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Braddock Supervisor John C. Cook to host an IEP navigation workshop in Burke, VA

"A Parents Guide to Navigating the IEP Process"
Oct 24, 2014
A Parents Guide to Navigating the IEP Process

- Are you the parent of a student struggling with school due to medical or learning difficulties?
- Do you think your child might benefit from an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

If so, do you have questions about the process? Or are you currently advocating for your student and going through the IEP process and have questions? The IEP process can be intimidating even for the most knowledgeable parent, and many parents find the navigation process to be impossible. If you are just beginning on this journey or have started and find yourself confused or overwhelmed, this a fantastic place to find many very helpful tools and resources.

Braddock Supervisor John C. Cook is hosting an IEP navigation workshop, Saturday November 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served and childcare provided (REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR CHILD CARE).

Please RSVP for capacity purposes at by Wednesday, November 12th; childcare capacity cannot be guaranteed if you do not register.

The workshop will begin with a panel presentation and discussion delivered by the subject experts: Lisa Fagen, Attorney at Law, Jeff Cummins, Regional Director of Huntington Learning Center and Education Advocate, and Suzanne Bowers, Executive Director of Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC). This highly knowledgeable panel will discuss the IEP process, the timeline, how to facilitate ongoing positive communication strategies with the schools, how to prepare and address common challenges faced by parents, their questions and concerns.

The panel presentation will be followed by two breakout sessions. Breakout session A will focus on IEP Planning for Students with Autism and Significant ID/DD and is primarily for parents of students in smaller ratio, self-contained or non-categorical classroom and usually with an educational label of autism, developmental delay (DD), intellectual disability (ID), or emotional disability (ED).

Breakout session B will focus on how to get where you are going and design IEPs that reflect reasonable goals for students in larger ratio classrooms and are mostly mainstreamed with an educational label of specific learning disability (SLD), speech & language (SL), or other health impairment (OHI).

PEATC will also have an information table at this event.

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