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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!

Supporting Social Emotional Growth in Children @ Kelberman Center
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This training will provide parents with strategies to support facilitation of their children’s social emotional development. It will also give an overview of social emotional developmental milestones of children in the early years.

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


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.

**TRAINING CANCELLED** 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

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.We will post more information if this training is rescheduled. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 315-443-4336, toll free at 877-824-9555, or email us at




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!

**TRAINING CANCELLED** Tools for Parents: A Transition Focused Guide @ Liverpool Central School District Office, Board of Education Room
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.We will post more information if this training is rescheduled.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 315-443-4336, toll free at 877-824-9555, or email us at



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!

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