presented by Kristine O’Brien, Training Specialist @ SUPAC and Colleen Crisell Transition Specialist Mid-State RSE-TASC
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.
This event is FREE, but registration is required.
To register on-line go to www.familyrn.org and click on the News & Events link and the Event Calendar. To register by phone call Shelley at 607-437-0077.
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 6: Post-Secondary Transition Planning in the IEP
Post-Secondary Transition is planning and preparing for one’s future after high school while still in school. In this workshop, you will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also learn the answers to the following questions and more:
- What does Post-Secondary Transition mean?
- When should planning begin for transition from school to the adult world?
- Who is involved in the transition process?
- What does transition planning look like in the IEP?
This training is open to all families that want to learn about transition planning for students with IEPs and is highly recommended for families of students in Middle School and High School
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!
Presented by Kristine O’Brien, Training Specialist, SUPAC and Patty Ordway-Bennet Transition Specialist, Mid-State RSE TASC
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; and
- 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.
Sponsored by ESM School Districts and open to the public.
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.
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!
Presenter: Kristine O’Brien, Training Specialist – SUPAC
Where: EFR 1820 Lemoyne Ave., Syracuse NY 13208
When: Thursday April 19, 2018
Time: Noon to 2pm Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided
Cost: Our workshops are FREE & open to the public; MSC can receive a 2-hour certificate
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-1462 Ext. 337 Registration is required. (OPWDD Family Education & Training (FET) credit is available)
The mission of the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Special Education, is to ensure that students with disabilities have opportunities to benefit from high-quality instruction, to reach the same standards as all students, and to leave school prepared to successfully transition to post school learning, living and working. Through this process, there are essential and fundamental procedural rights and protections afforded by federal and State law both to parents and students with disabilities.
NYSED has developed a Blue Print for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities. This SUPAC training will walk participants through the Blue Print’s seven core principles to help them develop a better understanding of each.