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Atlanta IEP Boot Camp

4 Mar

onthesameteam

Does your child’s program meet all areas of their needs? Do you understand your rights and how to manage the IEP process?

Learn how to participate as part of the IEP Team. Join us for small group sessions to address individual questions and concerns of parents:

Session 1: March 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topic: IEPs: Creating a program, not just a document, including evaluations, present levels of performance, placements and services, accommodations/supports, and testing

Session 2: March 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topic: How to write measurable goals and objectives, progress monitoring and data collection; and how to design ESY to meet your child’s needs

Session 3: April 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topic: Program Transitions, preparing for the next big move, managing your IEP team meeting and avoiding IEP pitfalls

Where: 1202 Springdale Road, Atlanta, GA 30306

Cost:$50/session; $125/ 3 sessions

Janet Haury, Special Education Attorney, On the Same Team

Jill Bender, Special Education Advocate

*RSVP required, limited space available: jillmbender@yahoo.com

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Atlanta Teen Hosts Film Festival to Honor and Raise Awareness for People With Special Needs

5 Nov

Please come on Saturday, November 10th for the Dignity Revolution Film Festival in the theater of Paideia, which features films about people with “diffabilities,” and is the Girl Scout Gold Award for Susannah, a senior and the president of Paideia’s Diffabilities Club. What does that mean, “diffabilities?” It is a term that reflects the fact that everyone has different abilities, rather than focusing on what those with intellectual disabilities cannot do. The purpose of the Dignity Revolution Film Festival is to promote awareness about people with disabilities and their role in today’s society. Most importantly, it’s about understanding, inclusion, and equality.  The festival will start in the morning at 9:00 a.m. with the movie most appropriate for younger children and progress through the day with the last movie appropriate for high school students and adults. 

The four films are Finding Nemo, chosen because of its characters’ wide assortment of disabilities (9:00 a.m.); Praying with Lior, showing the spiritually rich life of a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome (11:00 a.m.); Door to Door, about a man with Cerebral Palsy who becomes a salesman despite discrimination (1:20 p.m.); and Snow Cake, chosen because it deals with a man coming to terms with the fact that a woman with Autism can live independently (3:30 p.m.).  Moderators from the disabilities community will lead discussions after each film to foster understanding and education.

 

The event is free and open to the public.  See the website, http://dignityrevfilmfestival.wordpress.com/, for the Viewing Schedule of each film. Please “like” the Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DignityRevolutionFilmFestival?ref=stream. Join for one film, or for all of them!

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