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Unless otherwise noted, all webinars are in wmv format.


Bullying

Combating Bullying and Harassment: What PAC Leaders Should Know
group of teenagers harassing another female studentThis interactive webinar will provide PAC leaders with important practical information concerning the responsibilities of schools and the rights of students with disabilities when bullied or harassed. Participants will learn about the requirements of an effective school response under federal civil rights laws and the new Massachusetts bullying law, including the role of IEP teams in addressing the impact of bullying and harassment on a student's educational progress and the role of parents as partners in crafting and supporting district bullying prevention plans. It will also provide practical prevention and response strategies to bullying and harassment.

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Diversity

Where Is Everyone? How to Welcome Families of Diverse Backgrounds into Your PAC
diverse group of pre-teen youthThis Webinar will focus on Hispanic culture and help PAC leaders to understand how to be most effective in welcoming families of Hispanic background to participate and assume leadership roles in the PAC.

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Inclusion

The Whole School Model of Inclusion - The Haggerty School
An elementary school aged student in a wheelchair reading with another studentThis presentation discusses essential best practices that are critical to successful inclusion. Haggerty School is one of the schools featured in the video: Including Samuel.The presentation tells the story of the development of the whole school model and the lessons learned along the way.

Supporting files:

  • Including Samuel (mp4)

  • Keith Jones (mp4)

  • A Culture of Inclusion (mp4)

  • Building an Airplane in the Sky.flv (Flash video)


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    Transition

    Discussing Transition Services at an IEP Meeting
    A diverse group of high school aged youth in a classroom setting.Massachusetts law requires that when a student on an IEP reaches the age of 14, the school district must plan for the student's need for transition services. Transition services help facilitate the student's movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation. These transition services are based on the individual student's needs, taking into account their strengths, preferences, and interests. In this webinar, you will learn how to complete a Transition Planning Form and develop transition goals on the IEP.


    Transition Assessments_ Key to Appropriate Transition Goals

    Assessments are required by law to determine student needs. Learn about different Transition Assessments to consider when determining appropriate Transition goals for education, employment and independent living.

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    Surveys

    Conducting Needs Assessment Surveys: How to Find Out What Families Really Think
    According to Massachusetts state regulations, one of the PAC's roles is to participate in evaluating school district special education programs. This webinar will teach PAC leaders how to design, conduct, analyze, and present surveys which accurately reflect the experiences of families whose children receive special education services.

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