Archived Workshops

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2018.2.14 Financial Planning for Parents of Children with Special Needs

2018.4.12 Preschool Options - Birth to 3 Transition - Apr 12, 2018

2018.9.5 Manifestation determination & expulsion

2018.10.17 Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

2018.11.14 College & Career Ready IEPs

2018.12.19 How Smooth is Your Ride - The Importance of Self-Care

 

 

2019.1.23 Inclusive Supports for Children on the Autism Spectrum

2019.2.6 ABLE Accounts and Financial Planning for Families of Individuals with Special Needs

2019.2.28 ADHD Revisited

2019.3.6 Public, Charter and Voucher School and the Rights of Students with Disabilities

2019.4.1 WSEMS: Friendly & Productive IEPs

2019.4.3 Other Health Impairment (OHI) – Ways to Support Students

 

 

 

2019.4.10 Getting and Keeping Your First Job

2019.4.10 Special Education Discipline Requirements

2019.4.24 Post-Secondary Transition Planning

2019.5.15 Legal Options for Decision Making at Age 18

2019.5.22 Disparities in Special Education Identification

2019.5.2019 Family Engagement within a Equitable Multi-Level System of Supports

2019.8.21 Advocating for Your Special Education Child’s Mental Health Needs in School

 

 


Advocating for Your Special Education Child's Mental Health Needs in School

August 21st, 2019

This workshop will provide information to create a more collaborative and successful IEP process for families and staff. It will provide helpful strategies, as well as information about how to use strength-based language. This workshop will increase participant's understanding of their child's rights and how to better advocate for their child's needs.

Powerpoint Presentation

Family Engagement within a Equitable Multi-Level System of Supports
May 29, 2019

Research on family engagement has shown that families, students, staff and administrators all benefit from effective and authentic family engagement to support their equitable, multi-level system of supports. Participants will leave with ideas that they can use in their own buildings to reach out to all families with the intent of increasing family engagement using the Wisconsin RtI Framework.

Powerpoint Presentation

Disparities in Special Education Identification
May 22nd, 2019

There are multiple ways in which inequities manifest in our schools. One of them is in special education identification. Every year many school districts are identified for their disproportionate representation of students of color in special education.
Learn how the State of Wisconsin has committed to supporting our schools and what can parents and guardians need to know.

Powerpoint Presentation

Legal Options for Decision Making at Age 18
May 15, 2019

This workshop covers the basics of supported decision-making agreements, powers of attorney, legal guardianship, and informal supports. Participants will learn key terms, who can use these options, how to set them up, important timelines, and comparisons. Time will be set aside for participants to ask questions.

Powerpoint Presentation

Getting and Keeping Your First Job
May 7th, 2019

This workshop is designed to help families understand the realities of employment for all youth, with a special emphasis on strategies youth with disabilities can use to improve employment prospects. This workshop begins with a discussion of the importance of work and what some youth with disabilities experience as they attempt to enter the job market. The session then highlights the crucial role self-awareness, career planning, and families play in the process. It continues with descriptions of the possible pitfalls in the employment process as well as suggestions for increasing the likelihood of being hired. Topics include: writing a resume, being interviewed, identifying job accommodations if necessary, and deciding whether or not to disclose a disability to an employer.

Powerpoint Presentation; Sample Resume Handout; Employment Action Plan Handout

Other Health Impairment (OHI) – Ways to Support Students
May 3rd, 2019

Students with IEPs in the area of Other Health Impairment are one of the larger and more diverse groups of students. However, there are some commonalities that will be discussed during this webinar.

WSEMS - Friendly & Productive IEPs
May 1, 2019

Based on feedback from parents & districts that the WI Special Education Mediation System surveyed about what worked & what could have been improved in IEP meetings, this workshop provides practical tips & techniques that can increase the productivity of an IEP meeting. Implementing these ideas can help districts & parents have forward-looking and creative IEP meetings which can set the stage for a constructive relationship that can continue throughout the student’s educational program.

Powerpoint Presentation; Positive Student Profile Handout, Request for Mediation Handout, Request for Facilitation Handout

ABLE Accounts and Financial Planning for Families of Individuals with Special Needs
February 6th, 2019

As a Financial Advisor, Kathleen Oberneder educates individuals on the features and benefits of the 529 ABLE Savings Accounts, and how they fit into the planning that needs to be done to ensure a disabled individual has the financial support they need from both the public and private means to live as independent of a supported life as they would like.


Inclusive Supports for Children on the Autism Spectrum
January, 23rd, 2019

Participants will learn how to use universally-designed supports targeted for learners on the autism spectrum. Highlights include visual supports, technology-based supports, peer-mediated interventions. Participants will leave with access to a downloadable toolkit.

Powerpoint Presentation

How Smooth is Your Ride? The Importance of Self-Care
December 19th, 2019

In this webinar, participants will be guided through a tool for self-assessment to determine how in balance their lives are currently in eight different areas of their lives: personal development, career or life work, money and finances, health and well-being, relationships and romance, friends and family, recreation and fun, and physical environment. The subject of self-care will be examined, its importance and strategies shared to assist participants in making improvements in this area. 

College and Career Ready IEPs
November 14th, 2018

Specific Learning Disabilities
October 17th, 2018

Manifestation Determination & Expulsion
September 5th, 2019

Preschool Options - Birth to 3 Transition
April 12th, 2018

Financial Planning for Parents of Children with Special Needs
February 14th, 2018

The focus of the presentation is “Financial Planning for families with special needs adults and children”. This presentation will provide an overview of important aspects that need to be considered to protect assets for your child throughout their life.