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Transition Tuesdays - Engaging Families in Transition Planning
This series will provide families, students, and educators with information and insights to enhance family members’ participation within the transition process of the IEP. Interviews with families and students, sharing their experiences with transition planning, will be used to guide discussions and learning. Participants will experience how to be active members in transition planning - before the IEP, during the IEP, and after the IEP.
Before the IEP
October 26, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
An IEP meeting to discuss the transition process can be overwhelming. Doing some work to prepare for the meeting can make the IEP meeting more productive. What questions should you be ready to answer? What information can you share about your student? During this session, the presenters will discuss how to effectively prepare for the IEP meeting. They will share resources to assist families, students, and educators prepare for the IEP meeting.
Diane Perry, Family Resource Specialist, PEAL Center
Khaleya Spence, Youth Training and Leadership Coordinator, PEAL Center
During the IEP
January 25, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
How can families be active members during the IEP meeting? It takes some preparation, but all families, along with their students, should be ready to share their future goals and offer plans for accomplishing these goals. Together, the IEP team can develop IEPs that address the students’ post-secondary goals. During this session, the presenter will provide an overview of how families can engage during the IEP meeting to create meaningful plans for students.
Lisbeth Little, HUNE
After the IEP
April 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
What should families and students do after the IEP meeting? What happens if the students need less or more assistance in meeting their goals? When will families receive reports on the students? During this session, the presenters will discuss strategies and share resources for staying in contact with families after the IEP meeting.
Erin Campion, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
Jennifer Craig, PaTTAN Pittsburgh
Families with a student with an IEP, Students with IEPs, Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators
Please register online by visiting the PaTTAN website at www.pattan.net.
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The Union School District’s greatest strength lies in the fact that Union is a small district that provides personalized learning experiences for all of its students. We are committed to developing collaborative relationships between teachers in general and special education, related support staff, families, and community partners. Since we are a small community, our programs are reflective of our shared value for positive, productive relationships and of our commitment to the education of the whole child. Developing positive relationships is first and foremost when working with families to provide services for students with special needs. Honest communication and team collaboration are fostered, practiced, and encouraged at every level. In our pursuit to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of students, we work closely with families to provide support and services for the issues that our students face. Our individualized programs for students are revised and improved upon on an on-going basis, as part of our goal to recognize and respond to the change in our growing students. Our teachers’ personal investment in students is both unique and genuine.
General and special education teachers alike believe that all students learn best in an environment that teaches and expects respect for all human differences. Much of our collaboration in special education involves a coordination of efforts to maximize inclusive practices while ensuring a free and appropriate education. All students are academically challenged, inspired to grow socially and emotionally, and encouraged to develop a healthy lifestyle. Union School District supports the inclusion of all of its students in the general education environment, classroom, academic, and extracurricular activities to the extent determined appropriate by each Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.
Union School District has a strong commitment to the concept that students with disabilities be placed, to the maximum extent appropriate, in classes with non-disabled peers. Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate aids and services in order that each student benefits from the general education experience.
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RIU6 Notice to Parents and Annual Notice of Special Education