Thursday, February 1, 2018

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center has Free Webinars in February--Parent rights, Inclusion, Resolving Disputes and more


Here are some great Webinars from one of our favorite resources, North Carolina's Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC), for families who have children with special needs.  You can sign up for their newsletter and learn more at https://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/   See what's happening in February...


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February Webinars
Please register by clicking on the assigned registration links under each webinar description. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Remember to check out ECAC's Online Calendar for more events and details as they become available! 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Resolving Special Education Disputes
12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Leigh Mobley, Dispute Resolution Consultant with the Exceptional Children Division of NC Department of Public Instruction, will explain the various options that parents can consider when major disagreements happen during the special education process.
  
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Parents Rights in Special Education
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Students with disabilities are not the only ones who have legal rights when it comes to special education. Parents also have rights related to consent requirements, notifications, participation in decision making, and resolving disputes. Join us to learn more about what those rights are and why they are important.

  Friday, February 9, 2018 
Inclusion: Everyone Belongs
12:00 - 1:00 pm 
This webinar will cover what Inclusion is and why it matters. Learn about who should be included, the Least Restrictive Environment, Universal Design, Differentiated Instruction and how inclusion relates to the IEP. 


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Transition to Adulthood
7:00 - 8:15 pm
Be informed and prepare now to make a smooth Transition to Adulthood. 
  • Learn more about effective practices and national trends that impact families and youth as they prepare to make the transition to adulthood 
  • Plan and organize for your child's transition; 
  • Effectively participate in developing appropriate IEP goals for your child; 
  • Prepare for and set the stage for a meaningful life for your child, including supportive and customized employment;
  • Learn about the resources available to you!


Monday, February 19, 2018 
Inclusion: Everyone Belongs
7:00 - 8:00 pm
This webinar will cover what Inclusion is and why it matters. Learn about who should be included, the Least Restrictive Environment, Universal Design, Differentiated Instruction and how inclusion relates to the IEP.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Join us and learn more about the steps to becoming your child's best and most effective advocate, including communicating with your child's school and IEP Team, and tips for handling any disagreements that may arise. 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Resolving Special Education Disputes
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leigh Mobley, Dispute Resolution Consultant with the Exceptional Children Division of NC Department of Public Instruction, will explain the various options that parents can consider when major disagreements happen during the special education process.


Thursday, February 22, 2018
Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us and learn more about the steps to becoming your child's best and most effective advocate, including communicating with your child's school and IEP Team, and tips for handling any disagreements that may arise.


Registration links for webinars can also be found on ECAC's Training and Event's calendar.  

You can also register by sending an email to Margaret Campbell at mcampbell@ecacmail.org 
or by calling 1-800-962-6817, ext. 317. 

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