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Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CSTThis workshop will help parents of children birth to age 3 understand Early Intervention services, the IFSP, and how families can be involved in writing child and family outcomes and become an active participants in the IFSP process.
Getting and Keeping the First JobDate: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CSTCompetitive employment is the cornerstone of a successful transition to adult living for youth with disabilities. In this workshop, co-presented by Transition Specialists from PACER and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), youth and parents will learn about preparing for and keeping a job.
A Recipe for Summer: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CSTA recipe for success with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) starts with consistency and opportunity. Join us to learn how to create communication opportunities over the summer using AAC. During this session we will practice modeling on an AAC system and review other tips and tricks to include it in summer routines and activities. This session will be presented by Elizabeth Barry, Assistive Technology Specialist at PACER Center, and Meghan Kunz, Augmentative Communication Consultant with Prentke Romich Company.
Being an Active Participant In Your Child's Transition Before Age ThreeDate: Monday, June 17, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CSTFamilies will learn to understand and take an active role in the transition process from Part C Early Intervention services to Part B preschool services or other services in the community.
Meeting the Financial Challenge: Helping You Ensure Quality of Life for Loved ones with Special NeedsDate: Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CSTGuest speaker Emmy Mastel from Prudential Special Needs Solutions, who is the parent of a youth with disabilities, will provide helpful information on what families should consider when planning for future financial and care needs of their son or daughter.