Special Topics in Special Needs (First 5)

Supporting Families of Children with Special Needs (Basic Partner Special Needs Training - Session #1)

Designed for FIRST 5 Partners and other local Professionals.

This presentation will begin with a basic overview of Early Start and Special Education, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), the transition process and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). It provides a foundation in understanding the transition steps as well as the similarities and differences between early intervention and special education programs.

Supporting Families of Children With Special Needs Pt II (Intermediate Partner Special Needs Training)

Discover insights, tools, and methods to collaborate with families that have a child with a known or suspected disability; review of parental grief; make use of community resources and PHP services; and work with parents who may have their own disabilities. The focus is fostering resiliency in these families and their young children and builds upon the basic training of the same subject. 

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Understanding Early Start & Supporting Families (Basic Partner Special Needs Training - Session #1)

Designed for FIRST 5 Partners and other local Professionals.

This presentation will begin with a basic overview of Early Start and Special Education, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), the transition process and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). It provides a foundation in understanding the transition steps as well as the similarities and differences between early intervention and special education programs.

Learning Disability Simulation (Basic Partner Special Needs Training - Session #2)

For FIRST 5 Partners, other Professionals and Parents/caregivers, too!  

Experience firsthand through this learning disability simulation* different types of learning challenges faced on a daily basis by children/students with LD and/or ADHD challenges. You will emerge more sensitive, empathetic and better able to advocate for the child, no matter what his/her particular disability may be. 

*We use Experience Dyslexia materials offered through the International Dyslexia Association.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Special Topics in Special Needs

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Dr. Roxanne Almas will lead us in an engaging presentation on how the definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder has changed since the release of the DSM-V and will discuss approaches to diagnoses, services, therapies, and interventions that will be helpful for parents and providers alike! She will focus on preschool-age children and will present through the lens of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP).

Learning Disability Simulation: Partner Special Needs Training

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Experience firsthand through this learning disability simulation* different types of learning challenges faced on a daily basis by children/students with LD and/or ADHD challenges. A not-to-be-missed event for FIRST 5 partners, early educators, therpauetic service providers and parents/caregivers, too!  You will emerge more sensitive, empathetic and better able to advocate for the child, no matter what his/her particular disability may be. *We use Experience Dyslexia materials offered through the International Dyslexia Association.

 

Facilitated by Melissa King!

Understanding Early Start & Supporting Families: Partner Special Needs Training

You are already registered to this event

This presentation will begin with a basic overview of Early Start and Special Education, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), the transition process and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). It provides a foundation in understanding the transition steps as well as the similarities and differences between early intervention and special education programs.

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