The week's events
- BCPS SECAC Meeting
BCPS SECAC Meeting
Our areas of focus continue to be education and advocacy. Our voices will continue to be used in a positive, organized effort to help parents and professionals convey information and experiences to leadership, to support the Department of Special Education in their goals, and to advise the Board of Education and top-level decision makers in Baltimore
County Public Schools.
Our meeting topics will remain fluid this year so that we can be responsive to the needs of BCPS families during these unprecedented times. We hope you will consider joining us for any or all of the scheduled SECAC meetings below.
Registration is not required. All meetings are open to the public.
Contact Name : SERC
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- IEP Workshop Series (1 of 3): Special Education Services in a Remote & Hybrid World - Questions to ask
IEP Workshop Series (1 of 3): Special Education Services in a Remote & Hybrid World - Questions to ask
The IEP Process – Building Partnership Through Conversations
Workshop 1: Special Education Services in a Remote & Hybrid World - Questions to Ask
What this series will address:
Why are IEP meetings often uncomfortable, awkward, and stiff? Educators and families all have a common goal -- to support the development of the child. Yet, educators often feel confused that families act like reluctant participants who are just fulfilling a requirement. And families often feel that they're viewed as intruders, whose insights and dreams for their child don't count.
In this virtual workshop series, Dr. Amy Pleet-Odle will explain perspectives of both families and educators and suggest questions families should ask to make the IEP process a productive experience for all. Participants in this live event will have interactive, problem-solving opportunities to practice with asking questions.
Contact Name : Cara Phillips
Contact Email : email@example.com
- ABC's of Managing Challenging Behavior
ABC's of Managing Challenging Behavior
Join Catherine Judkins, M.Ed.,BCBA, LBA and Clinical Director at Verbal Beginnings for this presentation that reviews common reasons challenging behaviors (tantrums, whining, aggression) may occur. Additionally, strategies that parents can use to address these behaviors at home will be covered.
The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Prior to the fair, a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Contact Name : pathfinders
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.orgNavigating A New Autism Diagnosis: Part 1 : A New Diagnosis: Where Do I Begin?
Navigating A New Autism Diagnosis: Part 1 : A New Diagnosis: Where Do I Begin?
This is a three-part series designed for families, care providers and others seeking information on how to best navigate a new autism diagnosis. You will hear from parents, topic experts, self-advocates and members of the autism community who will share their personal experiences. During these challenging times, Autism Speaks is dedicated to ensuring you have access to reliable information, resources and support through the autism journey.
- Participants will benefit from expert speakers with a focus on a new diagnosis and evidence-based practices.
- Participants will access new resources and tools to help make decisions for their child.
- Participants will learn strategies and practical advice on the importance of advocating for their child.
Janet Williams, Director of Community Outreach, Autism Speaks
Contact Name : Janet Williams, Director of Community Outreach, Autism Speaks
Contact Email : janet.williams@AutismSpeaks.org
- Building Your Child's Team
Building Your Child's Team
Amy Wetherill of The Pediatric Development Center will share strategies for parents wanting to maximize the support they get for their child by building a collaborative team of professionals, inside and outside of schools, who can help ensure their child reaches their highest potential.
Contact Name : Cathy O\'Donnell
Contact Email : email@example.com