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Nov
16
Thu
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Exceptional Family Resources
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit; OPWDD Family Education & Training credit is also available; Parents contact your *MSC

Thinking about what you want to do after high school is exciting. Preparation for that journey is key while you are
still in school. Parents/guardians and students and need to learn the requirements for graduation. A high school
diploma is achieved through mastering state academic standards, passing required tests and courses and earning
credits. In this training, we will explain the different requirements for the Regents and Local Diploma. We will also
discuss how students can use their strengths to achieve a diploma through multiple pathways. We will explore the
importance of career readiness skills and the credentials available. This training is sure to help you navigate which
options are the best for your child.

Presenter: Kristine O’Brien, Parent Outreach Coordinator, SUPAC

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Dec
7
Thu
Effective Communication and Advocacy Steps @ Exceptional Family Resources
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Effective Communication and Advocacy Steps

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit; OPWDD Family Education & Training credit is also available; Parents contact your *MSC

Do you come away from meetings not saying what you intended or feeling as though your viewpoint is
misunderstood? Do you listen to what other team members say? How do you respond? Communication is key to
effective partnerships. Learn to recognize the barriers in communication that can get in the way of collaboration
and positive outcomes. Strengthen your advocacy skills by learning effective and collaborative communication
strategies. Identify barriers to effective communication Learn techniques to remove barriers Learn elements for
effective teamwork and positive interactions.

Presenter: Kara Georgi Parent Education Specialist, Starbridge

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Jan
25
Thu
Discipline & Suspension: Understanding the Rights of Students w/Disabilities @ Exceptional Family Resources
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discipline & Suspension: Understanding the Rights of Students w/Disabilities

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit

Presenter: Kara Georgi Parent Education Specialist, Starbridge

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Feb
1
Thu
NYS Able Accounts/Special Needs Trusts & 17-A Guardianships @ Exceptional Family Resources
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NYS Able Accounts/Special Needs Trusts & 17-A Guardianships

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit

Presenter: Tim Doolittle, Esq. Wladis Law Firm

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Mar
1
Thu
Relationship/Sexuality @ Exceptional Family Resources
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Relationship/Sexuality

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit

Presenter: Glenda Criss, Exceptional Family Resources

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

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Nov
16
Thu
Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Exceptional Family Resources
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Understanding Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit; OPWDD Family Education & Training credit is also available; Parents contact your *MSC

Thinking about what you want to do after high school is exciting. Preparation for that journey is key while you are
still in school. Parents/guardians and students and need to learn the requirements for graduation. A high school
diploma is achieved through mastering state academic standards, passing required tests and courses and earning
credits. In this training, we will explain the different requirements for the Regents and Local Diploma. We will also
discuss how students can use their strengths to achieve a diploma through multiple pathways. We will explore the
importance of career readiness skills and the credentials available. This training is sure to help you navigate which
options are the best for your child.

Presenter: Kristine O’Brien, Parent Outreach Coordinator, SUPAC

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Dec
7
Thu
Effective Communication and Advocacy Steps @ Exceptional Family Resources
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Effective Communication and Advocacy Steps

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit; OPWDD Family Education & Training credit is also available; Parents contact your *MSC

Do you come away from meetings not saying what you intended or feeling as though your viewpoint is
misunderstood? Do you listen to what other team members say? How do you respond? Communication is key to
effective partnerships. Learn to recognize the barriers in communication that can get in the way of collaboration
and positive outcomes. Strengthen your advocacy skills by learning effective and collaborative communication
strategies. Identify barriers to effective communication Learn techniques to remove barriers Learn elements for
effective teamwork and positive interactions.

Presenter: Kara Georgi Parent Education Specialist, Starbridge

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Jan
25
Thu
Discipline & Suspension: Understanding the Rights of Students w/Disabilities @ Exceptional Family Resources
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discipline & Suspension: Understanding the Rights of Students w/Disabilities

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit

Presenter: Kara Georgi Parent Education Specialist, Starbridge

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Feb
1
Thu
NYS Able Accounts/Special Needs Trusts & 17-A Guardianships @ Exceptional Family Resources
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NYS Able Accounts/Special Needs Trusts & 17-A Guardianships

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit

Presenter: Tim Doolittle, Esq. Wladis Law Firm

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.

Mar
1
Thu
Relationship/Sexuality @ Exceptional Family Resources
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Relationship/Sexuality

*MSC’s can receive a 2-hour certificate for ongoing OPWDD training credit

Presenter: Glenda Criss, Exceptional Family Resources

Bring your own lunch, beverages are provided.