Events

Our current selection of Events is shown below. If you have a suggestion for an event which should be added here, please see our Event Submission page.

Finding Your Voice as a Parent: IEE Webinar

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Cost: No cost
Location: Online event

Finding Your Voice as a Parent – The IEE: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Webinar Date: Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 p.m. EST

Register here on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3J9gVNF

Co-hosted online with the Stamford JCC (Stamford, CT).
Speakers:

Lawrence Berliner, Connecticut Special Education Law Attorney

Jane Faherty, Stamford JCC JumpStart Program Executive Director & Special Education Advocate

Dr. Michael S. Cohen, PhD., ABPP, FAACP, Psychologist, Fairfield CT
Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist at Sensational Achievements (Stamford, CT).

The IEE Process: A Collaborative Effort
How to Initiate an IEE and more…If Your Child is Struggling in School

• Your child’s rights to request an IEE under the IDEA

• The differences between a school district evaluation and a private independent evaluation

• Learning why, where and when, to request an IEE

• The Trained Psychologist and Neuropsychologist … Conducting evaluations measuring skills, testing for weaknesses and evaluating mental health and psychiatric concerns which may impact a student’s educational performance

• The Occupational Therapist – Evaluates sensory processing, motor, visual motor, and handwriting skills impacting self-regulation and school participation

Questions? Please email Rachel Berliner, Public Relations at [email protected]

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CT 8th Annual Secondary Transition Symposium

My Goals, My Future, My Life!
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
8:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Cost: This is a no cost event.
Location: Online event

The CT Secondary Transition Symposium brings students and their families together with educators and other professionals to improve secondary transition programming and services for students with disabilities. The 8th Annual Symposium, held virtually with the theme of "My Goals, My Future, My Life!”, will continue to build the capacity of educators and other professionals, in partnership with middle and high school students with disabilities and their families, to help ensure successful postsecondary outcomes.

Multiple dates:
February 7th
February 14th
February 28th

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Backpack Training Webinar Series

How to Make a Job List for Home
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
12:30-1:30
Cost: No Cost
Location: Online

Each training is on the second Wednesday of the month.
12:30-1:30pm

Presented By: Bethanne Vergean, Research Assistant, UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Connecticut's Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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System of Support to Reduce Exclusionary School Discipline

Thursday, February 9, 2023
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Cost: This is a no cost event.
Location: Online event

This series will focus on ways to reduce suspension and expulsion in schools for students with disabilities, students of color and low-income students. Data shows that students who are expelled or suspended are more likely to drop out of high school, experience difficulties in academics, repeat grades, have negative school attitudes, and may face legal troubles.

Using current state and federal law and recent state discipline data, this series will focus on key practices and gain an understanding of what can be done to reduce exclusionary school discipline experienced by Connecticut's students with disabilities and students of color.

Multiple dates:
February 9th
March 9th
April 6th

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System of Support to Reduce Exclusionary School Discipline

Center for Children's Advocacy
Thursday, March 9, 2023
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cost: This is a no cost event.
Location: Online event

The law around students with disabilities and exclusionary school discipline. Implementing behavior plans in IEPs and 504s.

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System of Support to Reduce Exclusionary School Discipline

Kim Traverso, LPC, CT SDE and CPAC
Thursday, April 6, 2023
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Cost: This is a no cost event.
Location: Online event

Best practice and solutions. Discussion of system-based professional and parent engagement.

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