Understanding Early Start and Supporting Families: Partner Special Needs Training

Tue, Oct 04, 2016: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This is an excellent workshop for professionals interested in learning more about the Early Start Process, the transition to Special Education Services, and how they can best support families involved in these systems.

The first half will cover:

  • Basic overview of the Early Start Program
  • Basic overview of Special Education Programs
  • Breakdown of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP ) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 
  • Similarities and Differences between each plan
  • Foundational knowledge of steps in transition process

In the second half, participants will discover:

  • Insights, tools, and methods to collaborate with families that have a child with a known or suspected disability
  • Ways to understand and aid the parental grief process
  • How to make use of community resources and PHP services
  • How to best support parents who may have their own disabilities
  • Ways to foster resiliency in these families and their young children.

This training is FREE!

This training is open to First 5 partners, therapeutic and related service providers, and parents! This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSW, and LPCCs, as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. Certificates of completion are also available upon request.


Tue, Oct 04, 2016: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parents Helping Parents
1400 Parkmoor Ave Suite 100
95126 San Jose , CA
Contact name: 
Zoe Folger
Contact phone: 
(408) 727-5775
Contact email: 
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