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Housing Options for People with Disabilities in NYS


September 9, 2014
   Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
  Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350 
Please register for Housing Options for People with Disabilities in NYS on Sep 9, 2014 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8595684298889005569

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Tanja Peters/ Housing Coordinator as she presents a webinar on Housing Options for people with Disabilities in NYS. This webinar is designed to give individuals with disabilities and their families a general understanding of what types of housing options are available in NYS and it will explain the differences between certified housing options and non-certified housing options. Ways to purchase a home are also discussed. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Education Records Organizer


September 10, 2014
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
    Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350 
  Please register for Education Records Organizer on Sep 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3376592872733953537   

Please join Holly Bartczak, Education Specialist,for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Education Records Organizer. This is an interactive workshop where parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive special education services take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist in being more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.






Statewide Support Parent Training
    

September 16, 2014
Start Time: 11:30AM | End Time: 1:00PM
     Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 1-716-517-3448 Please register for Statewide Support Parent Training on Sep 16, 2014 11:30 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2809324037501144834

Please join Sharon Marrella and BarbHoffman: Parent to Parent is offering a statewide Support Parent Training available by webinar. Now is the time to join us and share your story with another parent who might benefit from your experience and support. You can participate from your computer at home. Participants in this training will be parents and family caregivers who want to become Support Parents. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

What is Section 504?

September 17, 2014
Start Time: 6:30PM | End Time: 7:30Pm   
Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448   Please register for “What is Section 504?” on Sep 17, 2014 6:30 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6231676024898935810

Please join Holly Bartczak, Education Specialist, of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on What is Section 504? This training will teach parents the difference between Section 504 and IDEA. Section 504 is a Civil Rights legislation which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Children who qualify under this law receive services and/ or accommodations in the public school system without being classified under IDEA/IDEIA and their school district’s Committee on Special Education. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Medicaid Service Coordination for Families–Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program


September 18, 2014
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
   Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350 
  Please register for Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program on Sep 18, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/151248080283840001

Please join Mary Jo Hebert, Regional Coordinator/ MSC Parent Trainer of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child’s service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. That is what this training is all about. By being informed, you and your child’s service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

 

Effective Advocacy Skills


September 23, 2014
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448 Please register for Effective Advocacy Skills on Sep 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6849454225150998274

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Advocacy Skills. Parents will explore skills they can use to become effective advocates for their child with disabilities. They are: Understanding your child’s disability, knowing the key players, using clear and effective communication, becoming well-organized, and knowing how to resolve disagreements. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

A Parents Guide to Specail Education


September 25, 2014
Start Time: 11:00AM | End Time: 12:15PM
Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448 Please register for A Parent’s Guide to Special Education on Sep 25, 2014 11:00 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1983917360288780802 

Presenter: Tina Beauparlant This training is designed for parents who are just entering the special education system to educate themselves on how to advocate for their child/children. This webinar will provide parents with an overview of the special education process. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs


September 30, 2014
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 1 (716) 517-3448 
Please register for Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Sep 30, 2014 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2253178961545347074

Please join Mary Jo Hebert, Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

Housing Options for People with Disabilities in NYS


October 2, 2014
Start Time: 11:30AM | End Time: 12:30PM
   Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350 
    Please register for Housing Options for People with Disabilities in NYS on Oct 2, 2014 11:30 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3307923973704971009  

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Tanja Peters/ Housing Coordinator as she presents a webinar on Housing Options for people with Disabilities in NYS. This webinar is designed to give individuals with disabilities and their families a general understanding of what types of housing options are available in NYS and it will explain the differences between certified housing options and non-certified housing options. Ways to purchase a home are also discussed. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.






Effective Communication for CSE Meetings


October 7, 2014
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
     Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448    
Please register for Effective Communication for CSE Meetings on Oct 7, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4078548583853681153   

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Communication for CSE Meetings. The research is clear, when parents and schools work together, kids are more successful. This workshop will highlight essential elements of effective communication that are critical for positive home/school relationships. Participants will learn simple, practical steps for working with their child’s educational team to build effective communication and more effective IEPs. The focus will be on the prevention of conflict and how to address conflict when it does arise. Learn how to be a more confident player on your child’s educational team After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD


October 9, 2014
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
    Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: (716) 517-3448 
Please register for A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Oct 9, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1292830321473742338

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Mary Jo Hebert, Regional Coordinator/ MSC Parent Trainer, as she presents on A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD. The purpose of this training is to introduce families to the language of service delivery systems and to define and clarify information about services and supports. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of eligibility criteria and the eligibility determination process. The training includes an overview of Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), Home and Community Based Services Waiver, and Family Support Services. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

 

A Parents Guide to Special Education

October 9, 2014
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:15PM
  Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448

Please register for A Parent’s Guide to Special Education on Oct 9, 2014 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/884359552885506305  

Join Presenter: Tina Beauparlant This training is designed for parents who are just entering the special education system to educate themselves on how to advocate for their child/children. This webinar will provide parents with an overview of the special education process. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

What is Section 504?


October 15, 2014
Start Time: 12:00PM | End Time: 1:00PM
  Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448 
Please register for “What is Section 504?” on Oct 15, 2014 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7270592467496398338

Please join Holly Bartczak, Education Specialist, of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on What is Section 504? This training will teach parents the difference between Section 504 and IDEA. Section 504 is a Civil Rights legislation which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Children who qualify under this law receive services and/ or accommodations in the public school system without being classified under IDEA/IDEIA and their school district’s Committee on Special Education. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

 

Effective Advocacy Skills

October 16, 2014
Start Time: 6:30PM | End Time: 7:30PM
   Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448 


Please register for Effective Advocacy Skills on Oct 16, 2014 6:30 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525886972698424066

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Advocacy Skills. Parents will explore skills they can use to become effective advocates for their child with disabilities. They are: Understanding your child’s disability, knowing the key players, using clear and effective communication, becoming well-organized, and knowing how to resolve disagreements. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

Education Records Organizer


October 22, 2014
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
   Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350        
Please register for Education Records Organizer on Oct 22, 2014 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2924453900183173889 

Please join Holly Bartczak,Education Specialist, for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Education Records Organizer. This is an interactive workshop where parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive special education services take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist in being more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

The Regulation of the Commissioner of Education Part 200 Students with Disabilities


October 27, 2014
Start Time: 10:00AM | End Time: 11:30AM
   Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448   Please register for Understanding the Regulation of the Commissioner of Education Part 200 Students with Disabilities and Part 201 on Oct 27, 2014 10:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1518130149763364353   

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Understanding the Regulation of the Commissioner of Education Part 200 Students with Disabilities and Part 201 This training will take you through the NYS Special Education Regulations step by step. Parents will learn the role they play on the CSE, learn the chain of command for the CSE, learn how to request information about your child’s IEP or education and understand how to communicate with your child’s teachers & administrators. After this webinar parents will have more knowledge about the educational laws to advocate for their child/children. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Grief, Loss, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs


October 28, 2014
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
      Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350 Please register for Grief, Loss, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Oct 28, 2014 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4004608625615866370

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Mary Jo Hebert, Regional Coordinator/ MSC Parent Trainer, as she presents on Grief, Loss, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs. Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

Statewide Support Parent Training
  

October 29, 2014
Start Time: 11:30AM | End Time: 1:00PM
    Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: (716) 517-3448 
Please register for Statewide Support Parent Training on Oct 29, 2014 11:30 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2753811894438045186  

Please join Sharon Marrella and BarbHoffman: Parent to Parent is offering a statewide Support Parent Training available by webinar. Now is the time to join us and share your story with another parent who might benefit from your experience and support. You can participate from your computer at home. Participants in this training will be parents and family caregivers who want to become Support Parents. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 

Effective Communication for CSE Meetings

October 29, 2014
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
   Contact: Tanja Peters Phone: 716-517-3448 
Please register for Effective Communication for CSE Meetings on Oct 29, 2014 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1491142636999259905

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Communication for CSE Meetings. The research is clear, when parents and schools work together, kids are moresuccessful. This workshop will highlight essential elements of effective communication that are critical for positive home/school relationships. Participants will learn simple, practical steps for working with their child’s educational team to build effective communication and more effective IEPs. The focus will be on the prevention of conflict and how to address conflict when it does arise. Learn how to be a more confident player on your child’s educational team After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 




 Parent to Parent of NYS offices are staffed with family members of individuals with disabilities and we have a vast volunteer Support Parent network accessible to us. We are ready to listen and share what we have learned to make the journey easier. If you have any questions or would like to speak with another family member, give our Capital District Office a call at 518-381-4350 we would love to hear from you!