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List of FREE Special Education Webinars for Families

November 13 - December 21

Upcoming Events: Learning Opportunities

paper calendar with a pencil sitting on itNEW: 2023-2024 Calendar of Virtual Statewide Learning Opportunities

Our goal is to increase the involvement of families in their children’s education. To do this, Michigan Alliance for Families offers  learning opportunities across the state. Most of our events are virtual at this time.  Webinar captions translation available in Spanish, Arabic, and other languages.

For in-person events, the city is noted next to the date and the address is listed on the flyer. Click on the event’s date to view the PDF flyer for complete details. All times are EST.

November 2023

Offered in partnership with Disability Network Southwest Michigan, Paving the Way to Self Determination is a series of workshops for families and their children with developmental disabilities (ages birth-12) to develop skills that lead to self-determined lives.

Register with DNSWM

Class Options for the link include topics:

  • November 14 How to Ask for an Accommodation
  • November 16 IEP: A Closer Look
  • November 20 Instilling Disability Pride in Your Child
  • November 29 Preparing Your Child for Employment (LONG before Employment)

*********Additional Options listed below with direct links: *********

November 13 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2bxk9jxw

November13 Exploring Behavior Supports with Stacie Rulison from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/48dsv3p3

November 14 Self-Determination in the IEP with Karen Wang and Stephanie Nicholls from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3exs86mj

November 14 Youth Self Determination Series 2 with Stacie Rulison – for students and young adults ages 14 and up who have an active IEP. Four Tuesdays, from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Must have attended Series 1 to register for Series 2. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2ye4wve2

November 16 Tools for Supported Decision Making with Mary Shehan and Jeanie Rowe from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/acsuzf9t

November 18 LAKE ORIONTransition to Adulthood for Students with an IEP, in partnership with Disability Rights Michigan. From 10:00am-12:30pm. Register by November 11.

November 20Disability is Not a Bad Word with Stephanie Nicholls from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/mr2w87p4

November 27Inclusion: FAPE in the LRE with Stephanie Nicholls from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2bt9atta

November 28Rethinking Discipline with Amy Wilhelm from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yu5zuspr

November 30Transition: Employment Expectations with Karen Wang from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/mt3t6buy

December 2023

December 1 and 8 Behavior Is Communication with Dr. Sally Burton Hoyle from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/mpm44wud

December 4 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3e8vkn88

December 6 Building Blocks of Self-Advocacy with Karen Wang from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3vc3vhrs

December 7 Moving On from Early On®️ with Stephanie Nicholls from 9:30am-10:30am. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5n8b75ej

December 12 Assistive Technology: More than Checking a Box with Sara Pericolosi from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/45c5r2ak

December 13 Understanding School Options: Virtual and Cyber and Web, Oh My! with Stephanie Nicholls and Michelle Driscoll. For the 12:00pm-1:00pm webinar, register at https://tinyurl.com/5fhn2hkf. For the 6:30pm-7:30pm webinar, register here: https://tinyurl.com/ynu2yste

December 14 Promoting Literacy Success with Noel Kelty from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3kxwh68h

December 19How to Have Collaborative Assistive Technology Conversations with Sara Pericolosi from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/s3fkne6t

December 21 Transition: Beyond IDEA with Karen Wang from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ye6kw96c


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