Trainings/Events Calendar


Events in February 2024

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January 29, 2024
January 30, 2024(1 event)

When Parents and Schools Disagree


January 30, 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 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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January 31, 2024
February 1, 2024(1 event)

Anti-Discrimination Laws & Students with Disabilities


February 1, 2024

Anti-Discrimination Laws & Students with Disabilities - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are anti-discrimination laws. They prohibit schools from discriminating against students with disabilities. Join us and learn about your child’s important protections under these laws.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: 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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February 2, 2024
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February 5, 2024(1 event)

Accommodations vs. Modifications


February 5, 2024

Accommodations vs Modifications - Meeting after meeting, parents and teachers use the words “accommodation” and “modification” almost interchangeably when discussing IEPs and student needs. If understood and used correctly, these words can greatly impact the success of a child’s educational program. Get answers to these questions and more:

  • How can accommodations and modifications help my child in the general education classroom?
  • How are accommodations and modifications included in IEP?
  • Which accommodations are provided for state testing? 

Understanding accommodations and modifications can be a game changer for your child.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

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

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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February 6, 2024(1 event)

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


February 6, 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; 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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February 7, 2024(1 event)

Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviors


February 7, 2024

Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviors - This one-hour webinar provides parents with best practice knowledge and skills they can utilize to address challenging behaviors at home and when working with their child’s education team on behavior supports. Content will cover behavior basics, the dos and don’ts in dealing with behavior, what makes quality FBAs (Functional Behavior Analyses) and BIPs, (Behavior Intervention Plans) and will provide resources for home and school use. There will be approximately 45 minutes of content and time for Q and A.

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Presenters: Chris Champagne, Tracy O'Donnell - LASARD

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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February 8, 2024(1 event)

Top Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting


February 8, 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), Dianthe Rose, Northshore FHF

Co-Host: Northshore FHF

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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February 19, 2024(1 event)

Louisiana's Bullying Prevention Law


February 19, 2024

Louisiana Bullying Prevention Law - This law applies to all public school students: regular education and special education. However, there are some significant implications that need to be considered when a student with a disability is involved.

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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February 20, 2024(1 event)

Parent Rights in Special Education


February 20, 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

Community Partner Spotlight:  Miracle League 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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February 21, 2024(1 event)

When Parents and Schools Disagree


February 21, 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 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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February 26, 2024(1 event)

The Bridge from High School to Postsecondary Services


February 26, 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

Presenters: Sharon Blackmon, FHF of GNO; Konstance Causey, FHF of NELA

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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The Bridge from High School to Postsecondary Services

February 27, 2024(1 event)

The Importance of Inclusion Part 2: Inlclusion and the Law


February 27, 2024

The Importance of Inclusion Part 2: 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

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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The Importance of Inclusion Part 2: Inlclusion and the Law

February 28, 2024
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