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Baltimore County, Baltimore: “Understanding your Child’s IEP”
February 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Understanding Your Child’s IEP February 10 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
This workshop is designed to give parents a more in depth examination of the components of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) document. A closer look at the IEP will help you learn what you need to know to become more effective as an equal member of your child’s IEP team. Participants must bring a copy of their child’s current IEP.
Instructor: Conya Bailey, Compliance Supervisor, BCPS Office of Special Education
Understanding Your Parental Rights & Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice
March 3 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
This 28 page document is provided to parents and legal guardians when they attend an IEP meeting on behalf of their child. The notice is designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities and their parents or legal guardians. The workshop will provide an in-depth explanation, page by page, to promote greater understanding of the parental rights and
procedural safeguards provided by federal and state laws.
Instructor: Leslie Seid Margolis, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland
School Discipline and Using the Special Education Process to Address Challenging
Behaviors in School March 15 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Did you know that students with disabilities are two times more likely to be suspended from school than non-disabled peers and that suspension has been shown to be ineffective in changing student behavior? This workshop will review suspension trends in Maryland, including the disproportionate suspension of students with disabilities and African-American students. Additionally, parents and caregivers will learn about the discipline process for students with disabilities, how the special education process can and should be used to address interfering or challenging behavior, and how to be an effective advocate for evidence-based discipline practices.
Instructor: Nicole Joseph, Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland
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