Special Education Department offers virtual information sessions this fall

The Northside Special Education Department is offering a variety of virtual family information sessions this fall. To attend any of the Zoom sessions, sign up using this Google Form.

 

Date/Time – Sept. 16, 6 p.m.

Topic – Special Education 101

This session will help familiarize new parents with the Special Education process and the parts of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for their student.

Presenter – Alicen Wittman, NISD Special Education Area Coordinator

 

Date/Time – Oct. 6, 6 p.m.

Topic – Transition 101

This session will cover the Transition process, what schools provide in the students’ IEP, and help students and families prepare for life after high school when the student no longer has an IEP.

Presenters – Sam Gonzales, Region 20, and Mark Marcinik, Nellie Reddix Center

 

Date/Time – Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Topic – Educación Especial 101 (En Español)

Esta sesión ayudará a familiarizar a los nuevo padres con el proceso de educación especial y las partes del plan de educación individual para su estudiante.

Presenter – Rosemary Mata-Sonora, NISD Special Education Area Coordinator

 

Date/Times – Nov. 4, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Topics –

12 p.m. – Self-Regulation Skills

This session will provide a structured plan to teach and practice with children of how to respond when they are disappointed or something in life is consuming their thoughts and emotions.

6 p.m. – Behaviors in the Home

This session will help give your children the tools to be successful and motivate them to give their best effort.  

Presenter – Patrick Lessner, M.Ed, BCBA, NISD Autism Program Coordinator

 

Date/Time – Nov. 18, 9 a.m.

Topic – Special Education 101

This session will help familiarize new parents with the Special Education process and the parts of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for their student.

Presenter – Alicen Wittman, NISD Special Education Area Coordinator

 

Date/Time – Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

Topic – Social Security and Special Needs Trusts

Leaving money or property to a loved one with a disability can be tricky if they receive government benefits. Come learn more about how to prepare for your child's financial future.

Presenter – Alison Packard, Packard Law Firm