Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

March 17th, 2020

This training is designed to help parents feel more comfortable in the role of advocating for their child at school. Participants will learn what advocacy means, how to improve their advocacy skills, learn to use six skills for effective advocacy, and learn the importance of being organized and using clear and effective communication.

Educación Especial 101

March 12th, 2020

Esta sesión proporciona una descripción breve del proceso de educación especial, con énfasis en el papel del padre en el proceso, las opciones de resolución de conflictos para los padres, y la importancia de la construcción de relaciones buenas entre los padres y la escuela. 

Preparing for Your Student’s Special Education Case Conference

February 27th, 2020

Case conferences can be confusing and stressful for parents. This webinar helps parents identify issues of concern, use Article 7 to review how the law impacts those issues, organize documents, prepare information, and communicate effectively during the case conference. This class will help parents become their child's best advocate and build positive relationships with school personnel.

Raising Expectations with Dr. Tara Reinhart

February 13th, 2020

Cathy Boswell and Jill Summerlot host a webinar with special guest Dr. Tara Reinhart, who delivers a presentation on the importance of proactive intervention strategies to support students struggling in school. Dr. Reinhart has worked in education for over 20 years and currently serves as the Director of Special Services in MST of Wayne Townships. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - New Transitions Services Initiative

October 14th, 2014

Tracey Malesa-Wheaton sits down with Kylee Bassett-Hope from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to discuss their new initiative to try and get as many students as possible with special needs identified for VR services prior to transition age. Discussed is how to make a referral, who is appropriate for a referral and what can be expected during the process of determining eligibility. Also discussed are the types of options available to those students with respect to further education, training, job seeking and job retention services.

DDRS / Vocational Rehabilitation Services :

For more information on hoi to get your child started please contact:

Virginia M. Bates

Transition Coordinator

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

(317) 416-1132