Parent Support Meeting – IEP Workshop

Parent Support Meeting – IEP Workshop

January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Deltona Alliance Church
921 Deltona Blvd
Room #E143
Chasity Hanners

Welcoming Hearts will be hosting a four part IEP training, which is a pre-recorded Wrights Law Webinar, during our parent support meetings on the 4th Tuesday each month beginning January 22, 2019

Location:Deltona Alliance Church, Room E143
921 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725
Time: 6:00pm—8:00pm

We will be providing pizza and drinks for those coming right from work. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend so we have enough pizza and seats set up. There will be time after the recorded presentation for questions.

January 22, 2019
Special Education Law, Part 1
Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004
Section 1400: Findings & Purposes
Section 1401: Definitions
Section 1412: “Catchall Statute” – Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), 10 day notice re: private placements, Assessments, ESY
Section 1414(a)(b)(c): Evaluations, Reevaluations, Response to Intervention

February 19, 2019
Special Education Law, Part 2
Section 1414(d): Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), IEP Teams, Parental Participation, Placement
Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards – Prior Written Notice, Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeals, Attorneys Fees, Placement in Alternative Educational Settings
Recent Decisions by U. S. Supreme Court
Section 504 v. IDEA
No Child Left Behind Act: Purposes, New Legal Definitions (reading, essential components of a reading program, diagnostic reading assessments, scientifically based reading research)
Minimum Standards for Highly Qualified Teachers, Paraprofessionals
How to Use IDEA and NCLB to Advocate for a Child

March 19, 2019
Special Education Advocacy, Part 1
Creating Your Master Plan, Understanding the Parental Role
Rules of the Game: School Rules, Gatekeepers
Obstacles to Success: School Culture, Low Expectations, Isolation, Lack of Information, Emotions
Parent-School Conflict: 6 Reasons for Conflict; Dealing with Difficult People
Crisis! Emergency! Help!
Evaluations & Your Child’s Disability: Using the Evaluation as a Roadmap; Selecting an Evaluator
Organizing Your Child’s File
Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve: Standard scores, Percentile ranks, Subtest scores
Demo: How to create graphs of progress or regression

April 23, 2019
Special Education Advocacy, Part 2
Rules of Adverse Assumptions; Outcome Prediction in Litigation
Creating Paper Trails; Writing Good Letters; Letter Writing Tips; Writing the “Letter to the Stranger”
Preparing for School Meetings: Pre-meeting worksheets, Agendas, Handouts, Charts
Negotiation Skills: 4 questions; 5 rules for effective negotiating
Meeting Survival Strategies: IEP Meeting Worksheets; 4 Rules of Conduct
Advocacy Strategies: What Can One Person Do?
Educational Advocacy Groups

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