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November 2016

First Wednesdays – 504 Plans

November 2, 2016 @ 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

Our “First Wednesday” training series continues on Wednesday, November 2.   The topic for discussion will be 504 Plans.  Kids with physical or mental challenges can face academic hurdles for a variety of reasons. But parents can take advantage of federal laws to help ensure their children's special needs are met. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against students with disabilities, and requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately…

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December 2016

First Wednesdays – School Discipline for Kids with Disabilities

December 7, 2016 @ 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

Our First Wednesday training series resumes Wednesday, December 7.   The topic for discussion will be School Discipline for Children with Disabilities.  Kids with physical or mental challenges can face academic hurdles for a variety of reasons. But parents can take advantage of federal laws to help ensure their children's special needs are met. 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…

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February 2017

First Wed – Tips for A Successful IEP Meeting

February 1 @ 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

Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be a stressful time for parents of children with disabilities. This workshop is designed to help parents, caregivers, and professionals working with children with disabilities feel better equipped to advocate successfully during these meetings. We will cover when to request a meeting, how to prepare for the meeting, strategies to use during the meeting, and best practices following the meeting. What are First Wednesdays?  The First Wednesday Series offers an opportunity for parents, family…

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Custody Advocacy Training -Spring 2017

February 15 @ 8:30 am - February 16 @ 12:30 pm
Moore & VanAllen Offices, 100 N. Tryon Street, 47th Floor
Charlotte, NC United States
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Custody Advocacy

Council for Children’s Rights Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) will host a spring volunteer training session on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the law offices of Moore & Van Allen.   The two-part training sessions will begin each morning at 8:30 a.m.  Thursday's session will conclude at 1:15 p.m. and Fridays at 12;30 p.m. The Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) of the Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) advocates in family court for the best interests of children in…

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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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