United for Student Independence Learning Series
Monday, April 15, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Chaska High School
Blue House Rooms B150, B153 and B154
Sponsored by Specialized Education Services
1) Proactive Strategies and Meaningful Consequences: Positively Supporting Your Child’s Behavioral Needs at Home
Facilitated by Katie Firman, Psy.S., Behavior Specialist
Does your child have verbal or physical outbursts? Does your child’s behavior seem unpredictable or difficult to manage? Do you wish you had some tools to handle challenging behaviors? This session will highlight the Top 7 Strategies for being positive and proactive with your child’s behavior and how to set limits effectively. You will also learn how to apply meaningful consequences that focus on learning and reflection, restorative practices, and following through with his/her responsibilities.
2) What is Special in our district Special Education Programs?
Facilitated by Dr. Laura Pingry-Kile, Director of Specialized Services
Come and learn more about Eastern Carver County Schools Special Education Programs! We will discuss trends in identified educational disabilities within our district and compare/contrast to state and national averages. Laura will review priorities, strengths, and challenges of the special education department. Finally, you will receive an overview of the fantastic district staff supporting your children’s programming.
3) Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Facilitated by Representatives from Inclusive Communities Coalition (ICONIC)
ICONIC is looking to increase the eligibility, recruitment and selection of individuals with disabilities bearing in mind their personal interests, individual strengths and job market demands. We are looking to improve emotional and financial independence by enabling them to attain jobs of similar conditions than those of their peers. During this session ICONIC partners will discuss existing programs and job opportunities that individuals 14 years old and older can participate in. ICONIC is a group of public, non-profit and private organizations focused on building inclusive communities in Carver County. Formed in June, 2016, ICONIC’s mission is to build and strengthen a genuine inclusive community that embraces equal opportunities and a sense of belonging for people of all ages and abilities.
Please register each parent/guardian separately HERE.
note: child care not available at this event