EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • Kennedy Donovan Parenting Series - Week 4 - Early Intervention
    Tue, Jan 17
    To Register, Email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    Jan 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    To Register, Email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    KDC is pleased to offer free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world of special education. Week 5 - January 17th - Early Intervention - What to expect when transitioning from Early Intervention
  • Kennedy Donovan Parenting Series - Week 5 ESY Services & Compensatory Services
    Feb 07, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    To Register, Email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    KDC is pleased to offer free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world of special education. Week 6 - February 7th - ESY & Compensatory Services, what it is and who qualifies
  • Kennedy Donovan Parenting Series Week 6 - Transition to Adulthood
    Tue, Mar 07
    To Register, Email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    Mar 07, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    To Register, Email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    KDC is pleased to offer free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world of special education - Week 7 - March 7th - Transition to Adulthood
  • Kennedy Donovan Parenting Series - Week 7 Ask the Advocate
    Tue, Apr 04
    To Register, email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    Apr 04, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    To Register, email: sdeschenes@kdc.org
    KDC is pleased to offer free, public presentations designed to help parents navigate their roles and responsibilities in the face of an increasingly complex world of special education. Week 7 - April 4th - Ask the Advocate

WE WILL PRESENT TO YOUR GROUP!

Would you like Christine or Tina to present a workshop to your group or organization?  We’d be happy to present a tailored presentation or choose one from the following:

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

An overview of the importance of parent input and ways to ensure that the whole child is being considered when determining appropriate services and placement options.

FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

BASIC RIGHTS

An overview of the basic rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a brief overview of Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, and an explanation of record keeping and the assessment process. 

This workshop gives a detailed overview of early intervention and transition services at age three to families and professionals who serve infants and toddlers with disabilities. It also includes procedural safeguards and tips and pointers for a successful transition 

EARLY INTERVENTION AND TRANSITION AT AGE THREE

IEP RIGHTS AND STRATEGIES

An overview of the rights and protections mandated for special needs children under IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the value of record keeping, the requirements of the assessment process, timelines and other legal components of an IEP, including goals and objectives. Communication techniques are interspersed throughout the workshop. 

IEP TIPS AND POINTERS

Tried and true tips on how to positively advocate for your children, strengthen the relationships between parents and service agencies, and help create the appropriate IEP program. 

SECTION 504

ACCOMMODATIONS

Focuses on the individual's rights and accommodations in school, postsecondary education and workplace. Sample Section 504 accommodation and individual health plans are included. Positive communication techniques are interspersed throughout the workshop.