March 20, 2019 –
Family Connections: Meaningful Engagement in the Special Education Process
A Special Series for Parents/Guardians and Family Members
Open to Parents of All School Districts
Session 3: Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook and What Works Portfolio
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. We will assist participants in creating a “What Works Portfolio" to include in the binder.
All parents, family members, and guardians 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. Finger Lakes Independence Center-FLIC is pleased to host this three-part Family Connections Series presented by Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center–SUPAC. 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!