Special Education Trainings for Parents and Professionals
If you are interested in attending any of these trainings/workshops, please contact the contact person listed for more information. If you are interested in scheduling a training/workshop, please contact Scott Carson at IN*SOURCE, (574) 234-7101 or (800) 332-4433.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
|Interpreters in the Special Education Field: Building Cultural Bridges|
This session will show the importance of accurate, impartial interpretations, discuss interpreting "etiquette," present OSEP-created educational terminology in the Spanish language as a guide for interpreters, and establish the need for Spanish language interpreters to have additional training in the special education process to better understand their role in the case conference.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
|The Special Education Process: Understanding Article 7|
This workshop covers basic information about Indiana's special education law and is designed to help parents understand the special education process, their role, and their right to participate in decision making. Additionally, this session helps parents understand Article 7 and apply it to their specific situation. Information covered includes referral and evaluation, the individualized education program, placement and dispute resolution.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
|Preparing for Your Student's Special Education Case Conference|
Case conferences can be confusing and stressful for parents. This session helps parents identify issues of concern, organize documents, prepare information, and communicate effectively during the case conference. This workshop will help parents become their child's best advocate and build positive relationships with school personnel.
Monday, September 23, 2019
|Transition to Adult Life|
Planning for a student's transition from school to adult life can be complex. It may include postsecondary education or training and/or community employment, community living and leisure opportunities with family and friends. This workshop provides information to help parents understand some of the issues that will be addressed in the transition planning process including the transition IEP and the student's and the family's role in the process. It will also cover accessing adult services and supports and the importance of the Rehabilitation Act to transition age students.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
|Special Education 101|
This session provides a brief overview of the the special education process with an emphasis on the parent's role in the process, dispute resolution options for parents, and the importance of building good relationships.