Independence and self-determination are treasured and important to each of us. As students enter transition and prepare for adulthood, they should feel empowered to use their voice and work equally with the IEP Team to make decisions about their future.
Here are some questions to ask yourself as you help your child prepare for their IEP Meeting:
Does your teen understand the components, purpose, and significance of their IEP?
Does your teen understand their disability, their strengths, and areas that need support.
Do they feel they have the tools to be successful.
Join our guest presenter, Annemarie Stone, as she shares tips, activities, and strategies to help your teen lead their own IEP Meeting with confidence.
Lunch and Learn Webinar: Dissecting the IEP Part 5: Transition
Do you find your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) document cumbersome and overwhelming? Would you like to feel better prepared for your child’s next IEP meeting? This 6 part webinar series breaks down the components of the IEP to ensure that you have clear an understanding of your child’s IEP.
This webinar will focus on the transition to the post-secondary education portion of the IEP process and questions parents should be asking.
Blind Service Association and Family Resource Center on Disabilities will hold a workshop called “Navigating the IEP Process”.
This will unlock the ability to be a better advocate for your child. Professional parent advocates will discuss:
-What advantages and challenges IEPs offer.
-How to talk to teachers and administrators
-What questions to ask at IEP meetings
-Answer all your questions
Learn key information about the education system to better serve and provide for your child. The workshop will be at Blind Service Association at 17 N State St suite 1050 in Chicago from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Discount parking for $14 is available at 20 E Randolph. Please call 312-236-0808 to RSVP or for more information.
Don’t Wait to Communicate: Why Your Child Needs Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
For children whose disabilities affect their ability to speak verbally, there are many different types of technologies that can give voice to all the thoughts, wants, wishes, and feelings that struggle to come out. In this webinar, parents and professionals will hear the perspective of one parent’s journey as her daughter grew into a confident communicator using AAC. Led by Dana Nieder, author of the popular special needs blog Uncommon Sense, this webinar will teach parents and professionals the importance of presuming competence in a child’s communicative abilities as well as tips for how to plan and build a rich vocabulary for a child using AAC.
Live Webinar June 9, 2015 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Eastern Time