This webinar will focus on helping parents understand how their child is currently performing as it pertains to the IEP.
Special Education Rights Webinar: The Behavior Intervention Plan
Do you receive frequent phone calls from your child’s school regarding his/her behavior? Perhaps, you noticed some behavior concerns during remote learning.
This training will discuss
- the components of the Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP),
- the purpose of the BIP,
- and steps to acquire one for your child if appropriate.
Creating a “Village” in Transitioning Your son or Daughter to Inclusive Adult Living
Join webinar on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM CST.
In this session, Dr. Ann Turnbull will focus on a process for mobilizing a “village” comprised of family members, educators, other professionals, friends, and community citizens to work together on a regular basis over time in order to orchestrate significant and sustainable change. Ann refers to this process as Group Action Planning, and she will share her own family experience in using Group Action Planning to transform her son’s, Jay’s, life from the array of segregated adult services (sheltered workshop, group home, disability-only recreation) to inclusive community living (home of his own, supported employment, public transportation, sense of belonging throughout the entire community).
Using a detailed handout and video segments, Ann will highlight five components of Group Action Planning – Inviting Support, Making Connections, Sharing Great Expectations, Solving Problems, and Celebrating Success. She will provide many concrete suggestions for achieving the quality of life that your son or daughter deserves.
FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO 5 YEARS
Hearing/Vision Speech/Language Problem Solving
Social Skills Fine/Gross Motor Listening/Attending
Child Find Screenings Will Not Be Conducted During CPS Holidays
.To verify CPS Holidays, please visit CPS website at www.cps.edu and click on Calendar.
CHILD FIND REGIONAL SCREENINGS ARE FOR CHILDREN WHO DO NOT ATTEND A CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL.
- Evaluation process
- Individualized Education Program (IEP),
- Least Restrictive Environment (LRE),
- Procedural Safeguards.
- Special Education and Remote Learning
- Returning to School
This workshop provides practical tips & techniques that can increase the productivity of an IEP meeting. Implementing these ideas can help districts & parents have forward-looking and creative IEP meetings which can set the stage for a constructive relationship that can continue throughout the student’s educational program.
Family Resource Center on Disabilities is happy to kick off Autism Awareness Month with two powerful webinars presented by Autism Speaks’Manager of Community Outreach for the Midwest Region, Colleen Shinn. These webinars are a two part of series:
Part One will focus on understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Resources available to parents of children with Autism.
Part Two will focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavior.
Presenter: Colleen Shinn is the Manager of Community Outreach for the Midwest Region in the Family Services division of Autism Speaks. Prior to joining Autism Speaks, she most recently worked for Easter Seals as the Training Specialist and Manager of The Autism Program (TAP) Service Centers for Chicago and Rockford. She was responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum and staff development, comprehensive professional training for employees, families and professionals, supervision of full and part time employees, interns and clinical staff, local and national legislative activities, coordinating and leading the Autism Strategic Planning Committee, and extensive community outreach
Ms. Shinn is formally trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS,) and DIR Floor time. She is an active member on the Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities through the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, the Midwest Autism Consortium, and the Illinois Autism Task Force. Ms. Shinn is fluent in Sign Language and is a Board Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant with an extensive background in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has more than 30 years of experience in Early Intervention, Inclusion, and Early Childhood Special Education. She has presented both locally and nationally on topics related to Autism.