Our expert, Amy Scott Lorton, offers training workshops to parents and professionals.

Upcoming Trainings

Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 2:30pmCST:
Q& A Session:  Accommodations & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for Students with Type 1 Diabetes 
 Sponsored by Camp Seale Harris- Southeastern Diabetes Education Services 

For more information email or call:
amy@myiepadvocate.com
  850-684-IDEA (4332)

Below is a sampling of workshops and trainings My IEP Advocate offers to families and professionals alike related to the special education process:

 

Understanding the IEP Process: The goal of this workshop is to educate families on the many steps of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for students with disabilities. This workshop will provide comprehensive information and insightful guidance that serves to empower parents to be a more effective advocate for their student and be an informed, contributing team member in school meetings. Topics include the 10 steps of the IEP process, an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), parent and students' rights, FAQs, helpful tips, and a Q&A session.

 

Effective Advocacy for Your Child’s Education: The goal of this workshop is to educate families on steps to get informed, organized, and empowered for more effective advocacy for their student.  Topics include building stronger and more effective teams, problem solving strategies, improving communication with the school, how to get organized with school, medical/clinic records and documents, helpful tips for parents, and a Q & A session.

 

Transition IEP Planning: The goal of this workshop is to educate families on developing and monitoring a quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities at the secondary level. Participants will be actively engaged in activities to identify and write S.M.A.R.T goals and accommodations / modifications based on needs. Additional topics include postsecondary education and career goals, deferment of diploma options, transition assessments and agency linkage. Includes a Q&A session.

 

IEP or 504? What’s the Difference?: The goal of this workshop is to educate families about the two disability laws that support IEPs and Section 504 Plans, the purpose of an IEP and a 504 Plan, and the differing criteria and aspects for each including: eligibility, program/plan development, evaluation, funding, services and supports, placement decisions, procedural safeguards and related topics.  Includes a Q&A session.

 

Back-to-School with Your Child’s Team: 5 Ways to Ensure a Successful School Year: The goal of this workshop is to educate and empower families of special needs students on the five essential actions to improve communication, organization, reviewing, planning, and monitoring of their child's special education program. Additional topics include the purpose of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the basics of the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), the school's "wish list," tips for parents/"did you know?" and a Q&A session.

 

Intro to the IEP Process: Transitioning from an IFSP to an IEP:  The goal of this workshop is to educate parents of special needs children ages birth to 2 on the steps to transition from an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to an Individualized Education program (IEP).  Topics include local Child Find contacts, an overview of parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), overview of the 10 steps of the IEP process, parent and student rights, FAQs, helpful tips, and a Q&A session.

 

Customized workshops an Q& A Sessions can be scheduled by request.