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Your child’s third birthday is quickly approaching, and you have been told that your family will be doing some planning soon because the early intervention program ends at age three. This means your child may be moving from an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to an Individualized Education Program (IEP). During this training we will review all the necessary steps during this transition. We will explain the shift from a family-focus approach to a child-focus approach. We will also review the responsibilities of the parent. We will introduce you to state and federal terms along with providing you resources. It is important to prepare your child and your family ahead of time. After all, transition planning can bring great rewards for you, your child, and the professionals that work with your family.
Sometimes it is challenging to understand what the parents’ role is in moving their child towards independence. It is easy to think the parent has it all figured out and/or they should carry most of the weight. This training will help parents understand the different things that parents can do to encourage independence in their child at different life stages, including partnering with schools and providers.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 -
This session provides a brief overview of 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.
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 class will help parents become their child's best advocate and build positive relationships with school personnel.