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Parent Workshop: Working with schools to navigate the school system

This is a past event.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Center for Children and Families, 110 11200 SW 8TH STREET, Academic Health Center 1

*Call 305-348-0477 to enroll for the workshop*


This parent workshop focuses on providing families of kids ages 5-11 with an introduction on how to best advocate for the special needs of their children in the school setting.

The workshop will focus on the following:
•Understanding the two federal laws that impact services to children with special needs: IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

•How do I begin the process of getting my child help? How can I speed up the process of receiving help?

•Understanding school system terminology: qualification to exceptionality vs diagnosis; IEP, BIP, RTI, 504 Plan

•What services are private school students eligible to receive from the public school system?

•Introduction to evidence-based interventions to address common behavioral concerns

•Understanding my overall rights as a parent

•Where can I go if I feel my concerns are not being heard or feel that the process is not moving along as it should?

•School accountability

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