Events Calendar

Jan
11
Thu
SCSD Parent University Engagement Series: Session 3: Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook @ Professional Development Center, Suite 1D
Jan 11 @ 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 3:  Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook

This make and take workshop provides parents with the tools necessary to effectively and proactively prepare for the school year and beyond. “Getting Organized” will encourage parents to work collaboratively with their school team, organize their records, learn what records to keep, and what to put in writing.

A Special Education binder will be provided at this training. Be sure to bring a picture of your child, work samples, IEP, progress reports, and any additional items you want to include in your binder.


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!

Jan
16
Tue
Effective Communication Between Schools and Families: The Key to Success (NYSED Vetted) @ Ray Middle School, Large Group Instruction Room
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This NYSED vetted training was developed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. The modules contained within this training are intended to help Families and School Personnel to build their communication skills in their role as a CSE team member that is consistent with State laws and regulations. The goals of this training are:

  • Participants will understand both their role and the student’s role in the Special Education process.
  • Participants will understand the barriers that interfere with effective communication and strategies to overcome the barriers.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the essential elements of effective communication.
  • Participants will learn about strategies and tools that will establish and maintain effective collaboration between families and schools.

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!

Jan
25
Thu
CPSE/CSE Parent Member Training @ OCM BOCES Canandaguia Room
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: this session is currently FULL. If you are a parent and would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email SUPAC at supac@syr.edu

 

Presented by:

Erica Morat, Mid State Regional Special Education Training Specialist
Central Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC)

Kristine O’Brien, Parent Outreach Specialist
Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC)
The Mid-State Special Education Technical Assistance Parent Center

The Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) in collaboration with the Mid-State and Central Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC) provides this NYSED vetted training. This three and a half hour training is designed to certify individuals to become a CPSE/CSE Parent Member while ensuring that all members of the CPSE/CSE team work together effectively. The target audience is current or soon-to-be parent members of the CPSE/CSE. It is designed to assist all parent members of the CPSE/CSE in building their base of knowledge about the Committee process and to fulfill their role on the Committee as defined by New York State regulations. Participants will learn the steps of the special education process, basic vocabulary, laws, and regulations pertaining to students with disabilities and understand a child’s special education rights.  As mentioned, this training is designed for those parents looking to fulfill the education requirement to become a CPSE/CSE Parent Member; however, all parents wanting to learn more about the special education process are encouraged to attend. Participants who are planning to be CPSE/CSE Parent Members will receive a certificate to share with their School District.

Chairs are encouraged to attend with a Parent Member. This is a free training; however, registration is required! Space is limited!

Please note that this training requires a minimum of six (6) participants. If the minimum number is not obtained, the training will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified two days before the training on whether the training will continue as planned or if the training is cancelled.

 

Jan
30
Tue
Transitioning from Preschool to School-Age Services @ Liverpool Central School District Office, Board of Education Room
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Liverpool Chairperson Deborah McGowan

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 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!

Jan
31
Wed
Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Interventions Plans (BIP): How to be a Partner with Your School District @ Liverpool Central School District Office, Board of Education Room
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This training covers topics such as:

  • What to do when your child is having behavior difficulties at school?
  • What is an FBA and BIP?
  • How to request an FBA and BIP for your child.
  • How to act as a partner with your child’s school and the Committee on Special Education (CSE) team during the FBA/BIP Process.
  • The steps the CSE team should take in developing and implementing a BIP.
  • The role of each CSE team member (teacher, parent, psychologist, administrator, etc.) in this process

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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