Upcoming Workshops, Trainings, and Conferences

September 8, 2016

 

There are a number of upcoming trainings, conferences, and workshops for individuals, parents, and professionals on topics ranging from bullying and special education to sexuality and graduation.

 

For more information, contact us at info@ldaofwny.org or visit www.parentnetwork.org/workshops-and-events/events-calendar/

  

 

Every Vote Counts - Yours Matters! An Accessible Voting Training Event

Friday, September 16, 2016, 10 am–2 pm (Erie)

Learn how to use machines that make voting possible for those who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise unable to mark a traditional ballot. Feel comfortable casting your vote with a machine provided by the Erie County Board of Elections!
 

Parent Member Training
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 11:15 am–2 pm (Erie)
Parent Training: This New York State Education Department (NYSED) training is intended to provide Parent who sit on the Committees on Preschool and School Age Special Education (CPSE/CSE) with an understanding of their role, requirements and the special education process. 


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -Strategies for Success and IEP Development
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5–7 pm (Erie)
Participants will increase their knowledge of the signs and characteristics of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder.  Tips and tools will be provided to help identify strengths and strategies for success that can be included in a student's IEP.


Bullying and Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6–8 pm (Cattaraugus)
How do students with disabilities cope with bullying?  Participants will learn advocacy skills and how supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth.


Sexuality... Having The Conversation
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6–8 pm (Niagara)
Participants will understand the importance of early and ongoing discussion about sexuality and appropriate social behaviors for individuals with disabilities. Tips will be provided to encourage a more comfortable conversation.


Individual Service Plan Facilitation Training
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8:30 am–12:30 pm (Erie)
One of the most important roles of the Service Coordinator is developing a comprehensive and effective Service Plan for each individual served. 


What to do About Challenging Behavior in The Home & Community
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)
The purpose of this workshop is to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and implement strategies that can manage the conflict in a proactive way and prevent the conflict from turning into a full blown storm.

 

Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention 2016 Conference: Bullying and People with Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, September, 29, 2016 (Erie)

Breakout session topics include disability law, education, LGBTQ/Social Support, Self Advocacy, Parent Perspective, and Mental Health.  Register at http://gse.buffalo.edu/alberticenter/events/conference

  

The Nurtured Heart Approach
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:30–8 pm (Erie)
Are you frustrated by behavior challenges that put your child in control of your home? Have your discipline methods stopped working? Do you want your children to have good morals, be compassionate, and self-confident?

Bullying & Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

How do students with disabilities cope with bullying?

Participants will learn advocacy skills and how supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth

 

What is the Front Door?

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6–8 pm (Chautauqua)

Opening the door to a richer, fuller life—that’s the goal of OPWDD’s new Front Door—a person-centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs and desires in making decisions.

 

Developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

In this workshop participants will learn about the parts of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), receive tips tools to become more involved in the planning process.

 

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders - Strategies for Success and Individualized Education Program Development

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

Participants will increase their knowledge of the signs and characteristics of ADD/ADHD. Tips and tools will be provided to help identify strengths and strategies for success that can be included in a student's IEP.

 

Candidate's Forum

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6-8 pm (Monroe)

Constituents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families need legislators to understand the challenges they face to find and access residential and community services. Please join us as we share individual stories with our candidates for federal and state offices, and offer them the opportunity to inform the community how they intend to serve our families.  RSVP by September 14, 2016 to DDAWNYEAST@gmail.com.

 

Individualized Service Plan

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9 am–4 pm (Erie)

OPWDD’s approved curriculum for Medicaid Service Coordinators.

 

Attention Deficity/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Individualized Education Plan

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

Participants will increase their knowledge of the signs and characteristics of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Tips and tools for will be provided to help identify strengths and strategies for success that can be included in a student's Individualized Education Plan.

 

Crisis Behavior Management: Supporting Caregivers of Individuals with Challenging Behaviors

Saturday, October 15, 2016 (Erie)

Learn effective strategies for dealing with issues related to behavioral challenges, crisis situations, law enforcement, and puberty and sexuality.         

 

Eligibility for OPWDD Services

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9 am–12 pm (Erie)

What is a developmental disability? Participants will gain an understanding of eligibility and the admission process to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) system. Walk away with information about available supports and services and updates about what’s new in this dynamic system.

 

Individualized Education Program

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

Every child receiving special education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). What is it? Who writes it? What does individualized mean? In this workshop participants will learn about the parts of an IEP, receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning process.

 

Effective Communication: Helping Families & Professional Work Together

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

Participants will learn how to improve communication skills to effectively work with professionals who work with children who have a learning challenge or a disability. This workshop will help participants learn how to work together and help their child be successful.

 

What you need to know about Special Education for Medicaid Service Coordinators

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9 am–12 pm (Erie)

Participants will also learn the steps in the special education process and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) (Preschool - CPSE).

 

Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder -Strategies for Success and Individual Education Program Development

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6–8 pm (Wyoming)

Participants will increase their knowledge of the signs and characteristics of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). Tips and tools will be provided to help identify strengths and strategies for success that can be included in a student's Individual Education Program (IEP).

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Ways to Communicate

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 am–12 pm (Wyoming)

In this workshop participants will learn about communication disorders related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and treatment strategies to improve communication skills in children with ASD.

 

Pathways to Graduation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6–8 pm (Erie)

What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? An IEP diploma? A Skills or CDOS? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child do the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.

 

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