Ed Mahony Workshop – Helping Parents Be Heard By Ontario School

    Photo courtesy to Autism Ontario Sault Ste Marie
    September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Positive Advocacy – Practical, proven and positive strategies to work with Schools to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as other educational needs.

    In this workshop Ed Mahony, special education teacher and advocate, will explore what you really need to know to work with educational staff to meet your child’s needs.

    Topics include:
    • Special Education Legislation • What really counts in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) • The Identification, Placement And Review Committee (IPRC) • Understanding the reality of Ontario schools • Approaches to working with staff that really work • Meetings • The legal framework surrounding special education: The Special Education Tribunal & The Ontario Human Rights Commission – Review of key decisions • Secondary schools and what is possible.

    Workshop includes private one hour family consultation

    Take Away’s from the Workshop
    -step by step procedures for “doing” advocacy.
    -key letter/correspondence templates
    -access to webinars to review key information.
    -list of important resources.


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