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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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September 2017

Top Tips for A Successful Start to the School Year

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The beginning of a new school year is a hectic time for families, but it is also a critical time for ensuring that your child has a smooth transition back to school. This workshop will provide concrete strategies you can use to build good relationships with school staff, establish consistent routines for your child, and stay on top of your child’s progress. What are First Wednesdays? The First Wednesday Series offers an opportunity for parents, family members, and professionals who…

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October 2017

First Wednesdays – Special Education Eligibility Process

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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This workshop is designed for those working with a child who does not yet receive special education. The presentation will provide an overview of special education, and will walk you through the eligibility process. Topics of discussion will include the responsibilities of the school district, how parents can request special education services for their child, the evaluation timeline, common evaluation tools, the determination of eligibility for services, and the important role parents play throughout the process. What are First Wednesdays?…

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