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Learning Your Way - Special Education 101

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An online, self-paced course containing lessons introducing the steps of the Special Education Cycle as well as post-secondary planning.

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Join Formed Families Forward (FFF) as we host Special Education 101, a FREE self-paced course designed to introduce foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers to the steps of the Special Education Cycle as well as post-secondary planning. Each lesson in the course will take between 30 and 60 minutes. Learning at your own pace, and the lessons can be started and stopped at your discretion. Upon full completion of each individual lesson and the associated activities, a certificate will be awarded.    

Lesson 1 explains the Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility process and includes a case study.

Lesson 2 describes the Individualized Educational Program and provides an activity on writing SMART goals.

Lesson 3  gives guidance on post-secondary transition and life after high school.

Note: Once registration has been completed in Eventbrite, participants will receive an email within 1 week of the course's start date containing instructions on how to access Special Education 101 through Formed Families Forward's online learning portal. Participants will have access to Learning Your Way for 3 months to complete the coursework. If you have any questions or need specific accommodations, please email info@FormedFamiliesForward.org , or call (703) 539-2904.

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Formed Families Forward provides training, consultation, and other supports to northern Virginia foster, adoptive and kinship families raising children, youth and young adults who have special needs. Most events and services are provided free of charge to families.

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