Abilis Autism Speaker Series - Special Education
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION ... BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Joining us in January will be board certified Behavior Analyst DR. WILLIAM R. HORN. Dr. Horn is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, a marriage and family therapist and a board certified behavior analyst with over 40 years of experience working with children and families in both the private and public school sectors.
Dr. Horn has unique perspective and expertise on building collaborative relationships between parents and schools. He will address questions and issues such as the following:
• How does the team determine the IEP goals and how many to prioritize? What is a reasonable number of goals to have on an IEP?
• I think that my child would benefit from summer services. What services does the district provide? Can I make them a part of my child's IEP?
• What are effective ways to measure my child’s progress?
• How can related services be integrated into my child’s school routines? How is the amount of therapy determined?
• My team and I do not agree on the IEP/evaluation/progress. What should I do?
ABOUT DR. BILL HORN: Dr. Horn is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, a marriage and family therapist and a board certified behavior analyst with over 40 years of experience working with children and families in both the private and public school sectors. Dr. Horn has worked extensively with teachers, administrators and families in developing programs, supports and services to address the special needs of children with developmental disabilities from pre-school through high school. His expertise also includes assisting families in better understanding the strengths and needs of their children and the impact of disabilities on families and family systems. While Dr. Horn is recently retired from the Greenwich Public Schools, he continues to maintain a private practice in Stamford, CT.
When & Where
Abilis Autism Committee
Abilis meets the myriad needs of people with developmental disabilities - not only in childhood, but throughout their lives.
Abilis works in schools, civic organizations and with families in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and throughout Fairfield County and into Westchester County in New York state.
Abilis provides employment services for adults and residential support to adults in more than a dozen homes owned by Abilis in Greenwich and Stamford, as well as to people living more independently in apartments and condominiums.
Many families work with us for weeks or months. For others, the journey lasts years or even a lifetime. In every case, Abilis’ respect for people – their dreams, dignity and personal preferences – guides the way. Abilis provides people with the support and advocacy they need to build able lives and strong communities.