August 2022 Family Training Series
August 2020 Family Training Series
Parents Offering Parents Information & Networking (POPIN)
POPIN, a program of Family Network on Disabilities is designed to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities and mental health challenges have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school and be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible. These programs offer free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them.
Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join Parent Trainer, Sassafrass Moore, on facebook.com/popinfl, Friday, August 5th at 5 PM (EST), as we will discuss many of the sensitive topics that are entwined in the adult transition process. We understand that this can be a scary time for families and of course, the individual themselves. Where should they/I transition to? Will they/I be able to work? There is a multitude of guardianship options and it can be hard to know what to do. Families know all too well that adults with disabilities can be the victims of financial exploitation, but sometimes, even the most well-meaning families can go too far in protecting their adult children. As such, it is important for families and especially, the individuals themselves to learn to advocate for themselves, make decisions, sign contracts, vote, defend their rights in court, or choose medical treatments. Today there are many supports for persons with disabilities, to enable them to live independently, decide to work, vote, access their own healthcare, etc. Let's discuss how to help you/the individuals we love to make supported decisions and find their voice and place in the world.
Positive Behavioral & Instructional Supports
Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Sassafrass Mittleman-Moore, on facebook.com/popinfl, Tuesday, August 9th, at 5 PM (EST), as we discuss positive behavioral interventions and supports. Positive behavior and intervention supports are the frameworks for the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices that fall within the domains of the IEP; socio-emotional, communication, academic, and behavioral competence We will learn about the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), and the ABC's of identifying the behavior; what causes it, and how to support through behavioral intervention.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer, Sassafrass Moore, on facebook.com/popinfl, Friday, August 12th, at 5PM (EST), as we discuss the alternative dispute resolution process. In dealing with the school, if you believe the school is not meeting its legal obligations to provide appropriate services for your student, this is for you. You will learn the informal processes to start by, how to prepare and communicate your child's needs, and the formal dispute options offered in our state. It is important to know that you have legal recourses. Even if your student's IEP is looking great now, it is always a good idea to come to the IEP table fully aware of your role and rights.
Your Guide to Assistive Technology
Fri, Aug 19, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer Sassafrass Moore, on facebook.com/popinfl, Friday, August19th, at 5:45 PM (EST), as we discuss Assistive Technology. We will go over the different types of assistive technology; no tech, low tech, and high tech, and discuss their importance in the IEP and school day as a means to help children meet their academic, social, behavioral, executive functioning, and independent living skills needs. Let's learn how to help accommodate our kids' needs and maximize their growth using assistive technology!
Beginning the Journey II
Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer Sassafrass Moore on facebook.com/popinfl, on Tuesday, August 23rd at 5 PM (EST), as we discuss Beginning the Journey I. Each child grows at an individual pace, but research shows that a child's first three years are the most important time for learning. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential. This training educates families on Early Intervention and how it is provided to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop.
Beginning the Journey II
Fri, Aug 26, 2022, 05:00 PM
Please join parent trainer Sassafrass Moore on YouTube, on Friday August 26th at 5 PM (EST), as we discuss the transition from the Early Steps Program into the school district's Early Childhood Programs. As we all know, early Intervention is a key step in helping children who have been identified as having developmental delays/disabilities succeed. But what happens after the 3rd birthday and your child transitions from early steps to the school system? In this presentation, we will go over step by step what to expect when your child is transitioning out of early steps with an IFSP and into the school system with their first IEP if they qualify. We will also touch on the IEP, and how you can utilize the Family Network on Disabilities' assistance going forward.
Sassafrass Moore, Presenter
Sassafrass is a Parent Training Specialist for Family Network on Disabilities (FND)/Parents of the Panhandle, Information & Networking (POPIN). Sassafrass has worked in the ESE and Early Education fields, both as an educator and a disability advocate, but more importantly, sat on the side of the parent; with two adult children with disabilities. It is my privilege to educate and empower other parents in their journey. We are stronger together!