Webinars & events offered for individuals with disabilities, their families

Published 2:46 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021

HARAHAN —  Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans (FHF of GNO), the Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center (LaPTIC) is presenting a variety of educational webinars for parents/caretakers of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs, and professionals of school-aged students.

In addition, a Virtual Job Fair for Individuals with disABILITIES, sponsored by Healthy Blue and provided by the combined forces of the Families Helping Families Regional Network of centers throughout the state will take place on November 3, 2021. Job-seekers with disABILITIES can connect with employers all across Louisiana.

The events are as follows:

The Basics of Educational Plans: IEPs vs 504 Plans – Students with disabilities will usually qualify for either an IEP or a 504 Plan – but what is the difference and is one better than the other?  This training will take you through the eligibility process of both plans, the laws that regulate both, the differences in the plans, and parental rights.

Date:  Monday, November 1, 2021

Time:  11 am – 12 pm

Co-Host:  FHF SWLA

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/44n68937

 

Top Tips for Effective IEP Meetings – Join us for this new training as we go over some of the best IEP Tips for organizing yourself for an effective IEP meeting.  We break them down into three steps: before, during, and after the meeting.  Implementing our top 5 tips in each of these sections should result in an effective IEP meeting.

Date: Monday, November 1, 2021

Time: 8 pm – 9 pm

Co-Host:  FHF NOLA

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/xwv83n6r

  

Families Helping Families Statewide Virtual Job Fair for Individuals with disABILITIES – Are you looking for a job?  Do you have a job opening? Employers and Job seekers are invited to register for the Families Helping Families Statewide Virtual Job Fair for Individuals with disABILITIES, sponsored by Healthy Blue.  Our goal is to connect Job seekers with disABILITIES with employers with job openings, all across Louisiana.

Date:  Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time:  10 AM – 2 PM

Employer Registration – https://form.jotform.com/212873691145157

Job Seeker Registration – https://app.brazenconnect.com/…/Families…/e/Q8R53

 

Louisiana’s Bullying Prevention Law – Join us as we discuss Louisiana’s Bullying Prevention law.  This law applies to all public school students, regular education, and special education.  However, there are some significant implications that need to be considered when a student with a disability is involved. 

Date:  Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time:  10 am – 11 am

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/ezf92dwx

 

Special Education FAQ 1.0 – Join us for this new interactive training on the most frequently asked questions about special education and younger children.

Learning Goals include:

  • Transitioning from EarlySteps to school services;
  • Evaluation requirements and timelines;
  • Who qualifies for special education;
  • Evaluation requirements for students in private schools;
  • What to do if your child is struggling in school;
  • How to handle bullying in school;
  • And more!

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time:  12 pm – 1 pm

Co-Host:  FHF Crossroads

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/k8t8fd6c

 

ABA Therapy in the School Setting – Join us for a 1-hour virtual workshop to learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the school setting. You will learn everything you need to know about receiving ABA services in the school setting; including how to get services started in the school, and once services are started; the school’s role versus the ABA provider’s role.

Date:  Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Time:  12 PM – 1 PM

Presenter:  Taylor Roane, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Clinical Director of Autism Spectrum Therapies in the Greater New Orleans area

Co-Hosts:  FHF NOLA, FHF of Greater Baton Rouge, FHF of Northeast LA, & Northshore FHF

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/57vdkmny

 

All About Tests and Evaluations – In this webinar we will talk All About Assessments and Testing. It will answer some frequently asked questions regarding assessments and testing, when to have your child evaluated, and interpreting those assessment results.

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time:  10 am – 11 am

Co-Host:  FHF Acadiana

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/f3wh63a4

 

Special Education FAQ 2.0 – Join us for this new interactive training on the most frequently asked questions about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process.

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time:  12 pm – 1 pm

Co-Host:  Bayou Land FHF

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/rje3p9fk

 

Parent Rights in Special Education – Join us for this new interactive online training where we will discuss parent rights in special education.

Learning goals involve understanding your special education rights, including:

  • Parental participation;
  • Access to education records;
  • When informed consent is required;
  • Prior written notice;
  • Independent Education Evaluation;
  • Your right to disagree with school;
  • And more!

Date:  Monday, November 15, 2021

Time:  11 am – 12 pm

Co-Host:  FHF GBR

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/3547avdd

 

What Happens When Parents and School Disagree? Louisiana Special Education Dispute Resolution Options – Join us for this new interactive training as we discuss Special Education dispute resolution options when parents disagree.

Learning Goals include:

  • Frequently used acronyms;
  • Different informal and formal dispute resolutions options offered by the Louisiana Department of Education;
  • How to request a dispute resolution option;
  • And more!

Date:  Monday, November 15, 2021

Time:  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Co-Host:  FHF NOLA

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/fk4yezew

 

Top Tips for Effective IEP Meetings – Join us for this new training as we go over some of the best IEP Tips for organizing yourself for an effective IEP meeting.  We break them down into three steps: before, during, and after the meeting.  Implementing our top 5 tips in each of these sections should result in an effective IEP meeting.

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 10 am – 11 am

Co-Host:  FHF of Northeast Louisiana

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/95awuwak

 

Special Education FAQ 3.0 – Join us for this new interactive training on the most frequently asked questions about the transition process from high school to adult life.

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time:  12 pm – 1 pm

Co-Host:  Bayou Land FHF

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/yywnuhba