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March 2017

Raise The Age Town Hall

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Town Hall meeting on HB 280 - Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act - legislation introduced that would "Raise the Age" of juvenile jurisdiction here in North Carolina from 15 to 17. Panelists: • The Honorable Regan Miller, Chief District Court Judge, Mecklenburg County •Andrew Murray, District Attorney, Mecklenburg County •Mujtaba Mohammed, Assistant Public Defender •Pat Cotham, Mecklenburg County Commissioner •Shamieka Dixon, MD, Pediatrician, Teen Health Connection The story is simple. North Carolina is one of two states in the US that automatically…

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April 2017

First Wed – Special Ed Conflict Resolution

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spec Ed Training

Topic: Special Education Conflict Resolution – Options for When You Disagree with the School System Feel like your child’s IEP is not being followed? Disagree with the school about your child’s placement or amount of special education services? Not sure what to do about it? Sometimes advocating for your child at an IEP meeting may not be enough to resolve disagreements with the school system. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides several ways to resolve conflicts that may…

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Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend 2017

April 20 - April 21

The Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend has traditionally been held every other  year – but they are mixing it up a little and offering some great events on this “off” year. Thursday will feature a number of restaurant & wine pairing dinners featuring world-world-renowned wineries paired with some of the best local cuisine.  Guest will enjoy a four-course meal prepared by a local celebrity chef paired with exquisite wines.  Various locations. Big Bottles & Blues on Friday is a casual…

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May 2017

First Wed – School Discipline/Children with Disabilities

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spec Ed Training

Topic: School Discipline for Children with Disabilities – IEP, FBA, BIP, MDR, OSS, ISS…What Does This Alphabet Soup Mean? Find out how to decipher all the acronyms and learn more about school discipline processes. Data retrieved from the Office for Civil Rights shows that students with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by school disciplinary decisions. These decisions often result in suspensions and exclusions from school which impedes the child’s learning and overall academic achievement. Often the suspensions are for behaviors that…

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