Event Calendar

A Day of Family Empowerment (Special Education Advocacy Training)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Binghamton, NY
Description: Please join Starbridge, The Family Resource Network and The Parent Technical Assistance Center for this FREE full day training.

The following topics will be covered:

Understanding the Special Education System Using the Regulations of the NYS Commissioner of Education Part 200-201
Learn about the legal requirements set forth in The NYS Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200-201, and how to use the regulations to be an equal partner in your child’s education. Learn how to read the NYS Regulations and understand what is included in the IEP and how it is individualized to meet the unique needs of a student.

Effective Communication
Do you come away from meetings not saying what you intended or feeling misunderstood? Do you understand what the team members are saying? Do you respond effectively? Communication is key to productive partnerships. Learn to recognize the barriers in communication and strengthen your advocacy skills by learning effective and collaborative strategies.

Communicating Through Letter Writing
Letters are an important record of concerns. Problems can often be avoided through letter documentation. Each letter differs according to the situation, the person to whom you are writing, and the issues you are discussing. This training will help you learn to effectively write letters to the professionals involved in your child's special education.

About our Speaker:
Kara Georgi is the Family Education Specialist for Starbridge parent training and information center. She offers support and information for families and professionals navigating the special education system in Cayuga, Tompkins, Onondaga, Cortland, Broome, Madison, Chenango, Otsego and Delaware Counties.

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Check In: 8:30 am Morning Session: 9 am to 12pm
Lunch: 12 pm to 12:30 pm, FREE PIZZA LUNCH INCLUDED
Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 3 pm
Location: Southern Tier Independence Center
135 East Frederick Street
Binghamton, NY
Contact Information:
Shelley Hubal