Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Traning
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Traning

  • Adams County Governmental Bldg. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You Will Learn the Following:

 •     The Special Education Process

•     Accommodations and Modifications for students

•     Parental Rights

•     Resolving Disputes

•     Breaking Down the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

•     When and How Your Child is Re-Evaluated

•     Writing Measurable Goals

 

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Project Independence: PATH Training
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Project Independence: PATH Training

A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  We share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills.  Statistics shows that people with disabilities earn about two-thirds of the median earnings of people without disabilities.  They are less likely to attend higher learning, and more likely to live below the poverty line.  Project Independence wants to change that.

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Project Independence: Job! Work! Employment!
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Project Independence: Job! Work! Employment!

A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  We share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills.  Statistics shows that people with disabilities earn about two-thirds of the median earnings of people without disabilities.  They are less likely to attend higher learning, and more likely to live below the poverty line.  Project Independence wants to change that.

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Project Independence: Learn About College!  Learn About Independent Living Skills!
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Project Independence: Learn About College! Learn About Independent Living Skills!

A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  We share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills.  Statistics shows that people with disabilities earn about two-thirds of the median earnings of people without disabilities.  They are less likely to attend higher learning, and more likely to live below the poverty line.  Project Independence wants to change that.

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Project Independence: College Open House/STEP Program
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Project Independence: College Open House/STEP Program

A Supportive Transition Education Program (STEP) for High School Students with Disabilities.  STEP is designed for Colorado junior and senior high school students with disabilities, including visual, physical/mobility, chronic health, psychological and students with ADD and learning disabilities who are considering or planning on attending college. 

STEP participants will:

  • Obtain practical knowledge of disability rights and responsibilities in college

  • Learn how assistive technology can minimize the impact of the student’s disability in accessing and learning information

  • Gain insight regarding effective communication with professions and staff

  • Meet current college students with disabilities who will share their experience

  • Meet faculty who have experience providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities

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Project Independence: Community Resources and Disability Planning Once a Parent is Gone
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Project Independence: Community Resources and Disability Planning Once a Parent is Gone

A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  We share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills.  Statistics shows that people with disabilities earn about two-thirds of the median earnings of people without disabilities.  They are less likely to attend higher learning, and more likely to live below the poverty line.  Project Independence wants to change that.

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Advocacy Workshop:  Becoming an IEP Parent
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Advocacy Workshop: Becoming an IEP Parent

You Will Learn the Following:

•     Learn important Advocacy Skills

•     Learn how to present Concerns or Problems

•     Prepare for IEP and other Meetings

•     Handle Conflict

•     Focus on Solutions

•     Adopt a Professional Demeanor

•     Achieve an Appropriate Education for your Child

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Transition From Pre-K - Kindergarten: What Parents Should Know
Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

Transition From Pre-K - Kindergarten: What Parents Should Know

You Will Learn the Following:

 •     School Choice

•     Decision Considerations

•     Parent Transition

Activities

•     School Readiness

•     Communication Between Old school and New school

•     Open Enrollment

•     Types of Schools

•     Talking to Your Child About Their New School

•     Special Education and Kindergarten

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: Adult services and plans for when we are no longer here.
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: Adult services and plans for when we are no longer here.

This is our last session for Project Independence.  Find out about SSI, Able Accounts, Letter of Intent, Guardianship and more.

Your child between the ages of 14 -21 will be presented with a panel of people with disabilities that attended college, are gainfully employed, have their own business and live independently.

Location: Laradon 5100 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80216

Click here: Online registration

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: Transportation
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: Transportation

There is no better act of independence than when you can rely on yourself to get around your community to meet friends, to go to work, to go to school, to go to the store, bank, site of worship, etc. Learn how transportation can work for your youth between the ages of 14 - 21 years old.

Your child will learn about transportation with you and afterwards learn about independent living skills in a separate session.

Click here: Online registration

 

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: College Tour at Metro State University
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: College Tour at Metro State University

Let's all attend together to Metro State University's (MSU) Open House.  It allows students of all types to talk with faculty and staff from every campus resource, department and major. 

The doors open at 9:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm.  After the open house follows MSU's The Experience at the Plaza building room 127 at 1:00 pm.

Engage in an interactive discussion with current Access Center students and MSU Denver faculty. Students will provide useful tips on how to self-advocate to ensure your needs are met.  Faculty will discuss the academic demands placed on students an how to work with faculty to increase your chances of success.

Receive highlights on the process of how students register to receive disability accommodations and adaptive technology support in the college setting. Guidelines for disability documentation will be discussed, along with what support services students can expect to receive after registering with the disability office.

WE WILL MEET IN FRONT OF LARADON AT 5100 LINCOLN STREET, DENVER CO 80126 AT 9:00 AM SHARP WHERE WE WILL TAKE A BUS TOGETHER TO MSU REGISTER SOON BEFORE THE BUS COUNT FILLS UP.

Click here: Online registration

 

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: Community and School Resources
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE: Community and School Resources

This will be Project Independence third session.  

This session will share about community resources such as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Providers Resource Clearinghouse with deals with employment and independent living. We will also provide information about School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) which helps high school students obtain employment, and the Colorado Initiative of Inclusion Higher Education that deals with higher education after high school.

Your child between the ages of 14- 21 will learn about interviewing skills, what is a resume, what it takes to obtain a job in a separate session.

Click here: Online registration

Larado, 5100 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80126

 

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE - Planning Alternative Tomorrows with HOPE (PATH)
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE - Planning Alternative Tomorrows with HOPE (PATH)

Missed the first Project Independence session, no worries. 

Attend our next session where we will learn about a PATH Plan (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope).  PATH is a planning process that can be used for young individuals with disabilities to visually plan out their goals. It brings a group of people together who care about the young individual, with the sole purpose of building and creating needed support. PATH begins with defining a vision and sharing a dream for the future. The group then identifies the steps that must be taken to make that dream come true.

Bring your child if they are between the ages of 14 -21 where they will learn about advocacy in a separate session.

Click here: Online registration

Location: Laradon, 5100 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80126

 

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

For families who reside in Denver and have a child with a disability from the ages of 14-21 who are thinking about what will happen to their child after high school, you will want to attend this training. There will be two strands of workshops, one for parents and one for youth. Workshops will be every Tuesday from March 20th - April 17th, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm and a college tour on Saturday, April 7th.

You will learn the following:

Obtaining Employment * College as an option * Transportation * Self-Advocacy * Community Resources * Soft Skills * Life Skills * Transition on the IEP * College Tour

Click here: Online registration 

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Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Advocacy Training

Adams County Head Start will sponsor a THRIVE training on Advocacy .  Contact Monica Lujan at mlujan@adcogov.org or call her at 720.523.2000 for more information and to register.  Spanish interpretation will be available.

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Differences Between 504 Plan and Special Education (IEP)
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Differences Between 504 Plan and Special Education (IEP)

This workshop is for parents who have children who are struggling in school and need options. Some students do not require special education but do need interventions. On the other hand, some students need special education in order to benefit from their education.  

Click here to register online.  Dinner will be provided.  There will be no childcare.

 

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Writing Effective IEPs
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Writing Effective IEPs

If you are a parent or a provider who has a child/student receiving special education services, and you want them to be successful in school and the community, this is the presentation you want to attend.  The IEP is the tool the school uses to implement a program that meets the unique needs of your child/student.  Dinner will be provided.

Click here to register online.

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Como Ser un Padre IEP
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Como Ser un Padre IEP

  • Childrens Hospital of Colorado (map)
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This workshop is offered in Spanish for families to learn how to advocate for the child's educational needs, to learn how to use professional advocacy strategies and obtain an appropriate individual education for their child.

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The Basics of Special Education
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Basics of Special Education

If you are a parent or a provider who has a child/student receiving special education services, you want to attend this workshop. After attending The Basics of Special Education presentation you will gain increased confidence partnering with people who are involved with your child/student to gain the support and services they need to succeed.  Dinner will be provided.

To click here to register online.

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