IEP: Workshops for Understanding

Dear PS101 Families,

Please see below for two workshops that you may find beneficial.

What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) For Families of
Preschool Students?

3/15/23, Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm:
In this workshop, you will learn:
● About the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process
for developing a preschool IEP and your role within the process
● How to identify and understand key components of the IEP
● How to develop relationships and practices that build home-school
collaboration and support your student’s success.

How to Foster and Support Self-Determination in All Students
4/4/23, Tuesday, 10:00am-11:30am:
Families will learn about Self-Determination – the skills, knowledge, and
beliefs that help students set goals, self regulate, and be autonomous – and
how to foster and support the development of these skills for students of all
ages. This workshop will offer information on when and how
Self-Determination skills can be developed at home and school.


Parent Workshops: Special Education

Dear PS 101 Families,

Below are links to community workshops on Special Education and services.

Brooklyn Early Childhood & School Age Family Community Engagement (FACE) Center for NYC

Upcoming Workshops and Events for Families:

Understanding the IEP Process
2/8/23, Wednesday, 11:00am-1:00pm:

Learn about the fundamentals of the IEP process, including evaluations and
eligibility, the roles and responsibilities of school staff and families, the
various components of the IEP, and the transition planning process.
For families of students with disabilities.

Agency 101: Connecting Individuals with Disabilities to Adult Services
2/16/23, Thursday, 5:30pm-7:00pm:

This training will review New York State’s adult service agencies for people
with disabilities, the services they provide, and their eligibility processes.
Learn about how to connect students with disabilities to essential
post-school options and supports, the benefits of adult agency services, and
how to involve your student and IEP team in accessing services.


Special Education Workshops

Brooklyn Early Childhood & School Age
Family Community Engagement (FACE) Center for NYC

Upcoming Workshops and Events for Families (Professionals are also welcome)
● Family Engagement in the FBA / BIP Process
11/9/22, Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:30pm:
Participants will learn:
○ The definitions and purpose of both a Functional Behavior Assessment
(FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
○ How the FBA and BIP should begin and the process
○ Who is on the committee that creates each process and the timeline
○ The role of parents, families, and caregivers as part of the BIP teams
NYC families & professionals are welcome.

● Special Education Mediation for Families
11/16/22, Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm:
In this training, participants will learn about the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) and review the options for parents to resolve disputes
related to special education. We will focus on how to use Special Education
Mediation as a process to resolve complaints regarding the education of a
student with a disability.