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Other Disability-Related Webinars & Online Content

We often get information about webinars and online content that relate to the disability community.  We offer this list of events from other agencies as a public service to the families we work with.

IN*SOURCE is not affiliated with this event in any way and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this announcement.  

DatesEvent / Details

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

April 8, 2020 Assistive Technology to Increase Independence for Young Adults with Disabilities Live Stream (PACER Center)

This event will explore a wide range of assistive technology that can help young adults with disabilities to increase their independence. Topics covered will include time management, task planning, taking medications, managing money, cooking, transportation, and communicating with others.

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

April 17, 2020 Working with Culturally or Linguistically Diverse Families in Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education Live Stream (PACER Center)

Cultural liaisons and foreign language interpreters will increase their capacity to collaborate, provide assistance, and communicate to enhance families’ understanding at Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for children ages birth to five.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
Live stream

April 14, 2020 Assistive Technology & Play in the Natural Environment Live Stream (PACER Center)

Play is an essential part of a child’s development. However, young children with disabilities often experience barriers to play. In this workshop, assistive technology tools and strategies will be explored to make play more accessible for young children with disabilities in their natural routines and environments.

Monday, April 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT
Live Stream (online)

April 27, 2020 Special Education & the Important Role You Play for Your Child Live Stream (PACER Center)

Parents play an important role in the special education process. Participants in this workshop will learn how parents can use their rights and abilities to advocate for their child and work effectively with the school. This workshop will also provide valuable information for surrogate parents, foster parents and the professions who work with them on behalf of children.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
Live Stream (online)

May 7, 2020 "Educational Apps for Young Children" Live Stream (PACER Center)

Apps have become a large part of learning. Attend this presentation to explore apps and their appropriate use for children with disabilities in early childhood.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
Live Stream (online)

May 12, 2020 "Executive Function Tools & Strategies for K-12 Students" Live Stream (PACER Center)

Executive function skills allow a student to successfully plan, focus, follow a schedule, and carry out tasks. Students of all ages and abilities struggle with executive function, which can have a dramatic impact on their ability to be successful in school. This workshop will explore a variety of tools, such as calendars and visual schedules, and strategies to support the needs of the K-12 student.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT
Live Stream (online)

May 13, 2020 "Transition to Employment: Tools to Help You Find a Job" Live Stream (PACER Center)

Join us to learn about tools that help during a job search. We will explore apps for searching for jobs, writing a resume or letter, and preparing for an interview. We will also explore how to keep track of communications, read with text-to-speech, and write with dictation.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT
Live Stream (online)

May 14, 2020 "A Force for Change: Leveraging Your Family's Experience to Change the Way Your Pediatrician Practices" Live Stream (PACER Center)

Families of children with special needs have a wealth of information to share on what styles of communication work well and what their pediatric providers could do differently to improve the experience for the patient and their family. In this workshop, Dr. Mike Pitt will share several evidence-based strategies for how patients and their families can be empowered to communicate with their providers and ensure they receive patient-centered care.

Video: Inside a Reading Intervention

What helps struggling students learn how to read? Step inside two public school classrooms to see what effective reading interventions look like for grade-schoolers and middle-schoolers. Margie Gillis, president of Literacy How, explains key concepts—such as why multisensory reading instruction helps kids with dyslexia.