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Survey on Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities

  • The Office of Special Education has developed surveys for administrators, educators/service providers, and families on meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities, including students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, in New York State.
  • Broad dissemination of the surveys is encouraged. Participation is voluntary and anonymous.
  • Results of the surveys will be used to inform guidance development related to students with specific learning disabilities and other NYSED initiatives including the State Systemic Improvement Plan.
  • The surveys may be accessed at:http://www.mievaluation.com/SLD-Surveys.html.
  • Questions about the purpose and/or content of the surveys may be directed to Kelly Onorato at dddstakeholders@nysed.gov



Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6605138374332949251


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate with Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Education Records Organizer on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. This workshop will provide 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.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Workshop: Life After High School: College Is and Option for All
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Phone: 315-443-4336

Location:

Fulton Alliance Church


Event Address:

1004 State Rt. 48
Alliance Church Drive


Fulton, NY
Event Cost: FREE

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SUPAC presents the workshop Life After High School: College Is and Option for All with three presentations in one night, Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The presentations include:

  • Transition Planning: Tools & Tips - Post-Secondary Transition is planning and preparing for one's future after high school while still in school. In this workshop, participants will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Transition planning timelines and tasks will be reviewed.
  • Through the Same Door: A Story of Self-Advocacy - Micah Fialka-Feldman, a self-advocate, teaching assistant, outreach coordinator, national speaker, and pioneer who fights for disability pride, justice and inclusion will speak.
  • InclusiveU at Syracuse University - InclusiveU is an initiative of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, committed to individualized and inclusive higher educational opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Offering real opportunities for students to participate in every aspect of campus life. SU Coursework, sporting and social events, and the strong inclusive community are what makes InclusiveU a success.

This workshop is free, registration is required, click here to register online, or call 315-443-4336.




Webinar: Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition
Monday, August 27, 2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3754178391120255490


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lin Perry Project Director Parent to Parent of NYS Family to Family Healthcare Information Center, as she presents the webinar Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition on Monday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. 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, participants 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 contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




SANYS Statewide Conference
Thursday - Sunday, September 6 to 8, 2018
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Contact: Phone: Call 518-382-1454 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Albany Marriott


Event Address:

189 Wolf Rd.


Albany, NY
Event Cost: $185/$125

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The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) presents the annual statewide conference Self-Advocacy: For the People, By the People on Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8. Registration for this event is $185 for the full conference or $125 for all day Friday. Space is limited, to register see the flyer lined below. Payment and registration is due by Wednesday, Aug. 1.

   

Scholarships are available, all applications must be mailed postmarked by July 23. No exceptions. See scholarship information linked below.

   

Call 518-382-1454 or email conf18@sanys.org with any questions.




Webinar: Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2927749163996817665


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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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, Sept.12 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 reason 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 what 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.

   

Please contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Statewide Support Parent Training
September 18, 2018
Start Time: 11:30AM | End Time: 1:00PM
Contact: Phone: (518) 381-4350

Event Cost: FREE

Please register for Statewide Support Parent Training on Sep 18, 2018 11:30 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6181633984215989506

Please join Sharon Marrella and Barb Hoffman: Parent to Parent of NYS is offering a Statewide Support Parent Training available by webinar. Now is the time to join us and share your story with another parent who might benefit from your experience and support. You can participate from your computer at home. Participants in this training will be parents and family caregivers who want to become Support Parents.
If you have question’s contact: Shannon McCracken
(716) 675-0239




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2907687478308304899


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate with Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Education Records Organizer on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 12 to 1 p.m. This workshop will provide 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.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7504287093387413763


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Wednesday, Sept 19 from 6 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.

    

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/496459574175313411


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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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 on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. 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.

   

Please contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4505300959279223299


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, October, 10, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1831511881142385665


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. 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.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1733911536747184385


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Mary Beth Fadelici, Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 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.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2073163646561713922


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Alissa Morris, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Starting Over - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs
Monday, November 5, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2390096773273331713


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Dianne O’Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, for this webinar geared to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs on Monday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There are many reasons why a grandparent, or relative, raising their grandchildren full time. By creating an enriched, supportive, and safe living environment, grandchildren stay connected to their family while keeping them out of foster care.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/103421550394860033


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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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 on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 6:45 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7265425893756752898


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Sharon Marrella, Regional Coordinator of 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 Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1049049932380216065


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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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 on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.

   

Please contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8918819798469207553


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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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, Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 12 to 1:30 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 reason 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 what 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.

   

Please contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7836099911812637443


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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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 on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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.

   

Please contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/32357915114442499


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 12 to 1 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.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1598751866858022915


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Need.  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.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.








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