Training Series

Education Matters! A Webinar Series for Family and Youth Peer Advocates

As Youth and Family Peer Advocates you often assist parents and young people to obtain the supports, accommodations and services they need to be successful in school. We've assembled a statewide panel of experts who both understand peer services and the education system to provide you with an orientation to this process. Although you can view each of these webinars separately, we recommend that you view the entire series for a thorough orientation. 

RTI, 504 and IEP: What’s It All About? (Education Matters! Webinar Series for FPAs & YPAs)

June 15, 2021
When a child qualifies for special education services, federal law requires the development of a document called an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Some students may not qualify for an IEP, but may receive accommodations and modifications from a 504 Plan or may receive support through Respon...

IDEA: An Overview (Education Matters! A Webinar Series for Family and Youth Peer Advocates)

June 25, 2021
Children who have disabilities are entitled to appropriate, individualized, educational services that meet their unique learning needs. This workshop will explain the history and provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FER...

Special Education Evaluations and Assessments: What do All Those Numbers Mean? (Education Matters: A Webinar Series for Family Peer Advocates and Youth Peer Advocates)

June 28, 2021
Evaluations and assessments are the cornerstone to understanding eligibility for special education services and supports for preschool and school-aged students with disabilities.  This workshop will teach you the basics of what types of evaluations and assessments schools commonly use, how to read...
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