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SAVE THE DATE - OCTOBER 29 2014


WEBINAR: Community Connections - Enriched, Engaged and Included!
Discover and access the wide variety of activities and opportunities in your school and community that support your child's growth and development while promoting fun and friendships.

To register, go to: http://ow.ly/Avb2p.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

(For other time zones or languages go here first: http://ow.ly/AvbbH)

PRESENTER: Tanya Regli, Executive Director, Arc of Philadelphia

Participants of this webinar will:

  • Explore the rich benefits of introducing your child to a variety of recreational and social activities
  • Learn how access extra-curricular activities offered at schools
  • Discover the broad array of activities and organizations that exist in your community
  • Understand how to identify and work with organizations to support your child's individual needs
  • Get tips and techniques to support your child in becoming an integral part of the fabric of their schools and communities
  • Learn how to capitalize on your child's interests and talents, to build friendships and identify future career paths
  • Receive our comprehensive resource guide of community activities

2013-14 Webinar Archive


March 2014: Teamwork for Success! The Parent-Professional Relationship with GUEST PRESENTERS Linda Carmona-Bell and Diana Neri of the Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition, PEAC.
graphic: video camera Watch the archived video and access presentation documents.

January 2014: Your Child's Rights! Learn the Laws and Rules to Support Your Child's Education with GUEST Maura McInerney, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Education Law Center.
graphic: video camera Watch the archived video and access presentation documents.

October 2013: Inclusion - Supporting ALL Abilities of Students Learning Together with GUESTS Diane Perry, Karen Salomon, and Natalie Wieters of the Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition.
graphic: video camera Watch the archived video and access presentation documents.

May 2013: Creating a Vision for Your Child's Future with GUEST SPEAKER Tim Gruesel, Director, Quality Enhancement Support Team, Sinking Springs, PA. Participants learned how to turn your hopes and dreams for your children into a blueprint for their future.
graphic: video camera Watch the archived video and download the PowerPoint.


More Resources


Free one-on-one parent consultation is available through this project.
Fill out the request form to request a consultant
with a Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition (PEAC) parent consultant. Once your form is submitted our office will contact you to let you know your request has been received.

Find us on Facebook C2P2 Family Leadership Facebook page. A closed (nonpublic) group where members meet and interact. Visit the page and request to join the group.

Additional Internet resources, including "Special Education Law: Building Blocks and Basics." from Pennsylvania Education for All (PEAC).


What Is C2P2 Family Leadership in Inclusive Education for Non-Traditional Settings?


PHOTO: two young girlsC2P2 Family Leadership in Inclusive Education for Non-Traditional Settings is designed for families of students who are home schooled, educated in cyber charter schools, charter schools, private schools or parochial schools to offer leadership development training, guidance and technical assistance to help achieve true inclusion for children. The goal is to create a network of family leaders who will work together with educators and administrators to champion inclusive practices for children with disabilities in the Non-Traditional school community.


Background/Mission


An increasing number of families in Pennsylvania are choosing to enroll their children with developmental disabilities in alternative educational options available throughout the Commonwealth including, home schools, private schools, parochial schools, charter schools and cyber charter schools.

PHOTO: young boy writing with pencilTo ensure that these children are afforded a quality education in the least restrictive environment (LRE) in non-traditional educational settings, families must be well versed in the educational standards and best practices of inclusive education. As the number of children with developmental disabilities educated in non-traditional settings continues to grow in Pennsylvania, there is an unmet critical need for families to be supported in achieving an inclusive education for students, and to provide mutual support within their school communities.

In C2P2 Family Leadership in Inclusive Education for Non-Traditional Settings, the Institute will work in collaboration with Pennsylvania's Education for All Coalition (PEAC) and other stakeholders to develop a training curriculum on best practices and establish a network of support and assistance for families.

Program Overview

This program will begin with the development of training modules to be delivered to family members in the southeast portion of Pennsylvania, beginning in September 2013. At the same time, PEAC parent consultant collaborators will be providing parent consulting to select family members in that region.

A unique aspect of this program is that much of the training and support will be delivered to family members using non-traditional methods. For example, a training event may be conducted via video conference, or a PEAC collaborator may use an application like Skype to provide a consultation. The program might also use webinars and variety of social media, for the development and implementation of a virtual Community of Practice, an essential element to the program.

In addition, each year, a face to face training event will be scheduled to bring the participating families together to further develop and strengthen their leadership, networking and team building capacities and to, ultimately, enhance systemic changes in the provision of inclusive education practices.

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Contact Cathy Roccia-Meier

Email: CathyRM@temple.edu
Voice: 215-204-1772
TTY: 215-204-1805
Fax: 215-204-6336

Funded by Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
www.paddc.org



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