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Special Education Parent’s Network (SEPNET): Annual Conference and Free Workshop – Hayward, CA – Saturday, October 6, 2012 – 9am to 1pm – Register by Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Where: New University Union at California State University East Bay, 25008 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542
RSVP: The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 2, 2012. To register, call Dawn Patterson at: 510.708.3887 or email: dpatterson@ucpgg.org. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Unfortunately, childcare is not available.
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Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond
The special education process can be a complex and daunting experience for parents and caregivers. This session will provide participants with a brief overview of special education law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Participants will get a basic understanding of the IEP process.
– Talk given by Juliet Barraza, parent of a child with disabilities and a parent advocate with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF).

Organizing IEP Information/Staying Organized
This session will provide participants with the tactics and skills for organizing information about their child’s health, education, and services. Participants will receive a notebook to help get them started tracking documents received during the IEP process and beyond.
– Talk given by Kausha King, parent of a child with disabilities and parent health liaison with the Care Parent Network.

Assessments and Referrals for Services
This expert panel will address Designated Instructional Services (DIS). Participants will be provided with an overview of the related services that may be included in their child’s IEP. Discussion will also include the role that CCS plays as a member of the IEP team. Various professionals will focus on the assessments for physical therapy and behavioral services via assistive technology and the Regional Center.
– Talk given by Janice Darche (CCS PT, Bay MTU), Kristen Gray (AT for ALL), Ronke Sodipo (Regional Center of the East Bay).

Sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate.



Learn about more resources for parents on our Links to Other Resources page, under the heading Special Education.