Workshops / Trainings
Featured Training: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
A proactive strategy for defining, teaching and supporting student behavior resulting in academic and social gains and a positive school environment
Research shows that when a school environment is positive and predictable, students feel safer, have better academic performance, higher test results and make better behavior choices. Schools also show a gain in instructional time, reduction in out of school suspensions and discipline referrals and show a decrease in referrals to Special Education.
Is it a curriculum?
No. PBIS is not a curriculum, but a process of planning and problem solving that includes direct teaching of social behaviors like academics. The basic PBIS approach is to use proactive, research-based strategies to teach clearly defined behavioral expectations. Most importantly, it establishes ongoing behavior supports that can be used by ALL students, staff, volunteers, parents and community members.
Can parents be involved?
Yes! Research shows that parent involvement in a child’s school experience greatly increases their chances for academic success, positive behavior, higher self-esteem, better attendance and greater motivation. Parents are key sources of information about their child, are their child’s first teachers, and have strengths and interests that can contribute to the educational process. When schools and families work together to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but also throughout life. (National PTA, n.a.; Newman L. 2005; Henderson and Berla, 1997).
Upcoming Workshops & Events
ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age Students and Their Parents
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 —
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
This workshop helps parents and students in 8th grade and above understand how to use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to support the transition to adulthood. Students can register separately for their own workshop where they will have the opportunity to talk about what transition means to them, learn about the laws that support transition, get to know their IEP better, and create a self-advocacy tool.
Special Events : Reduce Your Stress and Optimize Your Health and Wellbeing: A Guided Lesson for Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 —
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Caring deeply for your child or youth with disabilities can be stressful, and that stress can impact your health and wellbeing. Sometimes the best thing you can do for the children you care about is to take better care of yourself. Learn how to use scientifically-proven techniques to reduce your stress and start a journey to optimize your health and wellbeing. Presented by Dr. Read Sulik. Sulik is a child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist. He is leading the development of innovative programs to help individuals improve their health and wellbeing as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Praestan Health.
Life Planning for People with Disabilities : Special & Supplemental Needs Trusts
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 —
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
This workshop will focus on power of attorney, health care
directive, special & supplemental needs trusts, and the ABLE Act. Each session (4/16 and 4/30) covers different information. Visit Life Planning for People with Disabilities
for more information.