FRCD Upcoming Webinars

Six Principles of IDEA: Special Education Rights Webinar

Sat, March 2, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER 

Six Principles of IDEA: Special Education Rights Webinar is designed to empower you with knowledge about the vital aspects of special education rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As parents, we understand that navigating the world of special education can be both challenging and rewarding. The Six Principles of IDEA are the cornerstone of your child’s educational journey, and understanding them is essential to ensure your child receives the best possible education tailored to their unique needs. During this webinar, you will gain insights into:

  • . Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): Discover your child’s right to a quality education without financial burden.
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP): Learn how to actively participate in creating a customized education plan for your child.
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE):Understand the importance of your child’s inclusion in the general education setting when appropriate.
  • Parent and Student Participation: Find out how you can be a strong advocate for your child’s educational journey.
  • Procedural Safeguards: Learn about the safeguards in place to protect your child’s rights. Together, we can ensure that your child receives the education they are entitled. We look forward to seeing you and embarking on this empowering journey together.

Evaluation: What Parents Should Know to Get Started

Sat, March 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER

Is your child facing challenges in school? Join our informative webinar to navigate the crucial first steps toward securing the support your child needs. Delve into the significance of evaluations, discovering when and how to initiate the process. Understand your vital role as a parent/guardian throughout the evaluation journey. Uncover your child’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and gain insights into Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). This session provides a roadmap for parents seeking an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Empower yourself with knowledge to ensure your child’s educational needs are met. Don’t miss this opportunity – it’s time to make a positive impact on your child’s academic journey.

Navigating the IEP Process: Special Education Rights Webinar

Sat, March 16, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER

Do you have questions about your child’s IEP, but don’t know how or when to ask them? Are you concerned about how your child’s IEP is being followed? Do you want to learn how to effectively prepare for your child’s IEP Meeting? This webinar provides an overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and discusses the parents role as a member of the IEP team. The presentation will also focus on:

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP),
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE),
  • Procedural Safeguards.
  • Preparing for your child’s IEP meeting.
  • What to do after the meeting.

Navigating the Transition Plan: Special Education Rights Webinar

Sat, March 23, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER

Embarking on the journey of transitioning your child to adulthood within the Illinois special education system? Navigate this process confidently with our webinar, concentrating on the academic aspect of the transition. Gain insights into defining comprehensive transition plans, unraveling the components involved, and understanding the significance of transition services. Delve into practical tips designed for parents, equipping you to prepare your child effectively for the challenges and opportunities of adulthood. Join us for an informative session that empowers you with the knowledge needed to ensure a smooth and successful transition for your child in the Illinois special education landscape.

Special Education Rights Webinar: Discipline and IDEA

Sat, April 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER

Unlock a comprehensive understanding of students’ rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) concerning discipline in this enlightening webinar. Delve into the nuanced relationship between discipline and IDEA, gaining valuable insights into the protections afforded to students with disabilities. Explore the specific provisions and guidelines that shape disciplinary actions within the framework of IDEA. This session aims to demystify the complexities, ensuring that parents, educators, and advocates are well-informed about the safeguards in place. Empower yourself with knowledge to navigate the intersection of discipline and IDEA, fostering a supportive and inclusive educational environment for students with disabilities.

Special Education Rights Webinar: The Behavior Intervention Plan

Sat, April 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER

Struggling with frequent school calls about your child’s behavior? Find solutions in our training session focusing on Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Unpack the components of a BIP, understanding its pivotal role in behavior management. Explore the purpose behind these plans and learn actionable steps to secure one for your child if deemed necessary. Empower yourself with insights to address behavioral concerns collaboratively with educators. This training equips parents with the tools to navigate challenging situations, ensuring a supportive approach to your child’s unique needs. Join us to transform those concerning calls into a proactive journey toward positive behavioral outcomes. 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.

Procedural Safeguards: Protections Under IDEA

Sat, April 13, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM REGISTER

If your child is receiving special education, then Notice of Procedural Safeguards For Parents/Guardians of Students of With Disabilities is one of the most important documents you will receive this year because it spells out your rights and responsibilities in the special education system. This training focuses on the components of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards For Parents/Guardians of Students of With Disabilities. These components will include: Prior Written Notice Consents Dispute Resolution Options.

Skills For Effective Parent Advocacy: Special Education Rights Webinar

Sat, May 4, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM  REGISTER

Escape the confusion of educational acronyms and transform frustration into empowerment with “Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy.” Tired of the run-around? Discover the vital tools to navigate your child’s educational journey. Uncover the true role of an advocate and the power behind becoming one. This session equips you with practical strategies to transition from uncertainty to effective advocacy. Learn how to articulate your child’s needs confidently, demystifying the process of supporting a struggling student. Join us and empower yourself with the skills needed to champion your child’s education successfully, turning frustration into a pathway for positive change.