POPARD’s Introduction to Navigating BC’s School System – for Families with Children with ASD
Watch in-person or via live web-streaming
Friday, November 15th, 2019
Veena Birring Hayer, MSW, RSW, Family-School Liaison
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC
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LevelParents of students with special needsForIntroductoryApproachProviding information for parentsFocusSchool-age childrenAutism-specific?Relevant for all special needs; all are welcome!
About the Event
Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver.
Ensuring that your child with autism receives an appropriate education can be challenging at times. Many parents report that they are confused about special needs supports and services for their child within British Columbia’s public school system. In 2017, the B.C. Ministry of Education funded the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders to create a new position – POPARD’s Family School Liaison - to provide information and support to parents and caregivers of students with ASD.
In this presentation, Veena Birring Hayer, a registered social worker with extensive experience in supporting parents, will explain the role of POPARD’s Family-School Liaison and will provide information on:
Navigating the school system, including the roles, rights and responsibilities of parents, teaching staff and administrators.
Policies and procedures that guide special needs programming in the school environment, along with a discussion of advocacy supports.
Enhancing family-school collaboration, including strategies for shared responsibilities and addressing barriers to positive engagement.
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) including:
key features of an effective IEP meeting;
how to set goals, objectives and strategies to best meet the needs of students;
information on adaptations versus modifications.
For more information or to register visit the event’s website.