Events Calendar

Understanding the IEP @ Ray Middle School, Large Group Instruction Room
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.


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!

NYSED Blue Print: Improving Educational Results for Students with Disabilities @ Exceptional Family Resources
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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:  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.

Understanding Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Oneida High School
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Understanding Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Oneida High School | Oneida | New York | United States

Presented by
Kristine O’Brien, Parent Outreach Specialist Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC)
Mid-State Region Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Center
Carol Watros
Central 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, students and guardians 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.

CANCELLED — Understanding Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ CiTi Oswego County BOCES, East 22, Meeting Room 133
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
CANCELLED -- Understanding Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ CiTi Oswego County BOCES, East 22, Meeting Room 133 | Mexico | New York | United States

THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  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

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

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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