Educate, Advocate, and Participate: How to Navigate the Special Education Journey (Regions 6 & 7)

Description:

Families play an important role in the education of their children, especially parents of children who are identified as having disabilities. The law requires that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational services.

Topics include: Critical Decision Points in Special Education, Profile of a Graduate, Assistive Technology and I’m Determined Project

Local community partners and agencies will be on hand to provide information to parents and families.

Intended Audience: Parents, guardians, educators, community agency partners. Anyone who wants to learn more about how to navigate the special education maze.

Sponsor: This event has been made possible through collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Parent Resource Centers in Southwest Virginia.

Location: This event will be presented in two locations. Choose one location to attend.

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Abingdon Virginia at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 in Roanoke at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.

Additional information you would like included: The goal of this event is to educate and empower attendees by providing tools and information they need to make a successful journey through the years of education for their child/student.

A free light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

Deadline to register for this event is: August 29, 2018.

Date(s):


9/6/2018 9:00 AM - 9/6/2018 2:00 PM,
9/7/2018 9:00 AM - 9/7/2018 2:00 PM

Location(s):

Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Abingdon Virginia at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.
Friday, September 7, 2018 in Roanoke at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.

Contact(s):

Becky Silvey
(540) 483-0280 ext. 36419

Tag(s):

Assistive Technology Diploma Options Self-Determination Transition