Special Education University - "U-46 Transition Programs"
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
The Citizens' Advisory Council and the U-46 Department of Special Education
invite you to the third session in a series of educational forums.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
6:00 - 9:00pm
Educational Services Center, 2nd Floor
355 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120
Please join us for this opportunity to learn about Transition Planning throughout your child's school
years. You may pick one or more sessions to attend based upon your family situation.
Presenters and district SPED Specialiasts will be on hand for Q&A before, during and after each
session. In addition, our IEP Basics program will run in Spanish and English for those new to IEPs,
or to those needing a refresher on the specifics of IEPs.
6:00 - 6:45 U-46 Services for the Early Learner
Presented by Michelle Cork
Appropriate for parents with children ages 2 - 6 years of age.
Children ages 3-5 with disabilities are ensured a free, appropriate education. We will discuss what information families need to know as they approach Early Childhood and Elementary School. This includes:
- Differences between IFSP and IEP
- Child Outcomes Summary at the end of Early Childhood programs
- Moving into Kindergarten
7:00 - 7:45 Transition Planning
Presented by Laurie Stage
Appropriate for parents with children in 7th - 10th Grades.
Planning for Post-Secondary success starts at 14 years of age. The purpose of an IEP Transition Plan is to discuss future services to further education, employment and independent living. This includes:
- Definition of the Transition Plan and it's components
- Shift in the focus of the IEP to long term goals
- Changing roles for parents, students and teachers
8:00 - 8:45 Looking Beyond High School
Presented by Laurie Stage
Appropriate for parents with children in 11th grade - 21 years of age.
The IEP Transition Plann has been in place for a few years. What should families know moving forward as students leave the public education system? This includes:
- Post-secondary training, education and independent living
- Outside agency collaboration
- Summary of performance and leaving the public education system
We welcome advance registration to ensure that we have adequate handout material.
Please inform us on your registration if you require special provisions or services.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Donetta Ryan at DonettaRyan@u-46.org,
or call (847) 888-5000, ext. 5065.
When & Where
CAC Special Education Committee / U-46 Special Education Department
Welcome to the CAC Special Education Committee!
The goal of the Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) is to advise and assist the Board of Education and Administration in the ongoing effort to provide the best possible educational opportunities for the students of School District U-46. For over half a century, citizen and parent volunteers that live within U-46 boundaries have served as liaisons between their schools, the CAC, and the school district. We identify our children's needs and bring ideas to the District.
The CAC Special Education Committee acts as a resource for parents of students in special education or those receiving special services/support by providing information and resources; the committee also works to provide opportunities for parent engagement. We work in partnership with the administrative staff of the Special Education Department of U-46.