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January 2018

First Wednesdays: Special Education Conflict Resolution

January 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Feel like your child’s Individualized Education Program (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 arise. This workshop will provide an overview of facilitated IEP meetings, state…

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February 2018

First Wednesdays: Section 504 Plans

February 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Ac t of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against children with disabilities, and requires that the needs of children with disabilities be met as adequately as the needs of non-disabled children. Discover how a Section 504 Plan is the blueprint for a child’s access to learning at school. This workshop will help you to understand who is protected under Section 504, how to request a Section 504 Plan, the differences between…

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March 2018

First Wednesdays: Special Education Evaluations

March 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Have you ever wondered why your child receives so many different evaluations during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process? Would you like to know more about what those assessments are, and how to interpret them? This workshop will explain the basics of the evaluation process and commonly used assessments so that parents, caregivers, and professionals can use the results to better advocate for services and supports for their children. What are First Wednesdays? The First Wednesday Series of workshops and…

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April 2018

First Wednesdays: Strategies for a Successful IEP Meeting

April 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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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 discuss 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 of workshops and trainings offers an…

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May 2018

First Wednesdays: School Discipline for Children with Disabilities

May 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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IEP, FBA, BIP, MDR, OSS, ISS…Find out how to decipher all the acronyms and learn more about school discipline processes for children with disabilities. Suspensions from school impede your child’s learning and overall academic achievement, and often are related to your child’s disability. This workshop will help you understand the laws protecting children with disabilities and how to better advocate for your child’s emotional and behavioral needs. What are First Wednesdays? The First Wednesday Series of workshops and trainings offers…

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