STEP


Parent Training Workshops

 

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) helps parents learn about their child’s educational needs and their rights provided under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). STEP is a federally funded program that provides information, training and support to parents of children with disabilities. STEP is holding Parent Training Workshops all over the state and parents who have attended them have been excited with all the information they learned and the assistance that they received. Learning about your rights is a powerful tool that can help you feel more confident in advocating for your child’s educational needs.


 

2015 Calendar of STEP Workshops

 

Saturday, August 22     Special Education Basic Rights

 

Designed to provide a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education plan (IEP) and how to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

Saturday, October 24     IEP WORKSHOP

Designed to enable participants to understand and fully participate in the IEP Team process.

 

Saturday, November 21     TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Participants learn about issues such as: your rights and role in transitioning from High School; development of an appropriate Transition Plan; employment; independent living; keys to navigating the adult service delivery system including Social Security, Vocational Rehab, and Medicaid Waivers.   * This workshop is recommended for families with a student age 12 and up.

 

Saturday, December 12    TRANSITION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD

 

An educational and skill-building workshop. Information related to basic rights under IDEA – Early Intervention (birth to 3) and Special Education (3 to 22) – and transitioning between the two. Details about an appropriate IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) and IEP (Individualized Education Plan.)

 

All parents of children in special education and parents of children that might need special education are invited to come out for these FREE workshops. All materials used at the workshops are also free to parents of children with disabilities.  Each family will receive a Parent Manual that includes important Federal and State laws regarding special education, as well as lots of helpful tools.

Please contact Robyn Lampley, rlampley@dsdc.com, for more information or to register for a STEP workshop.