Events in April 2024

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April 1, 2024(1 event)

Parent Rights in Special Education

Parent Rights in Special Education


April 1, 2024

Parent Rights in Special Education - Join us as we discuss the rights that parents have when it comes to their child’s special education and related services, such as parental participation, access to education records, informed consent, prior written notice, your right to disagree with school, and more.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO

Audience:  Parents, self-advocates, or professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 2, 2024
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April 4, 2024(1 event)

When Parents and Schools Disagree

When Parents and Schools Disagree


April 4, 2024

When Parents and Schools Disagree - This training session will delve into Louisiana’s Special Education dispute resolution options and what to do when you disagree with the school regarding your child’s special education services. We will discuss different informal and formal dispute resolutions options offered by the Louisiana Department of Education, and how to request one of the dispute resolution options.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO

Audience: Parents, self-advocates, or professionals working with studentswith disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 8, 2024(1 event)

IEPs and Behavior and Discipline - Oh My!

IEPs and Behavior and Discipline - Oh My!


April 8, 2024

IEPs and Behavior and Discipline - Oh My!  The title covers it all! In this training we will talk about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, functional behavior assessments, and disciplinary issues in school.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO; Brenda Bares, FHF of Acadiana

Co-Host: FHF Acadiana

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 9, 2024(1 event)

The Communication Plan: Who, What, When, Why

The Communication Plan: Who, What, When, Why


April 9, 2024

The Communication Plan: Who, What, When, Why – Learn about the Communication Plan for your child with an IEP: Is one needed? Why or why not? Who creates it? When is it done? Join speech and hearing professionals from Jefferson Parish Schools to get answers to these and other questions.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: Dr. Rosemary Kerrin, Director of Speech and Hearing, JP Schools; Leigh Anne Vogt, Coordinator of Speech and Hearing, JP Schools

Audience:  Parents, self-advocates, or professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 10, 2024(1 event)

Supporting Your Child's Literacy Development in Preschool

Supporting Your Child's Literacy Development in Preschool


April 10, 2024

Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development in Preschool – Dr. Beth McLean of the National Center for Improving Literacy will explain evidence-based strategies, tips, and activities you can use to support your child’s literacy development from an early age.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Beth McLean

Co-Hosts:  FHF of GBR, FHF of NELA, FHF of SWLA

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 16, 2024(1 event)

The ABC’s of ESY (Extended School Year Services)

The ABC’s of ESY (Extended School Year Services)


April 16, 2024

The ABC’s of ESY (Extended School Year Services) – Did you know that data collected during the holidays often determine if your child will qualify for ESY (Extended School Year) Services? This training provides an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities, including how children qualify, and why in many circumstances, the school uses the holiday breaks to determine if a child will qualify for ESY.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO; Wallace Johnson, FHF SWLA

Community Partner Spotlight: Autism Society of Greater New Orleans

Co-Host: FHF of Southwest Louisiana

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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The ABC’s of ESY (Extended School Year Services)

April 17, 2024(1 event)

Education and Young Children with Exceptionalities: So Many Questions!

Education and Young Children with Exceptionalities: So Many Questions!


April 17, 2024

Education and Young Children with Exceptionalities: So Many Questions! Caring for a young child with a disability is already overwhelming, and then they begin their education journey and even more knowledge and responsibility is required. This webinar can lighten the load a bit as we learn about:
 Transitioning from EarlySteps to school services;
 Evaluation requirements and timelines;
 Who qualifies for special education;
 Evaluation requirements for students in private schools;
 What to do if your child is struggling in school;
 How to handle bullying in school, and more!

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sharon Blackmon (FHF of GNO)

Community Partner Spotlight: Training Grounds

Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Education and Young Children with Exceptionalities: So Many Questions!

April 18, 2024(1 event)

The Importance of Inclusion, Part 1

The Importance of Inclusion, Part 1


April 18, 2024

The Importance of Inclusion, Part 1 - Why is the inclusion of children with disabilities in schools, classrooms, and communities important? This webinar explores what inclusion is and what it is not, and who is involved in making meaningful inclusion successful.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO; Cynthia Chesterfield, FHF of GBR

Community Partner Spotlight: Autism Society of Greater Baton Rouge

Co-Host: FHF of Greater Baton Rouge

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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The Importance of Inclusion, Part 1

April 19, 2024
April 20, 2024(2 events)

Hispanic Apostolate Health Fair

Hispanic Apostolate Health Fair


April 20, 2024

Look for FHF of GNO

Hispanic Apostolate Health Fair
2525 Maine St.
Metairie, LA 70003

Autism Society of Greater New Orleans' 21st Annual Autism Festival

Autism Society of Greater New Orleans' 21st Annual Autism Festival


April 20, 2024

Look for FHF of GNO

Autism Society of Greater New Orleans' 21st Annual Autism Festival - Join us for activities, craft and food vendors, live entertainment, silent auction and more! Stop by booths hosted by local organizations and learn about the resources they offer.

Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market
404 Sala Ave.
Westwego, LA 70094

Learn more about Autism Fest

April 21, 2024
April 22, 2024(1 event)

OCDD Waiver Services: What to Expect in Planning and Assessment

OCDD Waiver Services: What to Expect in Planning and Assessment


April 22, 2024

OCDD Waiver Services: What to Expect in Planning and Assessment - Would you like to learn more about:

  • What to expect for the waiver needs-based assessment(s)?
  • How to identify and build your support team?
  • What your support planning meeting and plan should look like?

Dr. Brandi Kelly and Dr. Amy Greer from OCDD will share this information and more about waiver services and supports. Bring your questions and join us!

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Guest Presenters: Dr. Brandi Kelly and Dr. Amy Greer, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)

Audience: Parents, self-advocates, or professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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OCDD Waiver Services: What to Expect in Planning and Assessment

April 23, 2024(1 event)

No More Summer Slide

No More Summer Slide


April 23, 2024

No More Summer Slide - Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when learning loss and regression can occur. The “summer slide” can happen when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months. This training will provide you with strategies and fun activities you can do over the long break to help prevent the summer slide.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO; Alexa Bolden, FHF of NELA

Community Partner Spotlight: Jefferson Parish Recreation Department

Co-Host: FHF of Northeast Louisiana

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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No More Summer Slide

April 24, 2024
April 25, 2024(1 event)

Inclusion and the Law

Inclusion and the Law


April 25, 2024

Inclusion and the Law - Why is inclusion of children with disabilities in schools, classrooms, and communities important?  This webinar explores that question and the demand for inclusion in federal law.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Inclusion and the Law

April 26, 2024
April 27, 2024(1 event)

Autism Awareness Festival and Walk

Autism Awareness Festival and Walk


April 27, 2024

Look for FHF of GNO

Autism Awareness Festival and Walk - This event will include resources provided by various Community Organizations, Sensory Stations, and a Parent Open Forum (Let's Chat).

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish
979 Behrman Hwy.
Terrytown, LA
The walk will begin at 11:30. The quarter of mile route will circle the school building.
Participants are welcome to circle the route any distance they choose.
April 28, 2024
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May 1, 2024(1 event)

Supporting Your Child's Literacy Development in the Elementary Years

Supporting Your Child's Literacy Development in the Elementary Years


May 1, 2024

Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development in the Elementary Years - In this webinar, we will discuss how to support your young school-aged child’s literacy development with evidence-based strategies, tips, and activities.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Beth McLean, National Center for Improving Literacy

Co-Hosts:  FHF of GBR, FHF of NELA, FHF of SWLA

Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Supporting Your Child's Literacy Development in the Elementary Years

May 2, 2024(1 event)

Planning for Adulthood: Your High School IEP Questions Answered

Planning for Adulthood: Your High School IEP Questions Answered


May 2, 2024

Planning for Adulthood: Your High School IEP Questions Answered – You have likely been thinking about and planning for the transition process from high school to adult life for your child for a long time! Learn more about how the IEP and transition supports in high school can help your child prepare for adult life.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO; Brenda Bares, FHF of Acadiana

Co-Host: FHF of Acadiana

Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with students with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Planning for Adulthood: Your High School IEP Questions Answered

May 3, 2024
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