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Community Event Calendar

Do you have questions about the IEP process?

Attend a FREE Support for Families Individualized Education Program (IEP) Clinic:

Sat, Jan 8 @ 10:00-11:30am: An Introduction to Assistive Technology, sponsored by Support for Families (Presented by The Center for Assistive Technology in English with Spanish and Cantonese interpretation).

Registration is open for Support for Families Assistive Technology Series:


An Introduction to Assistive Technology

Saturday, January 8, 2022
10:00 am- 11:30 am

(Presented by The Center for Assistive Technology
in English with Spanish and Cantonese interpretation)

 

What does the term “Assistive Technology” actually mean? How can an IEP team or a parent/caregiver approach the Assistive Technology consideration process? What are the factors to consider? Learn a best practices framework for Assistive Technology consideration, and see examples of the types of tools available to help with reading, writing, and other academic tasks

 

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Mon, Jan 10 @ 7:00–8:30 pm Special Education Advocacy Skills, sponsored by DREDF

  • January 10, 2022 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Special Education Advocacy Skills Good advocacy skills help parents obtain the supports their children need. Learn skills to ensure that IEP members truly hear your perspective, take you seriously, and know that you understand the IEP process and your rights. Register Here

Lunes, Jan 24, 2022 - 10:00am – 11:30am Educación Especial: Consejos de Defensa

  • January 24, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:30am Educación Especial: Consejos de Defensa Tener habilidad de defensa ayuda a los padres a obtener el apoyo que sus hijos necesitan. Aprenda a poder ser escuchado por los miembros del equipo de la escuela y que realmente tengan en cuenta su punto de vista, lo tomen en serio y entiendan que usted conoce el proceso de IEP al igual que sus derechos. Enlace de registro

Wed, Jan 12 @ 4:00-5:00 pm Transition to Adulthood Series: An Overview of San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) Access Program, sponsored by Support for Families

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Transition to Adulthood Series: An Overview of San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) Access Program

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

What transition programming does San Francisco Unified School District offer for students with disabilities who are not on track to finish high school with a degree? Come learn more about the district’s community based Access program for students with disabilities aged 18-22 that is focused on vocational skills, self-help skills, health and safety skills, social and communication skills, creative expression, self-advocacy, transportation skills, volunteering and increasing independence. Workshop attendees will leave with an understanding of the program application process/deadlines, the variety of opportunities available to program participants and a sense of program outcomes
 

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Fri, Jan 21 @ 1pm: Mayor's Disability Council Meeting

Meetings - January 21, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 

January 21, 2022 - 1:00pm

Location: 

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Thur, Jan 27 @ 6-8:00pm: CAC General Meeting - Topic: Student Academic Support - What is RTI/SST/504/IEP

CAC JANUARY GENERAL MEETING - January 27:  IEP / 504 / RTI

CAC meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom and recorded live on the CAC Facebook pageCAC Meetings are hosted by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Visit the CAC meetings page for more details, including how to reserve interpretation.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  Joining the CAC gives community members an opportunity to have their opinions heard and make a difference in the way special education is conducted in our area. Find out more on the CAC membership page.

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Wed, Feb 9th @ 6-7:30pm: Best Practices for Effective Communication in Special Education

Families and Caregivers are invited to attend a Parent Education Workshop on Best Practices for Effective Communication in Special Education

Date: Wednesday, February 9th

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Register Here

SFUSD’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, in partnership with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, brings parents and caregivers a monthly series to further inclusion, understanding, and education for families of children in special education and help them navigate IEP-related conflicts. Parent Education Sessions are held on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month, via Zoom. Flyer

 

Upcoming Parent Education Sessions:

March 9th - Academic Transitions in Special Education

April 13th - Navigating Special Education for Families of Color 

May 11th - Cultural Humility: Serving our Underserved Families