Learning about Evaluations, Assessment and the Response to Intervention Process
Evaluation and determining eligibility are key elements in special education. This workshop provides an understanding of the Response to Intervention process and other forms of evaluation. Participants will learn about the process that determines the need for special education and related services.
Keeping it Individualized to Meet the Child’s Unique Needs
This workshop helps parents and professionals learn about developing an Individualized Educational Program to help children with disabilities reach for success. Discover what related services are and how they can assist a child to benefit from special education. Participants will learn how to be an effective member of the IEP team by walking through the IEP process step by step.
Creating Opportunities for Participation
It is important for parents to understand the differences between acts or statutes, rules or regulations, and policies or guidelines. The participants will discuss the rights parents have through procedural safeguards in IDEA which provide the groundwork for parent participation and decision making that is built into special education law; and become familiar with resolution meetings, mediation and the state complaint process.
Parents and Schools Working Together
Participants will learn the components of the discipline process under IDEA and gain strategies that can help children with their behavior. Understanding Positive Behavioral Supports, Nevada's laws on Aversive Interventions, suspension and expulsion policies will give participants information on how to help children reach success.
Transition for Students in High School and Beyond
All young adults face challenges as they prepare to leave high school and enter the adult world. This process is especially challenging to youth with disabilities. This workshop will provide information on areas relating to transition including age of majority. Participants including youth will learn how to prepare for their IEP meeting and take an active role in the process.