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Parent Conference: Tools for the Family-School Partnership

Stone Soup Group

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (AKST)

Anchorage, AK

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Parent Conference: Tools for the Family-School Partnership
The conference will focus on building bridges and resources that empower families to work with schools. Attendees will hear from a collaboration of parent leaders, schools and community partners.
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  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
  

 

8:30 – 9:00

 

Sign in (3rd   Floor entryway)

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome (Main   Room)

Speaker   Amy Westfall, SSG Program Manager

9:15 – 10:15

Panel   Introduction and Discussion

Local parent leaders and community experts, facilitated   by Robyn Rehmann, Assistant Professor UAA

 

10:15 – 10:30

Break and   Exhibits

10:30 –   12:00

Discussion   Activity / Q&A

 

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch &   Exhibits (served in the business conference room)

1:00 – 2:30

Break Out Session   #1

Room 1: Positive Behavior Strategies for Families   and Schools

Speaker:   Wendy Barnett, SSG Program Manager and Parent

 

Room 2: Preparing for Life after School

Speaker:   Carla Copenhaver, MA, CRC

2:30 – 2:45

Break and   Exhibits

2:45 – 4:00

Break Out Session   #2

Room 1: Social cues and Strategies for   Communication

Speaker:   Krista James, Autism Resource Specialist, Alaska Autism Resource Center

 

Room 2: Bullying   Prevention

Speaker:   Carla Abild, SSG Navigator

4:00 – 4:30

Closing Remarks, Evaluations & Door Prize Giveaway

 

 

Stone Soup Group Parent Conference: Navigating the   Family School Partnership

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Session Details

9:15 – 10:15

Building Bridges for our   Children - Facilitated by Robyn   Rehmann, Assistant Professor UAA

Panel Members: Carla   Copenhaver, Vocational Rehabilitation Councilor; Joanna Crudo, Parent;   Victoria Kendall, PIC; Nichole Lebo, Camp Fire USA; Paula Perry-Edwards, ASD   Early Intervention Services

Panel Introduction and Discussion - Local parent leaders and   community experts will discuss their role in the lives of children with   special needs as well as successes and barriers to ensure children with   special needs receive the support they need in school and the community.

 

10:30 – 12:00

Building Bridges for our   Children (cont.) – Activity   facilitated by panel members

Groups will hear each other’s stories as well as discuss barriers and   solutions to creating collaborative working relationships between families,   schools and community partners. Open   panel to Q & A.

 

1:00 – 2:30 Break Out Session #1

 

Positive Behavior Strategies for   Families and Schools- Wendy Barrett, Parent and SSG Program   Manager

The Positive Behavioral Support (PBS)   model offers an effective, consistent, positive, and pro-active alternative   to traditional behavior management approaches in the school, home and   community. Class participants learn basic steps in creating an   individualized, person-centered PBS plan based on an assessment of a child’s   behavior. Among the topics discussed   will be collaborative team planning, creating crisis plans, futures planning,   defining and describing challenging behaviors, completing a functional   behavioral assessment, understanding and identifying setting events, triggers   and outcomes and brainstorming and implementing intervention strategies   through the design of a PBS plan. The issues of “goodness of fit”, plan   evaluation, positive collateral benefits and sustainability will also be   addressed.

 

Preparing for Life After   SchoolCarla Copenhaver, MA,   CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation   Counselor

How can children with special needs best prepare for life after   school? Many of these transitions can begin before they leave high school.   Learn about strategies and school supports to make this transition easier   later down the road.

 

2:45 – 4:00 Break Out Session #2

 

Social cues and Strategies for   Communication Krista James,   Autism Resource Specialist, Alaska Autism Resource Center-SESA

Being able to understand the social cues of others and respond   accordingly is a necessary life skill that some individuals with disabilities   must be taught in order to navigate their home, school, work, and leisure   environments.  This session will teach the skills needed to teach social   interaction skills to individuals with social skill deficits through the use   of systematic instruction.

 

Bullying PreventionCarla   Abild, Parent and SSG Parent Navigator

Children with special needs are bullied two to   three times more than their non-disabled peers. This presentation will focus   on the bullying of children with special needs. Together we explore the   dynamics of bullying as well as what we can do to help our children address   this issue. Topics include: an   overview of bullying, a discussion of why children are bullied, the roles   schools play , laws and policies and   bullying prevention strategies.

 

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When & Where


Millennium Hotel
4800 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (AKST)


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Stone Soup Group

Stone Soup Group exists to sustain the health and well-being of Alaskan children with special needs and their families. Through listening to the stories of families, we identify areas of need and work with communities to find solutions.

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