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ASD Distance Learning Opportunities for Professionals and Parents
Ongoing
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Contact: Jane Ann Worlock Phone: Call 518-442-2574 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event Cost: FREE/$ for CTLE Credits

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The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities presents Distance Learning Opportunities for Professionals and Parents in the following topics at no cost:

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Helping Students with ASD Overcome Challenging Behavior
  • Creating Visual and Environmental Classroom Supports for Students with ASD
  • Supporting the Students with ASD: Your Role as a Paraprofessional
  • Promoting Successful Transitions from Secondary School to Post-Secondary School or Employment for Individuals with ASD
  • Using Power Cards and Social Behavior Mapping to Support Pro-Social Behavior
  • Executive Functioning Strategies to Keep Individuals with ASD Organized and On-Target
  • Learning Better Ways to Cope: Teaching Individuals with ASD Skills to Replace Challenging Behaviors

CTLE Units are available for additional fee. Contact Jane Ann Worlock with any questions, call 518-442-2574 or email jworlock@albany.edu.

   

Distance Learning Opportunities for Professionals and Parents - FLYER




Youth Power Self-Advocacy Training
Various dates
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Contact: Zack Kilmer, NYISA Coordinator Phone: Call 518-708-3808 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Event Cost: FREE

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Youth Power is hosting free self-advocacy trainings throughout New York State. These trainings are designed for youth ages 14 and up with intellectual/developmental disabilities, but all are welcome to attend. Participants in this workshop will learn about disability history, strategic sharing, and plan a future as a leader with the help of graduates of the New York Institute for Self-Advocacy! Light refreshments will be served. These trainings will be offered at the following locations and dates:

  • Capital District, February 21, 5-7 p.m.: Albany Public Library Community Room (161 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12210)
  • New York City, March 1, 5:30-8 p.m.: 242 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
  • Long Island, March 2, 4:30-7 p.m.: YAI, 555 Washington Ave., Brentwood, NY 11717
  • Central NY, March 26, 5:30-8 pm.: Dunham Public Library, 1027, 76 Main St., Whitesboro, NY 13492

Click here to register. Contact Zack Kilmer, NYISA Coordinator at 518-708-3808 or zkilmer@youthpowerny.org with any questions.

   

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Camp Ramapo Tours
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Contact: Phone: Call 845-876-8403, Email camp@ramapoforchildren or Visit http://www.ramapoforchildren.org/camp

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Camp Ramapo Rhinebeck Campus


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Salisbury Turnpike


Rhinebeck, NY

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Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck offers a unique camp community compromised of a diverse mix of children with a range of cognitive, social, and emotional abilities; summer camp sessions begin June 23 and run through Aug. 24 with one- to nine-week sessions available. Families who are interested in participating in summer camp are invited to come to Camp Ramapo for one of our tours dates:

  • Sunday, Mar. 24
  • Sunday, Mar. 31
  • Saturday, Apr. 6
  • Sunday, Apr. 14
  • Saturday, Apr. 27
  • Saturday, May 4
  • Saturday, May 11
  • Sunday, May 19
  • Sunday, June 2

Camp Ramapo is comprised of a staff of aspiring educators, social workers and youth-service professionals trained in the Ramapo Approach. The camp offers a safe, nurturing place that promotes independence and self-confidence, teaches social skills, and most importantly, helps children experience friendship and fun.

   

To sign up for a pre-scheduled tour cont Camp Ramapo for Children, call 845-876-8403, email camp@ramapoforchildren or visit www.ramapoforchildren.org/camp.




22nd Annual Special Education Task Force Conference
Friday, March 29, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM
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The Hilton Garden Inn


Event Address:

235 Hoosick Street


Troy, NY
Event Cost: $80/$40

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Special Education Task Force (SETF) presents the 22nd Annual Special Education Task Force Conference on Friday, Mar. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The conference features the following presentations:

  • Building Trust: Trauma-Informed Strategies That Work
  • Inclusion Works! Here's How
  • Pathways to Graduation
  • Challenging Behavior: Functional Behavioral Assessments That Work
  • Restorative Practices and School Discipline: Addressing and Repairing Harm
  • Students with Anxiety: Practical Strategies and Effective Partnerships
  • Sex Education and Students with Disabilities
  • Bullying & Students with Disabilities
  • The Ins and Outs of Testing Accommodations
  • Keynote
  • The State of the State on Special Education
  • Christopher Suriano: Assistant Commissioner Office of Special Education NYS Ed. Department

Registration is $80 for professionals or $40 for individuals, family members, or Task Force Executive Council members. Registrations must be received no later than Mar. 22. Pay with credit card or PayPal and register online here. Pay by check payable to Disability Rights New York. Mail the registration form  and check to:

Disability Rights New York
Special Education Task Force Conference
725 Broadway, Suite 450
Albany, New York 12207




Webinar:  Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Monday, April 1, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4237654548027531521


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Barb Hoffman, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar 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.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar:  Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Monday, April 8, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-81-4350

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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8224229723113838082


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Barb Hoffman, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar 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.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-81-4350 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar.




Let’s Talk Diploma and Non- Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4637143404625186817


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager / Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Let’s Talk Diploma and Non- Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities. This training is designed for parents, guardians and grandparents of students with disabilities, and 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.

   

Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/891172159935775491


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Education Records Organizer. 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.

   

Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar:  Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP Process
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6743665848032437761


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager / Education Specialist for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP Process.

  • Do you have 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?

Contact Tina Beauparlant at (518) 381-4350 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar:  Effective Communication for CSE Meetings
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3369946358008731393


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program / Education Specialist, for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Effective Communication for CSE Meetings. This training is for parents, grandparents and guardians on how to facilitate CSE meetings that will 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.

   

Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar:  A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Contact Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2467359463608776707


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar 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.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Let’s Talk Dipoma and Non-Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
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Event Cost: FREE

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Please Join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager/Education Specialist for Parent to Parent of NYS as she presents the webinar Let's Talk Diploma and Non-Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities on Wednesday, April 24 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. This webinar is designed for parents, guardians, and grandparents of students with disabilities. Parent to Parent will provide information about the different types of diplomas available through the public school system. Knowing these options will help parents be sure that the educational program a child participates in will lead to an appropriate diploma.

   

Click here to register for this webinar




Webinar: Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Contact Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6007609883471558914


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS as she presents the webinar Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Children prenatally exposed to alcohol become adults with FASD. Understanding that the permanent brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure may be the reasons individuals with FASD fail in school, treatment, in the workforce, and with relationships, can help us to form strategies that may work and help the individual have a successful, happy life.

   

This webinar will give a brief overview of FASD, identify some of the challenges of raising an individual with FASD over the lifespan and look at strategies that could be useful when living or working with them.

   

Click here to register for this webinar. Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.




Webinar:  Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Friday, May 3, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6157938412086720257


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar 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.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar. 




Webinar: Communicating Through Letter Writing
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7699238208004682753


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Communicating Through Letter Writing on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. Letter writing can be a very effective method of communication and advocacy for parents of children with disabilities. This training assists parents, guardians, and grandparents how to clearly and effectively express concerns, ideas or suggestions to the professionals involved in their child's special education program.

   

Click here to register for this webinar.




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6701053173755323907


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Education Records Organizer on Wednesday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.

   

Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar:  A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/620068878373873923


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Sharon Marrella, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 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.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar:  Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4620420933889967875


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar 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.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions. Click here to register for this webinar.




Webinar: What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 1:00 PM
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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/24736106570091777


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Tina Beauparlant, Parent to Parent of NYS, Regional Program Manager/ Education Specialist.  This training will teach parents, grandparents, and guardians about appropriate Assistive Techology (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 ever student with an IEP, Federal, and State regulations require that the team consider the student's need for assistive technology devices and services.

   

Click here to register for this webinar.




Webinar: Starting Over - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0329

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Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3417877370012353282


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS as she presents this webinar Starting Over: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There are many reasons why a grandparent, or relative, may be raising their grandchildren full time. By creating an enriched, supportive, and safe living environment, grandchildren stay connected to their family while keeping the children out of foster care.

   

This webinar will address the advantages and disadvantages of caring for our own and give practical resources and strategies for providing the best for grandchildren.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0329 with any questions. Click here to register for this webinar.




Webinar:  Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/IEP Process
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Start Time: 5:00 PM | End Time: 6:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7393740001738813441


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Tina Beauparlant, Parent to Parent of NYS, Regional Program Manager/ Education Specialist

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The webinar Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP Process will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 6 p.m.

  • Do you have 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?

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions. Click here to register for the webinar.