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Support for Families Individualized Education Program (IEP) Clinics

Learn about Special Education law, the IEP process, what to do when things aren’t working, and how to become a more active and effective team member. To register, please call 415-920-5040, email  info@supportforfamilies.org or click the registraton link below.

Presented in Cantonese: 1st Thursdays; 6:00-8:00pm 點擊這裡登記粵語IEP講座
Presented in English: 2nd Thursdays; 4:00-6:00pm Click Here To Register
Presented in Spanish: 3rd Thursdays; 4:00-6:00pm Haga Clic Aquí Para Registrarse

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Mon, March 8 - 6-7:30pm - Support for Families Understanding Regional Center Services

Monday, March 08 - 6:00pm-7:30pm
Understanding Services Provided Through Your Regional Center/了解通過你的地區中心提供的服務
Educational webinar presented by Disability Rights California (DRC)
Presented in English with Cantonese interpretation available

Regional centers are supposed to provide services and supports to help clients with developmental disabilities live more independent lives.  But what are these services?  What services can I get to help my child stay at home with me?  What services does the regional center provide for adult clients?  What services can families get to ease the burden of caring for loved ones with developmental disabilities?  How can I get the services I need from the regional center? 

The training will cover the basic services and supports that families can get from regional centers, including the rules and limits of those services.

地區中心應該提供服務和支持以幫助患有發育障礙的客戶過上更加獨立的生活。但是這些是什麼服務?我可以獲得什麼服務來幫助孩子和我在家一起生活?地區中心為成年客戶提供哪些服務?有發育障礙人士的家庭可以得到哪些服務來減輕照顧親人的負擔?如何從地區中心獲得所需的服務?

此培訓將涵蓋如何從地區中心獲得的基本服務和支援,包括這些服務的規則和限制 

Register now for 03/08 Webinar

 

 

 

Mon March 8, 7–8:30pm - Disability Rights (DREDF) Special Education: IEP Basics & Beyond During COVID-19

Upcoming Online Training
(Using Zoom)

Date: March 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Special Education: IEP Basics & Beyond During COVID-19

Including information that will help during remote learning

FREE! Education Advocates provide an overview of the special education process, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act laws.

Registration is required: Sign up here

 

Wed March 10, 6-7pm  - Help Me Grow Family Training: Getting the Services Your Child Needs/Obteniendo los Servicios Que Necesita Tu Hijo/為您0-22歲的孩子取得所需的服務

Getting the Services Your Child Needs, Ages 0-22: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, 6pm-7pm 
This training helps families understand the processes around accessing early intervention services through our local regional center, as well as special education services through our local school district.  Participants will also learn about ways to partner with community organizations for support.   
To register for this session, click here.

Obteniendo los Servicios Que Necesita Tu Hijo, Edades 0-22: Miércoles, 10 de Marzo, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Esta capacitación ayuda a las familias entender el proceso sobre tener acceso a servicios de intervención temprana a través del centro regional local, así como servicios de educación especial a través del distrito escolar local. Los participantes van a aprender acerca formas para asociarse con organizaciones de comunidad para apoyo.  
Para registrarse para esta sesión, haga clic aquí.

為您0-22歲的孩子取得所需的服務: 2021年3月10日,星期三,下午6點至7點
此培訓有助於家庭了解透過地區中心接進早期干預服務,還有透過校區接近特殊教育服務的過程。參與者還將學習與社區組織合作得到支援的方式。
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Sat, March 13, 10-11:30am - Support for Families Webinar Approaching Assistive Technology (AT)

Saturday, March 13th -10:00am-11:30am
Parent/Professional Workshop: Approaching Assistive Technology (AT)

Presented by the Center for Accessible Technology in English
with Cantonese and Spanish interpretation available

What does the term “Assistive Technology” actually mean and how can it support students with disabilities? How can an IEP team approach the Assistive Technology consideration process? What are the factors to consider? Learn a best practices approach to Assistive Technology consideration, and see examples of the types of tools available to help with reading, writing, and other academic tasks.

Register now for 03/13 Webinar

Mon, March 15, 6-7:30pm: Disability Rights California: What are Respite Services?

What are Respite Services? / Que son los servicios de respiro?
Educational webinar presented by Disability Rights California (DRC)
Presented in Spanish only

In order to provide caregivers with the occasional relief they need to keep their child in the family home, Golden Gate Regional Center may provide respite care when medical, physical or behavioral needs cannot be met by other family members or a regular babysitter. This webinar will discuss the most common questions about respite services and other family supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities who live at home.

Con el fin de brindarles a los cuidadores el alivio ocasional que necesitan para mantener a su hijo en el hogar familiar, el Centro Regional Golden Gate puede brindar cuidado de relevo cuando otros miembros de la familia o una niñera regular no puedan satisfacer las necesidades médicas, físicas o de comportamiento. Este seminario web discutirá las preguntas más comunes sobre los servicios de relevo y otros apoyos familiares para niños y adultos con discapacidades del desarrollo que viven en casa.

Register now for 03/15 Webinar

 

Thursday, March 18 - 6:00pm-7:30pm
Understanding services provided through your regional center/ Comprensión de los servicios prestados a través de su centro regional
Educational webinar presented by Disability Rights California (DRC)
Presented in Spanish only

Regional centers are supposed to provide services and supports to help clients with developmental disabilities live more independent lives. But what are these services? What services can I get to help my child stay at home with me? What services does the regional center provide for adult clients? What services can families get to ease the burden of caring for loved ones with developmental disabilities? How can I get the services I need from the regional center?
The training will cover the basic services and supports that families can get from regional centers, including the rules and limits of those services.

Se supone que los centros regionales brindan servicios y apoyos para ayudar a los clientes con discapacidades del desarrollo a vivir vidas más independientes. Pero, ¿cuáles son estos servicios? ¿Qué servicios puedo obtener para ayudar a que mi hijo se quede en casa conmigo? ¿Qué servicios ofrece el centro regional a los clientes adultos? ¿Qué servicios pueden obtener las familias para aliviar la carga de cuidar a sus seres queridos con discapacidades del desarrollo? ¿Cómo puedo obtener los servicios que necesito del centro regional?
La capacitación cubrirá los servicios y apoyos básicos que las familias pueden obtener de los centros regionales, incluidas las reglas y los límites de esos servicios.

Register now for 03/18 Webinar

Wed March 17, 6-7pm: Support for Families - Tips for Families at Home Amidst the Shelter in Place/Consejos para Familias en Casa entre Refugió en Lugar/居家檢疫期間給家長在家裡的提示

Tips for Families at Home Amidst the Shelter in Place: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Join us for this session for families whose children, especially those with special needs, are still at home during this time of COVID-19 shelter-in-place.  We will touch on strategies around structure, activities, schedule, and especially, self-care.  Come prepared to share and learn from our instructors and each other. Plan to get up and move to some music! 
To register for this session, click here.

Consejos para Familias en Casa entre Refugió en Lugar: Miércoles, 17 de Marzo, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Unirse con nosotros para esta capacitación de una hora para familias con niños, especialmente con necesidades especiales, que están en casa durante este tiempo de COVID-19 refugió en lugar. Vamos a tocar en estrategias sobre estructura, actividades, horario, y especialmente cuidado personal. Vengan preparados a compartir y aprender de nuestra instructores y el uno al otro. ¡Prepárese a levantarse y moverse a música!  
Para registrarse para esta sesión ,haga clic aquí.

居家檢疫期間給家長在家裡的提示: 2021年3月17日,星期三,下午6點至7點 
與我們一起參加這個為時一小時的家庭課程。孩子, 特別是那些有特殊需要的人,在檢疫期間仍在家裡。 我們將談論關於結構,活動,日程,尤其是自我保健的策略。 準備與我們的教員分享和互相學習,起身並隨著音樂移動!
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Thurs, March 18, 6-7:30pm - Disability Rights CA: Understanding services provided through your regional center

Understanding services provided through your regional center/ Comprensión de los servicios prestados a través de su centro regional
Educational webinar presented by Disability Rights California (DRC)
Presented in Spanish only

Regional centers are supposed to provide services and supports to help clients with developmental disabilities live more independent lives. But what are these services? What services can I get to help my child stay at home with me? What services does the regional center provide for adult clients? What services can families get to ease the burden of caring for loved ones with developmental disabilities? How can I get the services I need from the regional center?
The training will cover the basic services and supports that families can get from regional centers, including the rules and limits of those services.

Se supone que los centros regionales brindan servicios y apoyos para ayudar a los clientes con discapacidades del desarrollo a vivir vidas más independientes. Pero, ¿cuáles son estos servicios? ¿Qué servicios puedo obtener para ayudar a que mi hijo se quede en casa conmigo? ¿Qué servicios ofrece el centro regional a los clientes adultos? ¿Qué servicios pueden obtener las familias para aliviar la carga de cuidar a sus seres queridos con discapacidades del desarrollo? ¿Cómo puedo obtener los servicios que necesito del centro regional?
La capacitación cubrirá los servicios y apoyos básicos que las familias pueden obtener de los centros regionales, incluidas las reglas y los límites de esos servicios.

Register now for 03/18 Webinar

Wed March 24, 6-7pm: Support for Families - Inspiration for Building a Relationship with your Child’s School/Inspiración por Construir una Relación con la Escuela de tu hijo/與孩子的學校建立關係的靈感

Inspiration for Building a Relationship with your Child’s School: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Whether your child is just starting school or has been attending for years, we think you’ll find this session helpful.  We will discuss keeping records, communicating, and having more effective conversations with teachers and directors. We’ll share ideas and resources, as well as lots of useful handouts. Bring along an evening snack! 
To register for this session, click here.

Inspiración por Construir una Relación con la Escuela de tu hijo: Miércoles, 24 de Marzo, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Si su hijo acaba de comenzar la escuela o ha estado asistiendo por años, pensamos que usted encontrará esta capacitación útil. Vamos hablar sobre mantener registros, comunicación, y cómo tener más conversaciones efectivas con maestros y directores. Vamos a compartir ideas y recursos, también muchos folletos útiles. ¡Traiga un bocadillo de noche!   
Para registrarse para este sesión ,haga clic aquí.

與孩子的學校建立關係的靈感: 2021年3月24日,星期三,下午6點至7點 
無論您的孩子是剛上學還是已經上學多年,我們認為您從此研討會將有所收穫。 我們會討論保持記錄,溝通並提高與老師和主任對話的效率。我們將分享想法及資源,以及大量有用的講義。 帶上零食與小吃!
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Thurs March 25 - 6-8pm: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education General Meeting (Topic - Local Control Accountability Plan)

SFUSD Special Education Supervisors and Support for Families
staff will be available from 6:00-6:30pm to answer community
members special education questions.

ASL and Interpretation services are available with advance reservation. To reserve, please email cacspedsf@gmail.com or call 415-447-7802.

This meeting will be held via Zoom and Recorded on Facebook Live at
www.facebook.com/cacspedsf.  

You can subscribe to the email list by visiting cacspedsf.com, emailing cacspedsf@gmail.com or calling 415-447-7802.