I.D.E.A. Series

Rights of Students with Disabilities (Part 3 & 4 of 6)

The Rights of Students with Disabilities: Parts 3 & 4

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 4pm

This is an online event.

This workshop will go Live on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/FNDPEN

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Workshop Description:

Part 3 - The Right of Students with Disabilities to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP):


Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education. In other words, public schools are required to provide special education to meet the individual needs of each child, free of charge, until the age of 21. (or 22nd birthdate) Participants will learn what is involved in a child meeting criterion for these specialized, tailored education services, which includes services (such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, special resource room), monitoring of progress, and annual goals.


Part 4 - The Right of Students with Disabilities to Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Process:


Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA says that children who receive special education should learn in the least restrictive environment. Participants will learn what this means and how students should spend as much time as possible with peers who do not receive special education.


Please note that these workshops are delivered via Facebook Live. Part 3 will begin promptly at 4:00 PM and part 4 will immediately follow.


This workshop will go Live on Facebook at:


https://www.facebook.com/FNDPEN

Parent Trainer & Multicultural Outreach Coordinator

Jeanne Petit is our Multicultural Contact Coordinator, she will present our workshops and programs to our Creole-speaking families. Jeanne has over 15 years of experience with all aspects of disability from diagnosis, inclusion and living independently, and more … Jeanne’s personal experience along with a multicultural approach to seeking solutions helped her to become an involved, innovative, parent seeking out resources along with members of her community.