This workshop will help you understand who is protected under Section 504, how to request a Section 504 Plan, the differences between an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a Section 504 Plan, and the available grievance procedures.
For students receiving special education services, an Annual Review of your student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is required each year. This workshop will help you feel more confident in advocating for your student during this important meeting. As we discuss the most significant components of the IEP document, follow along with your student’s most recent IEP.
Too many students experience bullying at school, and often families feel powerless when they learn that their student is being bullied. Students with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers, and it can have a profound impact on their ability to learn. This workshop will explore the obligations of schools to take immediate action when they learn that bullying is occurring to a student with a disability, and steps you can take to protect your students.
IEP, FBA, BIP, MDR, OSS, ISS…Find out how to decipher all the acronyms and learn more about school discipline processes for students with disabilities. Suspensions from school impede your student’s learning and overall academic achievement, and often are related to your student’s disability. This workshop will help you understand the laws protecting students with disabilities when they are excluded from school and how to better advocate for your student’s emotional and behavioral needs.
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stressful for families of students with disabilities. This workshop is designed to help parents, caregivers, and professionals working with students with IEPs feel better equipped to advocate successfully during these meetings. You will learn when to request an IEP meeting, how to prepare for the meeting, strategies to use during the meeting, and best practices following the meeting.
Have you ever wondered why your student receives so many different assessments during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) evaluation 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 you can use the results to better advocate for services and supports for your students.