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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.  

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

January 27, 2020 What's So Special About Turning Three (Live Stream)

Prior to age three, every child and family on an IFSP goes through a step called transition. Families will learn how to actively participate in the transition from Part C Early Intervention Services to Part B Preschool services or other community-based services.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

January 29, 2020 Family Engagement in Student Literacy: Technology Tools and Tips to Build Reading Skills Live Stream (PACER Center)

This workshop will provide information about ways families and professionals can support their student’s literacy. Learn about tools and specific strategies that can be used with students K-12.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

February 11, 2020 What Inclusion Means for My Child Live Stream (PACER Center)

Parents of children ages 3 to 5 will receive an introduction to Least Restrictive Environment and the principles of inclusion. They will then listen to a panel of parents discuss their experiences with preschool inclusion.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

February 18, 2020 An Exploration of Augmentative & Alternate Communication Devices & Tools Live Stream (PACER Center)

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools can help individuals express their thoughts, wants, needs, and more. This workshop will introduce AAC and explore the range of AAC tools available,
including low-tech and medium-tech options, as well as apps and dedicated devices.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

February 19, 2020 "Appy Hour": Apps That Support Independence for Vision Loss (PACER Center)

This workshop will provide an overview of apps that support independence for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Apps will address accessing text, daily living, and navigation for school, work, or home.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

February 20, 2020 Executive Function Series: Part 2: Executing the Plan - Time & Focus (PACER Center)

Learn about a variety of tools and strategies for managing time and attention (including task initiation and follow-through). Presented strategies and tools may be appropriate for middle to high school, college students and beyond who are able to use and navigate mainstream clocks, timers, alarms, time tracking, distraction blocking tools, etc.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

March 3, 2020 Assistive Technology to Support Social-Emotional Development for Young Children (PACER Center)

This workshop is designed for parents and professionals to learn about the wide range of assistive technology available to help support the social-emotional development of young children.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

March 5, 2020 Being an Active Partner in Your Child's Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten (PACER Center)

Kindergarten is a big step in any child's life. Parents of young children with disabilities will receive information to plan for this transition and learn strategies to help their child be successful.

Monday, March 9, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

March 9, 2020 Advocating for My Child & Family Live Stream (PACER Center)

Parents of infants and toddlers will learn how to use the IFSP process to address their concerns and priorities for their child and family. We will discuss writing child and family outcomes for the IFSP.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

March 11, 2020 "Appy Hour": Apps That Support Wellness for All Ages Live Stream (PACER Center)

This “Appy Hour” will feature tools to support wellness for all ages, including apps to practice calm breathing, experiment with guided meditation and yoga, track your mood, practice coping strategies, and support mental health.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST
Live Stream (online)

March 17, 2020 Strategies for Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Implementation Live Stream (PACER Center)

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools can help individuals communicate with others but implementing them can be overwhelming. This workshop will explore strategies to implement AAC in an individual’s routines and environments.

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

April 6, 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.

Monday, April 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST
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.


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.