Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy (Hastings)

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

This workshop will explore skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability, including:

  • understanding your child’s disability
  • knowing your school district
  • knowing your rights and responsibilities
  • organize your paperwork to support clear and effective communication
  • understanding the special education process
  • knowing how to resolve disagreements

Presenter: Jessie Morton

MAF is requesting that attendees register by April 17, 2017.

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website at http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Click here to register online.

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy (Middleville)

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

This workshop will explore skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability, including:

  • understanding your child’s disability
  • knowing your school district
  • knowing your rights and responsibilities
  • organize your paperwork to support clear and effective communication
  • understanding the special education process
  • knowing how to resolve disagreements

Presenter: Jessie Morton

MAF is requesting that attendees register by April 3, 2017.

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website at http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Click here to register online.

Parents and Educators: Building Collaborative Communication Skills (Jackson)

Parents and school staff must communicate often and well to effectively plan for students with disabilities.

  • Learn practical skills for participation and agreement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process. Solution planning and writing actions plans will be emphasized.
  • Avoid conflict and disputes through clear communication.

Presenter: Cheryl Levine from MSEMP

Who should attend? Families of children/young adults with disabilities/ learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations.

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website at http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Click here to register online.

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy and IEP 101 Workshop (Sault Ste Marie)

This workshop will provide participants with the skills, knowledge and tools to understand the IEP (Individualized Education Program) process and how to more effectively advocate for their child.

Topics include:

  • Purpose of an IEP
  • How the IEP process works
  • Special education supports and services
  • Special education rights and responsibilities
  • How to be a more effective IEP team member
  • How to become a more effective advocate
  • Transition from an IFSP to an IEP

Presenter: Tamyra Cornwall, Parent Mentor for the Eastern U.P. 

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website at http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Click here to register online.

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy and IEP 101 (St. Ignace)

This workshop will provide participants with the skills, knowledge and tools to understand the IEP (Individualized Education Program) process and how to more effectively advocate for their child.

Topics include:

  • Purpose of an IEP
  • How the IEP process works
  • Special education supports and services
  • Special education rights and responsibilities
  • How to be a more effective IEP team member
  • How to become a more effective advocate
  • Transition from an IFSP to an IEP

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website athttp://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Click here to register online.

Behavior is Communication (Flint Area)

Flint Area Workshop

All behavior is communication. We know that children who exhibit unacceptable behavior do so for a specific reason. This workshop will help you determine what they are saying with their behavior and how to substitute a more acceptable way to communicate that message.

Presenter: Sally Burton-Hoyle, Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Department of Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Who should attend? Families of children/young adults with disabilities/ learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations.

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website athttp://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Click here to register online.