An Alternative to Restraint/Seclusion: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

"A new Connecticut law (P.A. 15-141) has significantly changed how or whether schools use restraint and seclusion. School staff need to know how to defuse escalating situations and address disruptive behaviors before they lead to a crisis. This two-day session covers Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, which emphasizes early intervention and nonphysical methods for managing disruptive behavior.…

Using Technology to participate in Social, Education and Community Activities: AT How can It Help My Child? - Secondary

If you are a parent of a middle or high school student with special needs, you have likely heard the term "assistive technology" or "AT," but you might not be familiar with exactly what that means or how it can enhance your child's learning in school, at home, or in the community. In this session, parents/guardians will learn about the scope and functions of AT, and actually handle many of the…

Using Technology to participate in Social, Education and Community Activities: AT How can It Help My Child? - Elementary

If you are a parent of a elementary school student with special needs, you have likely heard the term "assistive technology" or "AT," but you might not be familiar with exactly what that means or how it can enhance your child's learning in school, at home, or in the community. In this session, parents/guardians will learn about the scope and functions of AT, and actually handle many of the low-,…

Culturally Responsive Family Engagement: Using Data to Identify Best Practices for Families of Children with Disabilities

Creating synergy between parents and schools around authentic culturally responsive family engagement can lead to better outcomes for student with disabilities. During this interactive workshop, educators will explore their personal definition of culturally responsive family engagement, examine district data (based on a parent survey), examine how their individual participation contributes to the…

Person-Centered Planning: MAPS Train-the-Trainer Professional Learning Experience

Person-Centered Planning (PCP) is a set of approaches to life-planning based on what a person considers most important. It is traditionally associated with individuals with disabilities. In an education setting, PCP involves specifying the opportunities, accommodations, and assistance that will give a student with disabilities the best chance of experiencing what is most important. This two-day…

Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2018 Conference on Race, Education & Success

SERC and the SERC Foundation are excited to hold a conference on the importance of racial equity in education. Gyasi Ross will keynote this important conversation on an equity transformation approach to ensure that all students get what they need to be successful in school and in life. Breakout sessions will address the multifaceted ways that race and systemic racism impede our students’ outcomes…

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