Getting Kids on Track to School Success

Become a Better Advocate Webinar Series

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Lois Solomon-Neal:

These webinars are offered free of charge to the community. Help us keep this series going by making a donation to help cover our costs.

What will I learn in these Webinars?

The School Requested a Meeting…Now What?

Level:Beginner Parent or Professional

Thursday, October 25th at 4:00 PM

The first step in responding to any meeting request from a school is to determine what kind of meeting is being held. Learn how to determine and/or track down this information. The webinar reviews some of the most commonly held meetings and then outlines what’s at stake. Other issues that will be explored are: Can the meeting be postponed? When should you get help?

New Data on the Disproportional Impact of School Suspensions on Westchester Students who are African American, Hispanic and/or Disabled

Level: Intermediate Parent or Professional

Thursday, November 1st at 4:00 PM

The Federal Office of Civil Rights collects educational data every other school year from every U.S. school. What does the new data, from the 2015/2016 school year, tell us about who is at greatest risk of having their education derailed by suspension from school. Presentation of data about Westchester schools will be followed by a discussion of ways for communities to respond.

IEP Basics

Level: Beginner Parent or Professional

Thursday, November 29th at 4:00 PM

Every student who is found eligible to receive special education services receives an Individualized Education Program (IEP). You will learn how to read an IEP so that you can understand the components and how to use the IEP as an advocacy tool.

Basic Educational Rights

Level: Beginner Parent or Professional

Thursday, December 6th at 4:00 PM

Understanding a child’s educational rights is a valuable tool for advocacy. This webinar reviews basic educational rights addressing questions such as: Can a child continue in public school after age 18? What school will my child attend? How can my child get extra help? What’s at take if my child is suspended?