First Wednesdays: School Discipline for Children with Disabilities

Children and Family Services Building, Training Room 1 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

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.

First Wednesdays: Strategies for a Successful IEP Meeting

Children and Family Services Building, Training Room 1 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

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.

First Wednesdays: Special Education Evaluations

Children and Family Services Building, Training Room 1 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

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.

First Wednesdays: Special Education Dispute Resolution

Children and Family Services Building, Training Room 1 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

Feel like your student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is not being followed? Disagree with the school about your student’s placement or amount of special education services? Not sure what to do about it? Sometimes advocating for your student 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 disputes that may arise. This workshop will provide an overview of facilitated IEP meetings, state complaints, mediation, and due process.

Council’s Friends & Family Happy Hour at Mere’s Wine & Gourmet

Mere's Wine & Gourmet 2400 Park Rd, Suite H, Charlotte, NC, United States

Come join us for a casual happy hour at Mere's Wine & Gourmet to support the Council for Children's Rights. Whether you're a long-time contributor, volunteer, or just want to support Charlotte's kids— we want to see you there. Bring a friend or family member who hasn't heard of us yet to spread the word […]

CAP Volunteer Training – FULL

McGuire Woods 201 North Tryon Street, Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC, United States

CUSTODY ADVOCACY TRAINING Presented by: The Custody Advocacy Program of Council for Children’s Rights Hosted by: McGuireWoods in Partnership with Wells Fargo 7.75 Hours of CLE or CPE Credit (Approval Pending) Thursday, May 18, 2023 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM The Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) of Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) advocates in family court […]