Training Calendar

During these difficult times, we know families are struggling trying to navigate unfamiliar territory. We want families to know that Nevada PEP is right there with you, and we are here to help. Nevada PEP Specialists are available to offer support, community resources, and help your family find solutions. We are also available for virtual IEP meetings, and child and family team meetings. Nevada PEP is hosting virtual support groups in both English and Spanish, and we are offering live webinars on disability related topics. Please review Our Calendar to register. We also offer archived webinars you can use any time. We are just a phone call away, and we will continue to meet the needs of our families. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact us any of the following ways: Go to our Contact Page | Call: 1-800-216-5188 | Email: PEPInfo@NVPEP.org

Training Descriptions

Are You Ready for “The Talk”? What Parents Need to Know (Sexuality) 

Puberty is often a confusing time for children with disabilities as they try to understand the changes their bodies go through and emotions they may be feeling. Learn how to teach your adolescent important skills, like understanding appropriate relationships, boundaries, social skills, and keeping up with hygiene. Feel more confident as you get ready to have “the talk”! 

Bullies, Targets, and Bystanders: Responses the Work

While bullying doesn’t always leave bruises or broken bones, it can leave deep emotional scars that last a lifetime. Bullying is a serious issue that occurs throughout our schools every day and, without intervention, bullying can lead to serious academic, social, emotional, and legal problems. Don’t miss this class full of responses to bullying that really work. 

Coffee, Tea and IEP

Don’t miss this small group learning opportunity for families! This guided interactive discussion will explore the special education process and encourage meaningful participation in IEP meetings.You’ll leave with new ideas that encourage high expectations that lead to success for students with disabilities.  RSVP required. 

Evaluation & Response to Intervention (RtI)  

Evaluation and determining eligibility are key elements in special education.  Participants in this workshop will learn about the process that determines the need for special education and related services. 

Help Your Child to Focus on Learning  

Do you find that homework and other tasks can be challenging for your child to complete? Learn about the difficulties children have with focusing, their different learning styles, and strategies that can help you help your child focus better. 

IDEA 5 Part Training Series 

Part 1 – Evaluations & RTI   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. 

Part 2 – IEP Clinic Workshop Keeping it Individualized to Meet the Child’s Unique Needs
Parents are key members of their child’s IEP team. This workshop includes an in-depth look at the Individualized Education Program (IEP), including how to use evaluations to write measurable goals, as well as strategies to help parents become more active participants in their child’s IEP meetings. 

Part 3 – Procedural Safeguards 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. 

Part 4 – Behavior and Discipline in School 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 find success in school. 

Part 5 – Planning for Change: School to Adult Transition Transition for Students in High School and Beyond
Both parents and students will learn an overview of the transition requirements in the IEP, including strategies they can use for effective transition planning as the students move toward college, employment, and living independently. 

Making the Most Out of Your Baby’s Early Intervention Services

Parents who have concerns about their child’s development often feel overwhelmed and unsure where turn. Early intervention services can help your infant or toddler with a disability learn, grow, and meet milestones. This workshop is for families of children under the age of three who want to learn more about the free services that are available to enhance their baby’s development. 

Procedural Safeguards 

Parents will discuss their rights through procedural safeguards in IDEA providing the groundwork for parent participation and decision making that is built into special education law. Learn information about resolution meetings, mediation, and the state complaint process. 

Six Advocacy Tips that Turn No’s into Yes’s! 

Are you tired of being told “No”? You are the expert on your child, and you know what your child needs. Learn how to get it with these six amazing advocacy strategies! 

Support Groups 

Las Vegas support group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please check training calendar for times. Parents get together and support each other and learn new information. 

Reno support group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month please check training calendar for times. Parents get together and support each other and learn new information. 

Working for Change – Using the Power of a Personal Story

Do you know how your personal story can influence and impact decision makers in your community? Using your personal story to educate and advocate can make such a difference when systems or services are going to be changed or eliminated. Don’t miss this training full of strategies to identify the people who make decisions that affect individuals with disabilities. Learn how to deliver your personal story that catches the attention and motivates others to action! 

Behavior & Discipline in Schools 

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. 

Bullying Prevention – Everyone’s Responsibility: What Parents Can Do

Join us as we discuss the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies. Don’t miss this valuable training to learn about the steps parents can take to stop bullying! 

Considering College? Learn What’s Available and How to Get It 

Thinking about going to college? This workshop will guide you where to go, what to ask, and how to apply to help you get ready for the next chapter of your life as a college student. You will be provided a “You Can Do It!” workbook to assist you with gathering information to better prepare you for your post-secondary education. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this workshop together. 

Getting the First Job 

Both parents and students will learn an overview of the realities of employment for youth. Topics include career planning, the role of families and suggestions to increase the likelihood of being hired for a job. 

How is My Child Reading?

This workshop focuses on helping participants understand terms that are used when discussing reading and writing. Learning the building blocks of literacy will answer this question and give parents the confidence to discuss reading scores with school staff. Don’t miss this workshop full of valuable information on how students learn to read and write. 

IEP Clinic Workshop 

Parents are key members of their child’s IEP team. This workshop includes an in-depth look at the Individualized Educational Program (IEP), including how to use evaluations to write measurable goals, as well as strategies to help parents become more active participants in their child’s IEP meetings. 

Positive Behavior Approaches for Parents

This Workshop will provide an overview of Positive Behavior Interventions and an understanding of the environments in which challenging behaviors occur. Learn about evidence-based practices that support preschoolers to be successful and a statewide project, the Nevada TACSEI (Technical Assistance Center for Social Emotional Intervention) Pyramid Model Partnership. 

Say Goodbye to Your Child’s Challenging Behavior

Challenging behaviors can leave many parents and teachers feeling frustrated and ineffective. Positive Behavioral Interventions (PBI) is a proactive approach that can assist children achieve social, emotional, and academic success. This workshop will introduce you to powerful tools that will have you saying goodbye to challenging behavior. 

Solving the Employment Puzzle  

Parents and youth will be introduced to practical job development strategies and resources that assist and support youth with disabilities who are preparing for employment. 

Transition Planning: Navigating Your Future 

Helping Our Youth Reach for Tomorrow. Both parents and students will learn an overview of the transition requirements in the IEP, including strategies they can use for effective transition planning as the students move toward college, employment, and living independently. 

Understanding Section 504 and Civil Rights

This workshop is designed to provide an understanding of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504. The purpose is to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will improve their academic success and access to the learning environment. 

En Español

Ayude a su Hijo a Concentrarse en el Aprendizaje

¿Tiene su hijo problemas para concentrarse en la escuela? ¿Le parece que la tarea y otras actividades pueden ser un reto para su hijo para completar? Aprenda acerca de las dificultades que tienen los niños con el enfoque, sus diferentes estilos de aprendizaje y las estrategias que pueden ayudarle a ayudar a su hijo enfocarse mejor. 

Diga Adiós a los Comportamientos Desafiantes de su Hijo  

Los comportamientos desafiantes pueden dejar a muchos padres y maestros sentirse frustrados e ineficaces. Las Intervenciones Positivas de Conducta (PBI) es un enfoque proactivo que puede ayudar a los niños a alcanzar el éxito social, emocional y académico. Este taller le dará a conocer herramientas de gran alcance que tendrá que decir adiós a la conducta desafiante. 

Grupo de Apoyo en Español – Las Vegas 

Las Vegas grupo de apoyo español se reúne el último miércoles de cada mes, por favor revise el calendario de capacitación para los tiempos. Los padres se reúnen y se apoyan mutuamente y aprender nueva información. 

Café, Té y IEP  

¡No te pierdas un nuevo grupo pequeño aprendizaje oportunidad para familias! Este debate interactivo guiado exploraremos el proceso de educación especial y fomentar una participación significativa en IEPs. Lo dejo con nuevas ideas que fomentan altas expectativas que conducen al éxito para estudiantes con discapacidades. Confirme su asistencia requerida. 

Bullies, Acosados y Espectadores: Respuestas que Funcionan

Mientras que el bullying no siempre deja moretones o fracturas de huesos, puede dejar cicatrices emocionales profundas que duran toda la vida. El bullying es un problema grave que se produce a lo largo de nuestra escuela todos los días y, sin intervención, el bullying puede conducir a serios problemas académicos, sociales, emocionales y legales. No te pierdas esta clase de respuestas al bullying que realmente funcionan. 

Entrenamiento del IEP 

Nevada PEP ofrece un entrenamiento acerca del programa de educación individualizado (IEP por sus siglas en inglés). Esta clase incluye una breve explicación acerca del IEP y una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Por favor traiga el IEP de su hijo/a para que pueda revirsarlo durante la clase! 

Introducción al Curso del IEP  

¡No pierda la oportunidad de darle un repaso a su conocimiento del IEP! Este webinar ayuda a los padres a tener mas confianza en la participación y las decisiones hacia el IEP de su hijo. 

¡Seis Consejos de Abogacía que Gira de un No a un Sí!  

¿Está cansado de que le digan “No”? Usted es el experto en su hijo y usted sabe las necesidades de su hijo y usted sabe las necesidades de su hijo. Aprenda cómo conseguirlo con estas seis estrategias de abogacía increíbles! 

Accommodations

  • Please contact Nevada PEP if you require additional accommodations to participate in any of our scheduled events.
  • Additionally, if you would like any of our in-person training events moved over to our Webinar Archive, please send a request!
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