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Westfield Special Education Committee Presents IEP Roundtable

Prepare to be the best advocate for your child.

2013 IEP ROUNDTABLE: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PARENTS AND SPECIAL SERVICES

Presented By: Westfield PTC-Special Education Committee/Westfield Special Services Department

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Schedule: 7:00-7:30 PM — General Business Mtg for School Representatives
               7:30-8:00 PM — Dept. of Special Services
               8:00-9:00 PM — Parent Break-out Groups & Discussion

Where: Edison Intermediate School, Library, 800 Rahway Ave, Westfield

The Annual Review Season is rapidly approaching. You want to be prepared and
knowledgeable about the IEP process so you can be the best advocate for your child. Here is an opportunity to hear a presentation from the Department of Special Services regarding the updated IEP Program. Directly following this presentation, parents will form breakout groups (Elementary and Middle/High School) in order to share experiences and support one another, with the objective to create appropriate goals, accommodations and services for our children.

Sponsored by PTC-Special Ed. Committee. For further information email us: specialedparents@westfieldnjk12.org Or visit:  www.westfieldnjk12.org/specialedparents

For those who missed special education attorney Hillary Freeman speak on how to best prepare for your child's IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting, Freeman will return to the area tomorrow, Feb. 21 at the JCC, located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The attorney will share best practices for parents of children with special needs at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels as well as tips on how to best prepare for your child's IEP.

 The 9:30 a.m. session will be tailored for parents of children with special needs aging out of EI through Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade.  The 7 p.m. session will be a broader session and include advice for parents with children of all ages. Between 9-9:30 a.m. Freeman has agreed to speak with parents for a 10 minute sessions about your child’s IEP. You may sign up in advance by emailing: julie.d.steinberg@gmail.com . Such consultations do not create an attorney-client relationship and do not constitute legal advice.

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