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INCLUSION IN EDUCATION

A SERIES OF WEBINARS THAT EXPLORE STUDIES THAT SUPPORT THE SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN GENERAL EDUCATION SETTINGS, AND EXPOSES THE MYTHS THAT OFTEN HINDER INCLUSION FROM OCCURRING

  

Tuesday, May 19 - Every Student Succeeds Act and Foster Youth as Students

Guest Speakers, Melaina Grant from the Department of Child Services, Education Services Director and Jeff Wittman from the Indiana Department of Education

 

Tuesday, June 2 - Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

This training is designed to help parents feel more comfortable in the role of advocating for their child at school. Participants will learn what advocacy means, how to improve their advocacy skills, learn to use six skills for effective advocacy, and learn the importance of being organized and using clear and effective communication.

 

Tuesday, June 16 - Communicating with Schools:  Collaborative Strategies for Positive Outcomes

A major intent of federal and state law in special education is to encourage positive working relationships between parents and schools. The use of effective communication techniques can enhance collaborative relationships and minimize conflict. This presentation will address building positive relationships between parents and schools, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of communicators and strategies for building communication skills.