April 4th, 2012 – Wednesday, 7-9pm – Basic Rights in Special Education – an Amesbury/Georgetown/Groveland SEPAC meeting – The Georgetown SEPAC is pleased to co-sponsor this Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) Workshop at the Amesbury Middle School, 2nd floor library, 220 Main Street, Amesbury 01913. Theresa Seip, of the FCSN, will be presenting. The Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school. Workshop materials are also available in Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
Federation staff suggest that you attend this workshop first in order to better understand our other workshops. Learn about the Special Education laws, the process of how Special Education laws play out in your school, understand your rights so that you can effectively collaborate with your professional partners and become a more effective advocate for your child. Topics presented will include laws such as IDEA 2004, No Child Left Behind, Massachusetts Special Education Law, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); General Education supports; and Steps in the IEP process. This workshop is free and open to the public. Please join us and RSVP/register if possible (to ensure materials) to Kara Keleher at 978-388-9950 or Pam Lundquist @ firstname.lastname@example.org!