Events in July 2024

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July 1, 2024
July 2, 2024
July 3, 2024
July 4, 2024(1 event)

Independence Day - Office Closed

Independence Day - Office Closed

July 4, 2024 July 5, 2024

Office Closed

July 5, 2024(1 event)

Independence Day - Office Closed

Independence Day - Office Closed

July 4, 2024 July 5, 2024

Office Closed

July 6, 2024
July 7, 2024
July 8, 2024
July 9, 2024
July 10, 2024(1 event)

Parent Rights in Special Education

Parent Rights in Special Education


July 10, 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

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

Co-Host: FHF of Greater Baton Rouge

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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July 11, 2024(1 event)

What is EarlySteps?

What is EarlySteps?


July 11, 2024

What is EarlySteps? – Join us as the EarlySteps Coordinator for Regions 1 & 10 explains EarlySteps, from who qualifies to the services offered and more.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Tomorow Fondal, EarlySteps Coordinator for Regions 1 & 10

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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July 12, 2024
July 13, 2024
July 14, 2024
July 15, 2024(1 event)

An Overview of Developmental Disabilities Services

An Overview of Developmental Disabilities Services


July 15, 2024

An Overview of Developmental Disabilities Services – Join us as we hear from OCDD about the various Developmental Disabilities Services for which your child may qualify, and how to access those services.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenter: 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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July 16, 2024(1 event)

Education and Young Children with Exceptionalities: So Many Questions!

Education and Young Children with Exceptionalities: So Many Questions!


July 16, 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

Presenters: Sharon Blackmon (FHF of GNO); Wallace Johnson & Mylinda Elliott, FHF of SWLA

Co-Host: FHF of Southwest La.

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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July 17, 2024(1 event)

When Parents and Schools Disagree

When Parents and Schools Disagree


July 17, 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

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

Co-Host: FHF of Northeast La.

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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July 18, 2024(1 event)

An Introduction to the FHF Recordkeeping System for Families

An Introduction to the FHF Recordkeeping System for Families


July 18, 2024

An Introduction to the FHF Recordkeeping System for Families – Do you need some help getting all those family and school documents organized? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the forms, important documents, and school documentation that you get in an average month? Is it hard to find what you need when you need it? Look no further! FHF of GNO has developed a family recordkeeping system that will create a home for all those papers that clutter your desk. Join us to walk through this tool, and then get your own copy to help get control of the paper mountain.

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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July 19, 2024
July 20, 2024(1 event)

Back to School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway


July 20, 2024

Back to School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway

July 21, 2024
July 22, 2024
July 23, 2024(1 event)

Introduction to Work series, Part 3: Skills Needed to Work Independently

Introduction to Work series, Part 3: Skills Needed to Work Independently


July 23, 2024

Introduction to Work series, Part 3: Skills Needed to Work Independently -- In Part 3 of this 4-part series, we will focus on nine key skill areas needed to find employment, with an explanation about each skill.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

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

Co-Host: FHF of Southwest La.

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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Introduction to Work series, Part 3: Skills Needed to Work Independently

July 24, 2024(1 event)

IEPs and Behavior and Discipline - Oh My!

IEPs and Behavior and Discipline - Oh My!


July 24, 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; Cynthia Chesterfield, FHF of GBR

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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IEPs and Behavior and Discipline - Oh My!

July 25, 2024(1 event)

The Bridge from High School to Postsecondary Services

The Bridge from High School to Postsecondary Services


July 25, 2024

The Bridge from High School to Postsecondary Services - In this webinar, we will assist you to understand the Individual Transition Plan (ITP) process as it pertains to postsecondary education and other related services. We will also provide an overview of programs and resources available to your child entering postsecondary education or employment.

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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The Bridge from High School to Postsecondary Services

July 26, 2024
July 27, 2024
July 28, 2024
July 29, 2024(1 event)

Top Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting

Top Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting


July 29, 2024

Top Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting - In this webinar, we will break them down the IEP meeting preparation into three steps: before, during, and after the meeting. Implementing our top 5 tips in each of these steps should result in a better IEP experience.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: Sharon Blackmon (FHF of GNO), Alexa Bolden, FHF of NELA

Co-Host: FHF of Northeast La.

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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Top Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting

July 30, 2024(1 event)

Introduction to Work series, Part 4: An Overview of Resources to Support Work Skills Development

Introduction to Work series, Part 4: An Overview of Resources to Support Work Skills Development


July 30, 2024

Introduction to Work series, Part 4: An Overview of Resources to Support Work Skills Development: In the final part of this 4-part series, we will look at a variety of resources available to assist families, educators, and other professionals who work with youth and young adults with disabilities to develop the skills necessary to seek, obtain, and keep employment.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: 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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Introduction to Work series, Part 4: An Overview of Resources to Support Work Skills Development

July 31, 2024
August 1, 2024(1 event)

Parent Rights in Special Education

Parent Rights in Special Education


August 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

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

Co-Host: FHF of Northeast Louisiana

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.

REGISTER NOW

Parent Rights in Special Education

August 2, 2024
August 3, 2024
August 4, 2024

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