Workshop Descriptions

AzEIP to Preschool Transition

Discover how to make a smooth transition from early intervention services to preschool at age 3. Learn about services provided by your local public school district, eligibility and evaluation, when meetings are held, and who will attend.

Bullying Prevention

Learn what parents, children and the school can do about bullying. Become familiar with what resources are available to help parents with children with disabilities. Find out how to talk to children about bullying and the role of the bystander.

Functional Outcomes

Parents will learn about functional outcomes that are based on the strengths of their children, and will be included on their child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Support Plan (ISP). Parents will learn through an interactive training how to work with therapists and providers to support their child’s development.

Getting and Keeping the First Job

Successful employment for youth with disabilities is the goal. Parents and their youth with disabilities will learn the value of employment, how to raise your level of self-awareness, and when to use your self-advocacy skills during the interview process.

High School Transition

This workshop explains the IEP transition planning process which should begin for students no later than 16 years of age. Discover how to identify classes, activities and services that help prepare students with disabilities for higher education, vocational training, employment, and additional resources that help with planning for adult life.

IDEA: What You Need to Know

Learn your rights, responsibilities and role as a parent of a child in special education. Discover how a student is evaluated and found eligible to receive special education services. Understand the procedural safeguards parents have in the special education process..

IEP Training

Have a better understanding of Special Education and the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The following topics will be discussed: the IEP document, the parent’s role in the special education process, and how to prepare for, and be an effective participant at the meeting. You will learn who is a member of your child’s IEP team, how to track your child’s progress, and what to do if the team does not agree.

IFSP Basics

For parents of children birth to 3. Learn the basics of the process for developing an Individualized Family Service Plan.

The Journey to Adulthood

This workshop gives parents information on how to get ready for when their child goes through puberty and adolescence. Parents will learn about the physical, emotional and social changes that come during this time of their child’s life. Parents learn the skills and tools to help them through their child’s journey.

Organizing Your Child’s Records

Learn the importance of keeping your child’s records organized, and how to keep important information handy. You will also learn tips on how to make record-keeping easy. Participants will put together a binder to take home, to make organizing your child’s records, and important documents, stress-free.

Parent/Professional Collaboration

Learn how to communicate effectively, with positive interaction between parents, school staff, and students. Find out how parents can teach their children to advocate for themselves. Become familiar with ways to increase family participation in special education. We will discuss the role of parents and staff in special education.

Positive Behavior Support

Learn how to reduce unwanted behavior and increase good behavior by using Positive Behavior Supports in your home and in the community. Understand the role you play in your child’s behavior, and how to work with the school when behaviors get in the way of learning.

Preschool to Kindergarten Transition

Gather information for a smooth transition from preschool to school age services. Discussion will include the special education transition process and the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Learn Kindergarten readiness skills parents can help with at home.

Resilient Relationships

This workshop is designed to help couples make and keep a healthy relationship while raising a child with special needs. Learn what resilience means and how to decide what comes first. Understand how women and men handle situations differently. Learn about ways to handle unexpected changes and what might cause those changes.

Turning 18 - Legal Options

Learn about the different legal options families should consider when their child becomes an adult at the age of 18. Become familiar with the steps of the guardianship process. Participants will learn how they can stay involved in decision-making with schools, doctors and other professionals.

Understanding 504

Learn what a 504 plan is, how to request it, and the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP (Individualized Education Program). This training will explain how to become eligible for a 504 plan, how this plan can be used, what is included, parent and student rights, and the options available if a disagreement arises.

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