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SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group)

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network is pleased to present the following virtual workshops in March 2021:


Creating Agreement: Developing Your Conflict Resolution Skills - March 2, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will acquire an increased awareness of the issues and strategies associated with Dispute Prevention/Early Resolution.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-agreement-developing-your-conflict-resolution-skills-tickets-141903624561?ref=ecal

 

Basic Rights in Special Education: An Introduction to the Special Education Process - March 3, 2021 

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This presentation provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities as parents of children with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the New Jersey Code, and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-rights-in-special-education-tickets-141478595287?ref=ecal

 

Using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in School - March 9, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The focus of this workshop is on interventions and supports for students who exhibit challenging behaviors (e.g. aggression, self-injury, tantrums). 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-pbis-in-school-tickets-141901115055?ref=ecal 

 

Procedural Safeguards: What You Need to Know - March 10, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will provide information on parental rights under the NJ Administrative Code pertaining to written notice, consent, confidentiality, access to records, dispute resolution procedures, and more.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/procedural-safeguards-what-you-need-to-know-tickets-141899165223?ref=ecal 

 

Youth Chat for Ages 13 and Up - March 3, 2021 

Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is your chance to help create a community of youth supporting youth. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-chat-for-ages-13-up-registration-143092317975?ref=ecal

 

Looking to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life - March 3, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop will discuss issues related to transitioning from school to adult life. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/look-to-the-future-transition-from-school-to-adult-life-tickets-141383655319?ref=ecal 

 

Literacy Strategies for Families - March 10, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

This workshop will help families to support their child's reading achievement, especially children who are struggling readers. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/literacy-strategies-for-families-tickets-141476872133?ref=ecal 

 

Speaking with Families about Developmental Concerns - March 12, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this workshop, we will discuss the diagnosis process, provide an overview of how families can obtain Early Intervention and Special Education services, and identify resources and strategies that can be used to build relationships with families. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speaking-with-families-about-developmental-concerns-tickets-142719631259?ref=ecal 

 

Student-Led IEPs - A Path to Success - March 16, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This presentation will discuss what parents need to do to begin the student-led IEP process for students, what students need to know to begin the student-led IEP process, and what student-led IEPs look and feel like for students, families, and teachers. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/student-led-ieps-a-path-to-success-tickets-141385197933?ref=ecal 

 

Essential Components of the IEP - March 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This workshop provides participants with a review of the essential components of an Individualized Education Plan. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-components-of-the-iep-tickets-141887887491?ref=ecal

 

Interventions and Supports for Struggling Students - March 18, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This workshop will provide information on resources and helpful strategies for use at school and at home to help avoid student failure. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interventions-and-supports-for-struggling-students-tickets-141888990791?ref=ecal

 

 

Partners in Education: Transition Mini-Conference - March 20, 2021 

Time: 10:00  AM - 12:00 PM

This event will provide information to both young adults and their parents on education rights, transition plans, self-advocacy, and much more.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/partners-in-education-transition-mini-conference-tickets-136865962779?ref=ecal

 

NJ Resources and Options for Families - March 22, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will discuss resources and information SPAN can provide to families as well as various organizations and agencies to help families. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nj-resources-options-for-families-tickets-141893624651?ref=ecal

 

Health Advocacy: Accessing Health Coverage and Services for Your Family - March 22, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop will provide information about various insurance models - who is eligible, what is covered, and how to apply. Information on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act will also be provided. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/f2f-health-advocacy-tickets-141908667645?ref=ecal

 

From Measurable Goals to Making Progress - March 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop provides parents and professionals with strategies to create IEP with measurable annual goals and objectives as well as the required information regarding student progress. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-measurable-goals-to-making-progress-tickets-141900260499?ref=ecal 

 

We hope to see you at these great events!

 

Although not happening until May 11th and 13th, SPAN invites all parent leaders to join us at the bi-annual SPAN Parent Leadership and Advocacy Virtual Conference "Speak Up, Take Action & Create Change! Improving Systems for Families. Please see attached flyers in English and Spanish. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-up-take-action-create-change-improving-systems-for-families-registration-138444379867?ref=ecal 

 

Finally, I also wanted to share the latest SPAN Parent Leadership E-news 2021 Leadership Renewal: Lead Like It Matters! /  Renovación del liderazgo en 2021: ¡Lidere como si importara! 

To access additional resources and new tools for Special Education Parent Advisory Groups (SEPAGs), please visit our webpage for Parent Groups.  

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network is pleased to present the following virtual workshops in April 2021:


Creating Agreement: Developing Your Conflict Resolution Skills - April 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Participants will acquire an increased awareness of the issues and strategies associated with Dispute Prevention/Early Resolution.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-agreement-developing-your-conflict-resolution-skills-tickets-147703086909 

 

What is Assistive Technology and Why is it Important? - April 6, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All students with disabilities should be considered for assistive technology. How is your school district doing with this? Learning about AT consideration checklists, ways to discuss AT in IEP meetings, AT evaluations, and the importance of training. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-assistive-technology-and-why-is-it-important-tickets-147705937435

 

Look to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life - April 7, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Transition planning is crucial to increasing successful outcomes for life after high school. This workshop will discuss issues related to transitioning from school to adult life. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/look-to-the-future-transition-from-school-to-adult-life-tickets-144511482735

 

Section 504 and ADA - April 7, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

This workshop focuses on the right to services and accommodations for students with disabilities and special health/emotional needs who may not be eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for special education.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/section-504-ada-tickets-147702300557

 

Using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in School - April 13, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The focus of this workshop is on interventions and supports for students who exhibit challenging behaviors (e.g. aggression, self-injury, tantrums). 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-pbis-in-school-tickets-147696806123 

 

NJ Resources and Options for Families - April 14, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will discuss resources and information SPAN can provide to families as well as various organizations and agencies to help families. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nj-resources-options-for-families-tickets-147687640709

 

Literacy Strategies for Families - April 14, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Families play a crucial role in their child's reading development. This workshop will help families to support their child's reading achievement, especially children who are struggling readers. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/literacy-strategies-for-families-tickets-146625917065

 

Basic Rights in Special Education: An Introduction to the Special Education Process - April 14, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This presentation provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities as parents of children with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the New Jersey Code, and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-rights-in-special-education-tickets-146630807693

 

Health Advocacy: Accessing Health Coverage and Services for Your Family - April 19, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Many families have difficulty accessing health coverage and services for children with special health care needs. This workshop will provide information about various insurance models - who is eligible, what is covered, and how to apply. Information on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act will also be provided. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/f2f-health-advocacy-tickets-147703702751

 

Procedural Safeguards: What You Need to Know - April 20, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Procedural safeguards are the protections afforded students and their families by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This workshop will provide information on parental rights under the NJ Administrative Code pertaining to written notice, consent, confidentiality, access to records, dispute resolution procedures, and more.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/procedural-safeguards-what-you-need-to-know-tickets-147690649709

 

Student-Led IEPs - A Path to Success - April 21, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This presentation will discuss what parents need to do to begin the student-led IEP process for students, what students need to know to begin the student-led IEP process, and what student-led IEPs look and feel like for students, families, and teachers. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/student-led-ieps-a-path-to-success-tickets-147689566469

 

School Discipline - April 22, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Schools have the authority to discipline all students, including those with learning and thinking differences. Students with IEPs or 504 plans have special legal protections. This presentation provides families with information about their child's rights, resources, and strategies about policies and procedures addressing school discipline, including during remote learning.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-discipline-tickets-147687085047?ref=ecal

 

Paperwork for Families: Getting Organized - April 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you overwhelmed by the mountains of paperwork created by your child's school records? Not sure what to keep, what to toss? Want to be better prepared for the next meeting at school? Join us to finally get those papers organized so you can more effectively advocate for your child.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paperwork-for-families-getting-organized-tickets-147692549391?ref=ecal

 

Interventions and Supports for Struggling Students - April 27, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students who may struggle academically and/or behaviorally can often benefit from early and intensive services and supports. This workshop will provide information on resources and helpful strategies for use at school and at home to help avoid student failure. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interventions-and-supports-for-struggling-students-tickets-147686437109?ref=ecal

 

From Measurable Goals to Making Progress -  April 28, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop provides parents and professionals with strategies to create IEP with measurable annual goals and objectives as well as the required information regarding student progress. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-measurable-goals-to-making-progress-tickets-147695602523?ref=ecal

 

Essential Components of the IEP - April 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This workshop provides participants with a review of the essential components of an Individualized Education Plan. As a result of this workshop, participants will better understand the IEP document and the parent's role in the development of an IEP. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-components-of-the-iep-tickets-146634669243?ref=ecal

 

We hope to see you at these great events!

 

SAVE THE DATES for the next virtual Special Education Parent Leadership Roundtable event planned for Monday, May 3, at 7-8:30 PM and Thursday, May 6, at 3-4:30 PM. More information and registration links are to follow. Stay tuned!

 

Although not happening until May 11th and 13th, SPAN invites all parent leaders to join us at the bi-annual SPAN Parent Leadership and Advocacy Virtual Conference "Speak Up, Take Action & Create Change! Improving Systems for Families. Please see attached flyer. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-up-take-action-create-change-improving-systems-for-families-registration-138444379867?ref=ecal 

 

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