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What Happens When Parents and School Disagree? Louisiana Special Education Dispute Resolution Options - Join us for this new interactive training as we discuss Special Education dispute resolution options when parents disagree.

Learning Goals include:

  • Frequently used acronyms; 
  • Different informal and formal dispute resolutions options offered by the Louisiana Department of Education;
  • How to request a dispute resolution option;
  • And more!

Date:  Monday, October 4, 2021

Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Co-Host:  FHF GBR

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

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The ABC’s of Extended School Year (ESY) Services - Did you know that data collected during the holidays often determine if your child will qualify for ESY Services?  This training provides an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities including how children qualify and why in many circumstances the school uses the holiday breaks in determining if a child will qualify for ESY.

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Co-Host:  FHF SWLA

Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

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Louisiana’s Bullying Prevention Law - Join us as we discuss Louisiana’s Bullying Prevention law.  This law applies to all public school students, regular education and special education.  However, there are some significant implications that need to be considered when a student with a disability is involved. 

Date:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time:  10:00 am – 11:00 am

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

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Top Tips for Effective IEP Meetings - Join us for this new training as we go over some of the best IEP Tips for organizing yourself for an effective IEP meeting.  We break them down into three steps: before, during, and after the meeting.  Implementing our top 5 tips in each of these sections should result in an effective IEP meeting.

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Co-Host:  FHF Crossroads

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

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Parent Rights in Special Education - Join us for this new interactive online training where we will discuss parent rights in special education.

Learning goals involve understanding your special education rights, including:

  • Parental participation; 
  • When informed consent is required;
  • Prior written notice; 
  • Independent Education Evaluation; 
  • Your right to disagree with school;
  • And more!

Date:  Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time:  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-Host:  Bayou Land FHF

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

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Accommodations vs. Modifications - Meeting after meeting, parents and teachers use the words “accommodation” and “modification” almost interchangeably when discussing IEPs and student needs. If understood and used correctly, these words can greatly impact the success of a child’s educational program. Get answers to these questions and more: How can accommodations and modifications help my child in the general education classroom? How is it included in IEP and which accommodations are provided for state testing?

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Co-Host:  FHF Acadiana

Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

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Top Tips for Effective IEP Meetings - Join us for this new training as we go over some of the best IEP Tips for organizing yourself for an effective IEP meeting.  We break them down into three steps: before, during, and after the meeting.  Implementing our top 5 tips in each of these sections should result in an effective IEP meeting.

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration Here

 

The Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center (LaPTIC) is a project of FHF of GNO and funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education.  Our mission is to empower and educate children and adults with disabilities and their families about resources, services, and supports to attend school, work, and thrive in their communities. We provide webinars and seminars on a variety of disability-related issues for both lay and professional audiences. We teach parents to become advocates for their children. All services are provided FREE of charge. 

For more information, call Bebe Bode at 504.888.9111.

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