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Applications to participate in Parent to Parent of NYS and Westchester & Putnam Independent Living Centers' Family Empowerment Advocacy Series are now being accepted from parents, grandparents and guardians of individuals with disabilities. This series is offered once per year and prepares parents, grandparents and guardians of children with disabilities to better advocate within the education system for their own children and as a volunteer to assist other families. The training includes information about the special education process, including laws, regulations and policies related to students with disabilities.

Participants are selected through an application process and must reside in one of the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington or Westchester. There are no fees; however, participants are expected to attend all training sessions in person and webinars to meet the requirements listed in the letter posted below.

The Family Empowerment Advocacy Series is a 32+ hour program conducted via both in-person workshop sessions and webinars. For full details see the letter posted below.

In-person training sessions will take place in 4 different locations connected by way of video conferencing:

  • Capital District DDSO (Building 3) at 500 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
  • Capital District DDSO (2nd Floor) at 3 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Taconic DDRO (Conference Room A) at 38 Firemen’s Way, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • Hudson Valley DDSO at 11 Wilbur Road, Thiells, NY 10984

Interested persons may register by clicking here or mail, email or fax completed application with cover sheet to Tina Beauparlant by email or by fax 518-393-9607 or Denise Green by email or fax 845-228-7460.

Applications must be received by Feb. 8. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their application and ability to serve families in areas of need. Applicants who are selected will receive a confirmation call on Feb. 10. For any questions, contact Tina Beauparlant at Parent to Parent of NYS by email or call 518-381-4350 ext. 22 or Denise Green at Westchester and Putnam Independent Living Centers by email or call 845-228-7457 ext. 1102.

Family Empowerment Advocacy Series - Letter and Application
Family Empowerment Advocacy Series - Dates




Free Webinar-Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition
February 22, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Please register for Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition on Feb 22, 2017 12:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5023225903447656452

Please join Lin Perry Project Director Parent to Parent of NYS Family to Family Healthcare Information Center, as she presents a webinar on the Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition.
As our youth with ID/DD or special healthcare needs transition from pediatric to adult health care systems, self-advocates and parents alike need to understand the importance of transitioning their healthcare effectively.
While many people engage in transition planning for their education to adult systems, sadly healthcare, isn’t often included in those plans. And yet, good health is the most fundamental and foundational aspect of any persons success.
In this webinar you will learn what the research says, what issue to consider, the importance of transitioning healthcare and some effective means to begin a plan to transition for yourself or for your child.
Our focus is being a good parent partner with your health professionals and using some tools to begin the conversations and plan for and insure success. Please join us and get ready for a future of healthy success!
Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education
February 28, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education               

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8951161925113570049
Parent to Parent of NYS, is pleased to collaborate with Ellen Burns Director, of the Early Childhood Direction Center to present a webinar on:
Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education.
This workshop will guide parents through the EI to preschool special education transition in New York State. This webinar will identify important steps in the process, changes to expect and critical decisions to be made. We will take a detailed look at the programmatic aspects of both the Early Intervention Program (Department of Health) and the Preschool Special Education Program (State Education Department). This workshop will help participants to understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, and to understand the difference between services in both programs.


              




WEBINAR- Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education
March 1, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education on Mar 1, 2017 6:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/745209778881836033
Parent to Parent of NYS, is pleased to collaborate with Ellen Burns Director, of the Early Childhood Direction Center to present a webinar on:
Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education.
This workshop will guide parents through the EI to preschool special education transition in New York State. This webinar will identify important steps in the process, changes to expect and critical decisions to be made. We will take a detailed look at the programmatic aspects of both the Early Intervention Program (Department of Health) and the Preschool Special Education Program (State Education Department). This workshop will help participants to understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, and to understand the difference between services in both programs.




Free Webinars- Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
March 2, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Please register for Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs- JL on Mar 2, 2017 12:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8622130870772877572

Please join Jacqui Liebman, Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs.
Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- Communicating Through Letter Writing
March 8, 2017
Start Time: 11:00AM | End Time: 12:15PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Please register for Communicating Through Letter Writing on Mar 8, 2017 11:00 AM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5783859252119116289
Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Communicating Through Letter Writing.
Letter writing can be a very effective method of communication and advocacy for parents of children with disabilities. This training assists parents, guardians, grandparents how to clearly and effectively express concerns, ideas or suggestions to the professionals involved in their child's special education program.

              




Free Webinar- Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
March 9, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 1 (518) 381-4350

Please register for Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs . MAF on Mar 9, 2017 6:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2888486694688130052

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator, as she presents on Loss,Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs.
Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Webinar- Understanding Your Child’s Evaluations
March 13, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Understanding How to Read Your Child's Evaluations on Mar 13, 2017 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3590633721380813059

Please join BJ Ebenstien. Esq for this wonderful webinar on Numbers, Percentages, Ranges - it is all so confusing.

This webinar will give parents, guardians and professional a simplified way to read their child's evaluations, understand the information, and use it to develop an appropriate IEP.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Free Webinar- NYS Autism Insurance Reform
March 14, 2017
Start Time: 5:00PM | End Time: 6:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 716-675-0239

Please register for NYS Autism Insurance Reform on Mar 14, 2017 5:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8612877380949917700

Please join Lin Perry, Project Director, Family to Family Healthcare Information Center, as she presents a webinar on the Autism Insurance Reform.
Autism Insurance Reform legislation became effective in 2013, however aspects of the bill, related to Applied Behavioral Analysis, are still being worked on within the NYS government.
This webinar will address the overall legislation, who it assists and how and will also give an update on the current status of the ABA portion of the legislation.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP process
March 15, 2017
Start Time: 11:00Am | End Time: 12:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP process               

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8783020208948381187
Do you have any questions related to the IEP process that you want answers to?
Do you know how to request information about your child / student?
Do you understand your role at a CSE meeting?
Do you know how to discuss your child’s needs at a CSE meeting?
If you have questions we have answers for you!
If you are a Parent, Grandparent, Family Member, Medicaid Service Coordinator, or just interested in this topic then this training is for you!


              




Webinar- Education Records Organizer
March 15, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Education Records Organizer- TW on Mar 15, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4388526219248710657

Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for this webinar.
This workshop is where parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist in being more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Free Webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
March 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00PM | End Time: 2:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Please register for A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD -DO on Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/369045959593442564

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator, as she presents on A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD.
The purpose of this training is to introduce families to the language of service delivery systems and to define and clarify information about services and supports. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of eligibility criteria and the eligibility determination process. The training includes an overview of Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), Home and Community Based Services Waiver, and Family Support Services.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Free Webinar-Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
March 20, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 1 (716) 675-0239

Please register for Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child's Program- BH on Mar 20, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7813190479404278020

Please join Barb Hoffman, Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar
Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. That is what this training is all about. By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP process
March 21, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP process on Mar 21, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3175849556872195587
Do you have any questions related to the IEP process that you want answers to?
Do you know how to request information about your child / student?
Do you understand your role at a CSE meeting?
Do you know how to discuss your child’s needs at a CSE meeting?
If you have questions we have answers for you!
If you are a Parent, Grandparent, Family Member, Medicaid Service Coordinator, or just interested in this topic then this training is for you!


              




Free Webinars- Health Care Notebook overview
March 23, 2017
Start Time: 1:00PM | End Time: 2:00PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Please register for Health Care Notebook overview SM on Mar 23, 2017 1:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6440021402628459780

Please join Sharon Marrella, Regional Coordinator, as she presents a webinar on the Health Care Notebook.
Participants will learn how a HCN can assist in organizing medical records. They will be given tips on how the notebook can assist with advocacy, save time, reduce stress and utilize the information within the notebook in the event of an emergency.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Webinar- Understanding How to Read Your Child’s Evaluations
March 23, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Understanding How to Read Your Child's Evaluations on Mar 23, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7320405861942841345

Please join BJ Ebenstien. Esq for this wonderful webinar on Numbers, Percentages, Ranges - it is all so confusing.

This webinar will give parents, guardians and professional a simplified way to read their child's evaluations, understand the information, and use it to develop an appropriate IEP.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




11th Annual Statewide Ausism Conference
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
Start Time: 7:30 AM | End Time: 3:30 PM
Contact: Phone:

Location:

The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls


Event Address:

101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303


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Event Cost: See event description for fees

CARD home banner w540c.jpgThe Center for Autism an d Related Disabilities presents the 11th Annual Statewide Autism Conference : Maximizing Potential For Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research to Support Everyday Practice on Friday, Mar. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference will feature the keynote presentation: Problem Behavior is Predictable and Preventable by Timothy Vollmer, Ph.D., BCBA. The conference will feature a full day schedule of workshops and speakers, see the brochure linked below.

The cost to attend this conference is $65 for NYS residents if received prior to March 10 or $80 after. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Registration may be done online by clicking here or by mail with the brochure linked below.

For full conference information, schedule and hotel information see the attached brochure below.

11th Annual Statewide Autism Conference - Brochure




WEBINAR- Let’s Take a Crash Course on Understanding how to Read an IEP.
March 28, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Let’s Take a Crash Course on Understanding how to Read an IEP.               

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9211508686385879299
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, requires certain information to be included in the IEP but doesn’t specify how the IEP should look. Because states and local school systems may include additional information, forms differ from state to state and may vary between school systems within a state. The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed at least once a year. This trainings will teach you how to read the IEP so you can understand what should and can be in the IEP.

              




WEBINAR- Effective Communication for CSE Meetings
March 28, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Please register for Effective Communication for CSE Meetings on Mar 28, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7483896643196302595
Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program / Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Communication for CSE Meetings. This training is for parents, grandparents and guardians on how to facilitate CSE meetings that ensure effective communication, remain focused on the student’s needs and avoid conflicts. Participants will learn communication strategies for working with professional. This training also teaches you to recognize the signals for a potentially difficult IEP meeting and the skills needed to turn a difficult meeting into one that is productive.


              




WEBINAR- Let’s Take a Crash Course on Understanding how to Read an IEP.
March 30, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Let’s Take a Crash Course on Understanding how to Read an IEP.               

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5520423962686055427
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, requires certain information to be included in the IEP but doesn’t specify how the IEP should look. Because states and local school systems may include additional information, forms differ from state to state and may vary between school systems within a state. The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed at least once a year. This trainings will teach you how to read the IEP so you can understand what should and can be in the IEP.

              




WEBINAR- What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology in the IEP
April 3, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology in the IEP on Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6140624387054140419
This training will teach parents, grandparents, guardians about appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services how they allow students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. For every student with an IEP, federal and state regulations require that the team consider the student’s need for assistive technology devices and services.


              




Free Webinar- Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition
April 4, 2017
Start Time: 5:00PM | End Time: 6:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Please register for Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition on Apr 4, 2017 5:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7220529522813824260

Please join Lin Perry Project Director Parent to Parent of NYS Family to Family Healthcare Information Center, as she presents a webinar on the Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition.
As our youth with ID/DD or special healthcare needs transition from pediatric to adult health care systems, self-advocates and parents alike need to understand the importance of transitioning their healthcare effectively.
While many people engage in transition planning for their education to adult systems, sadly healthcare, isn’t often included in those plans. And yet, good health is the most fundamental and foundational aspect of any persons success.
In this webinar you will learn what the research says, what issue to consider, the importance of transitioning healthcare and some effective means to begin a plan to transition for yourself or for your child.
Our focus is being a good parent partner with your health professionals and using some tools to begin the conversations and plan for and insure success. Please join us and get ready for a future of healthy success!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- Transitioning from High School in the Adult World after Graduation
April 4, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Transitioning from High School in the Adult World after Graduation on Apr 4, 2017 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1909780609203812099
Parent to Parent of NYS, is pleased to offer this webinar on Transitioning from High School to the Adult World after Graduation. Please join Tina Beauparlant, Parent to Parent of NYS, Regional Program Manager/ Education Specialist for this wonderful webinar.
Do you wonder about your child's future?
What are your child's plan after they leave school?
Will they have a job?
Will they live with you or on their own?
We will also discuss rules and regulations related to the development of an appropriate Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
This workshop will help parents of children with disabilities understand how to use the special education transition process to help plan for life after high school. Parents of students in ninth grade and beyond are encouraged to attend.


              




Free Webinar- Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
April 5, 2017
Start Time: 11:30AM | End Time: 1:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 1 (518) 381-4350

Please register for Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs . BH on Apr 5, 2017 11:30 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/526214549714114820

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Barb Hoffman, Regional Coordinator, as she presents on Loss,Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs.
Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Free Webinar- Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
April 6, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 1 (716) 675-0239

Please register for Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs. MAF on Apr 6, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7669713008072003844

Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs.
Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress.
Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- Let’s Talk Diploma and Non- Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities
April 10, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Let’s Talk Diploma and Non- Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities on Apr 10, 2017 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6325988853375578371
This training is designed for parents, guardians and grandparents of students with disabilities.
We will provide information about the different types of diplomas available through public school system. Knowing about these options will help you make sure that the educational program your child participates in will lead to an appropriate diploma.


              




Webinar- Education Records Organizer
April 11, 2017
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Education Records Organizer- TB on Apr 11, 2017 11:00 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2877048475266027777

Please join Tina Beauparlant,Regional Program Manager/ Education Specialist, for this webinar.

This workshop is where parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist in being more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




WEBINAR- What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology in the IEP
April 11, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology in the IEP on Apr 11, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4321568160823709443
This training will teach parents, grandparents, guardians about appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services how they allow students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. For every student with an IEP, federal and state regulations require that the team consider the student’s need for assistive technology devices and services.


              




Free Webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
April 12, 2017
Start Time: 5:00PM | End Time: 6:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD- MBF on Apr 12, 2017 5:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8844445524839312900

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Mary Beth Fadelici Regional Coordinator, as she presents on A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD.
The purpose of this training is to introduce families to the language of service delivery systems and to define and clarify information about services and supports. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of eligibility criteria and the eligibility determination process. The training includes an overview of Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), Home and Community Based Services Waiver, and Family Support Services.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




FREE-Webinar Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
April 12, 2017
Start Time: 11:30AM | End Time: 1:00PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 1(716) 675-0239

Please register for Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child's Program- LP on Apr 12, 2017 11:30 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7581870825105589252

Please join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar
Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. That is what this training is all about. By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.








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