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Webinars & Workshops

Upcoming Webinars & Workshops


 

Educate + Advocate Empowerment Series 

This summer, DSCBA will be hosting five virtual workshops for Parents/Caregivers that focus on common education-related topics, such as Special Education law, IEPs, communication in school, behavior in school, and more.  We will cover the basics of each topic, then discuss how to effectively advocate for the services and support your child needs and deserves to thrive in school.  

    • Laying the Foundation for Meaningful Advocacy
      Participants will learn how to effectively advocate for a meaningful and appropriate education that aligns with vision for their child with Down syndrome.
      • July 10, 2024
      • 4pm - 6pm PST

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    • Understanding Key Components of Special Education Law & IEP 
      Participants will learn key components of IDEA and ADA and how Special Education Law can support a more meaningful education for students with Down syndrome.
      • July 17, 2024
      • 4pm - 6pm PST

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    • Understanding & Advocating for Communication Supports in School 
      Participants will learn more about effective communication supports in school and how to advocate for them on their child's IEP
      • July 24, 2024
      • 4pm - 6pm PST

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    • Understanding & Advocating for Behavior Supports in School
      Participants will learn about effective behavior supports in school and how to advocate for them on their child's IEP
      • July 31, 2024
      • 4pm - 6pm PST

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    • Understanding UDL & Advocating for Accommodations & Modifications in School
      Participants will learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL)and how to effectively advocate for appropriate accommodations and modifications on their child's IEP
      • August 7, 2024
      • 4pm - 6pm PST

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Special Needs Trusts & CalABLE Accounts

Please join attorney Ellen Cookman for a lively and informative presentation on Special Needs Trusts and ABLE accounts.  We will explore:

  • Basics of CalABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNTs)
  • The differences between 3rd party SNTs, 1st party SNTs, and CalABLE accounts
  • How to use CalABLE accounts to receive gifts and eliminate SSI deductions
  • How CalABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts can work together
    • When:  October 5, 2024, 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Location: DSCBA Office Danville

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Explore our past webinars/workshops below:


For those families whose loved ones are transitioning into adult medicine, please watch Dr. Noemi Spinazzi's recorded webinar on TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD - A PEDIATRICIAN'S PERSPECTIVE - prior to the webinar. 

Click Here for webinar





PREPARING, COPING, AND CONQUERING STRESSFUL MEDICAL EVENTS - Pt 2

Strategies for Parents and Caregivers


PREPARING, COPING, AND CONQUERING STRESSFUL MEDICAL EVENTS - Pt 1

Strategies for Children with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities


Basics in Special Needs Planning


Mental Health - Life After the Pandemic


Inspiring Learners to Be So Happy to Learn!

 Click here for Spanish version


 

Food & Health, Connecting the Two for Healthful Lives, Part II


An Educational Workshop for Paraprofessionals


Homeschooling Q&A


Two-Part Webinar Series on New Regional Center Service Offerings

Presented by Sheraden Nicholau, Regional Manager for the State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Part 1 - A Foundation for Advocacy: Person-Centered Thinking & Planning

Webinar => CLICK HERE

Part 2 - An Overview of Self Determination. The Vision, the Value and the Roll-Out for Californias with I/DD

Webinar => CLICK HERE