All Workshops will be Held at BRYANT & STRATTON COLLEGE VIRGINIA BEACH CAMPUS 301 Centre Pointe Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Systemic Complaint Letter of Findings Review Workshop
Friday, September 13, 2019 6:00 to 7:30 pm
On June 12, 2018, Advocating 4 Kids, Inc. filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Education Office of Dispute Resolution & Administrative Services against Virginia Beach City Public School's treatment of students with disabilities.
In working with a parent group called "Parents for FAPE" A4K was able to identify 9 families who were harmed by the practices used in Virginia Beach Public Schools against families of students with disabilities.
The Virginia Department of Education found Virginia Beach City Public Schools to be in "non-compliance" related to families who were involved in the complaint. This Division was also found to have a systemic violation related to transition planning.
At this workshop, Ms. Poe will review the Letter of Findings and teach the participants how to use the language by the Virginia Department of Education to effectively advocate for children with disabilities.
Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Service Providers interested in learning how to be an effective advocate. Cost: 25.00 Scholarships: Five scholarships for Parents who receive TANF and provide proof of those benefits.
How to Prepare for the School Year: For Children with Behavior & Emotional Disabilities
Friday, September 20, 2019 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Children with behavioral disabilities may engage in conduct which is disruptive to the classroom and/or is harmful to themselves and others. This leaves these students vulnerable for behavior referrals, police involvement, court referrals, and suspensions. They also run the risk of being restrained and secluded due to school districts enforcement of Zero Tolerance policies.
Unfortunately, if Parents and caregivers don't know what kinds of services and supports to ask for, sadly these students with behaviors and emotional disabilities don't get the help they need to be successful in school and in life.
Mrs. Poe will review with participants the importance of obtaining a Functional Behavioral Assessment-FBA, discuss key information that should be included in a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan-PBIP and discuss the kinds of related services that the IEP team should consider to support students who have behavior and emotional differences. Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Service Providers interested in learning how to be an effective advocate. Cost: 25.00 Scholarships: Five scholarships for Parents who receive TANF and provide proof of those benefits.
This workshop will provide attendees with the tools needed to participate in the IEP development process with confidence.
Requirements of the law and regulations under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act-"IDEA" includes developing a statement of the students present levels of performance and functioning, a Parent statement of concern for the educational enhancement of the student, Individualized Education Program-IEP goals that address the weaknesses related to the Child's disability that gets in the way of learning, and a child's LRE-least restrictive environment.
Cost: 25.00 Scholarships: Five scholarship are available for Parents who receive TANF and provide proof of those benefits.