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Workshop Overview

INCLUDEnyc’s expert staff teaches free workshops at schools and neighborhood organizations citywide. The workshops cover a wide range of disability topics and are designed to meet the most pressing needs of families of young people with disabilities.

Intro to Special Education: Learn the NYC process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

Top 5 Rights In Special Education: Learn your rights and responsibilities under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Understanding Your Child’s IEP: Learn to read and understand your child’s IEP where to find recommendations and important information. We also offer this workshop for the preschool IEP, focusing on processes and services for children ages 3-5.

The Special Education Advocate: Become your student’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need at school.

Your Kindergarten Guide (Turning 5): If your child with disabilities is turning five, it’s time to prepare for kindergarten. We will help you come up with a successful transition plan.

Advocacy Skills For Parents: Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation.

Special Education Mediation: Are you having problems with your child’s special education? Learn how to solve them with mediation.

Parenting A Child With A Disability: One of INCLUDEnyc’s family educators will share their experiences parenting and advocating for their child with disabilities. We also offer this workshop focusing on parents of children ages 0-5.

Busing And Specialized Transportation: Where’s the bus? Find solutions with on-the-spot strategies! Know your role, what to expect, who to contact. We also offer this workshop focusing on busing and transportation for children ages 3-5.

Understanding The Range Of Special Education Programs And Services: Discover how to take advantage of the full range of special education programs and services available to students with disabilities in the least restrictive setting.

Exploring The Early Years: Understanding Children With Different Abilities: Learn about child development milestones and common parent concerns, including autism and speech delays.

Promoting Positive Behavior In Young Children: Behavior is a way for your child to communicate with you. What is your child trying to say? Learn strategies to manage and prevent challenging behavior at home, in the classroom, and in the community.

Transition Workshops: Our transition workshops cover a range of topics and are designed to meet the needs of families of young people with disabilities who are preparing to leave high school and begin life as an adult. Specific titles and workshop descriptions available upon request.

If you would like to book a free workshop, fill out this form or please contact Rich at 212-677-4650 x11 or roverton@INCLUDEnyc.org for more information.