The Arc of Chester County is offering three parent workshops to help you learn what role parents can play in each of these stages to ensure that your child’s strengths and needs are identified. Then, together with the school personnel, you develop an appropriate plan, and then that plan is implemented so that your child can make meaningful progress.
Session 1: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, December 14, 2013 - FINDING OUT WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS: In this workshop, you’ll learn about the evaluation process, the forms (PTE, questionnaires) you will need to fill out, and what you need to know about how to fill them out. We’ll discuss the letters you will likely need to write and how to compose them; the questions you might want to ask; and how to read and use the Evaluation Report (ER) or Revaluation Report (RR) to best support your child.
Session 2: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, January 11, 2014 - DEVELOPING THE IEP: In this workshop, you’ll learn about the elements of an IEP; how to be a fully participating member of the IEP team; how to contribute to each element; how to understand baselines; how to write a Parental Letter of Concern so that your voice is heard; and how to respond to a NOREP.
Session 3: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, February 1, 2014 - IMPLEMENTING THE IEP: In this workshop you will learn how to monitor how well the IEP is being implemented; how to monitor progress as a parent; how to handle issues that may arise; how and why to review your child’s school record (FERPA); and guidelines for working with the school district on your child’s behalf.
Location: 900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester, PA 19380
Contact: To register call 610-696-8090, Ext. 216