LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINAR: DISSECTING THE IEP PART 5: TRANSITION

Collage of diverse familiesLunch 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.

 

Navigating the IEP Process

Family Resource Center on DisabilitiesBlind 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)

CTD LogoDon’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

More information and RSVP available at http://ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/don%E2%80%99t-wait-communicate-why-your-child-needs-augmentative-and-alternative

Social Wellness and Social Success Groups now open for Registration!

Social Wellness Group The Social Wellness Group is intended for children ages 9-12 with a High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children must be able to participate and gain from a 60-minute group session.

Wednesdays Beginning Jan. 15, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Outings 6:30-8:00 PM
The Social Success Group is intended for middle school students in 6th-8th grades with a High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.The Social Success Group is intended for students middle school students in 6th-8th grades with a High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. They must be able to participate and gain from a 60-minute group session and various community outings.

Mondays Beginning January 13, 2014
6:00-7:00 PM
Outings 6:30-8:00