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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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Custody Advocacy Volunteer Training

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Council for Children’s Rights Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) will host a day-long volunteer training session from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27 2017 at the Children and Family Services Center in Training Rooms 1 and 2. This training session is a prerequisite to volunteering for the CAP program. CAP has a need for both volunteer attorneys and volunteer child advocates. This opportunity is best suited to individuals with a flexible schedule and a strong commitment to serving…

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Exposing the Cost of Racism

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Crown Plaza Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217 United States
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$95.00
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Race Matters for Juvenile Justice is hosting its second annual conference.   The day-long event will include featured speaker Ramona Brant as well as facilitated conversations around change in 14 different community systems. The conference, which will run from 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 pm on October 30, will convene dynamic leaders across systems to discuss the overt and covert costs of racism within our Community and to collaborate to provide viable strategies for change. The conference will include presenters from…

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November 2017

First Wednesdays: Preparing for the IEP Annual Review Meeting

November 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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For children receiving special education services, an Annual Review of the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is required each year. This workshop will help you feel more confident in advocating for your child during this important meeting. Bring your child’s most recent IEP with you to the workshop to follow along as we discuss the most significant components of an IEP. (Please note that the workshop will not provide an individual review of your child’s IEP.) What are First Wednesdays?…

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December 2017

First Wednesdays: School Discipline for Children with Disabilities

December 6 @ 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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