2013 Inclusive Education

Competencies

In this third session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • Be knowledgeable about early childhood and special education.
  • Understand parent and children’s rights and responsibilities under special education laws.
  • Be able to describe the reasons for inclusion and quality education.
  • Be able to outline specific strategies to achieve inclusion and quality education.
  • Be able to demonstrate how to be effective in team meetings.

Agenda

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Speakers

Katy Neas

Vice-President, Government Relations, Easter Seals

Karen Wright

Child Find Field Coordinator, Early Stages, District of Columbia Public Schools

Christopher Nace

Transition Policy Analyst, District of Columbia Public Schools

Handouts

What is Inclusion? by Kids Together, Inc.

Benefits of Inclusion

Benefits of Inclusive Education and IEPs by Kids Together, Inc.

IEP Team Members 

Tips for Effective IEP Meetings

Special Education Process by Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.  (view PDF Version here)

ADA, IDEA, and 504 Comparison by Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Education Internet Resources

Glossary of Education Terms for People with Disabilities 

A Capital Commitment: 2017 Strategic Plan by District of Columbia Public Schools

IDEA Part B Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Insurance (e.g., Medicaid)

Telling Your Story Activity

TEAM-Education Act of 2013 by Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

TEAM-Empowerment Act of 2013 by Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

TEAM-Employment Act of 2013 by Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

Action Alert for TEAM Legislation by Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

Homework

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Photos