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Special Education Training 101: The Basics

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RAMP Center for Independent Living (Stephenson County Office)

2155 West Galena Avenue

Freeport, IL 61032

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Everything a parent/guardian needs to know as they enter the maze of special education services for their child!

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Description of Parent Trainings:

This training is 1 of 6 different sessions, that are each 2 to 3 hours long. These trainings are designed to teach a parent of a child with a disability, what services their child may be eligible for, how to get those services, and how to create a plan that will meet their child’s needs.

The 101 Session will concentrate on: IEP vs. 504 Plan, FAPE (Free & Appropriate Education) and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), Medical Diagnosis vs. Educational Eligibility, and How to request an evaluation.

This session will be offered in all four of RAMP's counties - Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago throughout the school year. So if this session is not convenient for you, please check our other offerings.

RAMP will provide water, coffee, and light snack. If the event occurs over a meal hour, please bring your own lunch/dinner or plan to make an order during a break.

Need/History of why we started them?

All parents have goals for their children that relate to them being productive, contributing members of their communities. The education our children receive plays a big part in the ability of someone reaching these goals.

For years, RAMP has provided parents with education, support, guidance, and advocacy, assisting them to ensure that their child receives a Free Appropriate Public Education and we did this for free. In June of 2018, the grant that was used to pay for these services changed and we could no longer use it to cover the costs of these services. RAMP strongly believes in these services and we did not want to leave parents with little to no support. So, we created a 2-fold approach to address this:

• Parents can receive a free 90 minute consultation. Following the free consult, they may choose to pay for an advocate to assist them

• Parents can attend one or more training for a nominal cost ($10)

Target Audience:

Parents/guardians who have a child with a disability or suspected disability. A secondary audience would be professionals in the education field (teachers, support staff, etc)

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