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November 2017

First Wednesdays: Preparing for the IEP Annual Review Meeting

November 1, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

First Wednesdays: Special Education Conflict Resolution

January 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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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 @ 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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RMJJ Speakers Series: Implicit Bias Part 1

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210 United States
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Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) will host a series of monthly presentations on a variety of topics that address racial disparities and offer strategies for change.  These presentations are designed to build awareness and foster dialogue and shared understanding. The  second presentation in the series for 2018 will be "Implicit Bias, Part 1" and will be held on February 15, 2018 at the Tyvola Senior Center. Presentations are free and all are welcome to attend. Council for Children's Rights is…

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