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Victoria Public Library to present two special education parent workshops

Feb. 9, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.


Two special education parent workshops will be presented by Partners Resource Network - TEAM Project on Tuesday at the Victoria Public Library, 302 N. Main St., Victoria, in the Bronte Room.

Partners Resource Network is a Parent Training and Information Center funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Special Education Programs. Visit partnerstx.org for more information.

"Transition to Adulthood" will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. This workshop will provide parents with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, IDEA, transition requirements for a student with a disability preparing for life after high school. We will cover important aspects of transition planning, information typically included in a transition plan, how transition plans are developed and by whom, and resources for more information on transition.

"Solving the Employment Puzzle for Youth with Disabilities" will be presented from 10:45 a.m. to noon. This workshop will provide parents and youth with practical, hands-on strategies to help reach a student's employment-related transition goals. Participants will learn about post-secondary services that are available and how to obtain them.

Attend one or both sessions. Please call or email to reserve a seat for the workshops.

Following the workshops from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the STARS Clinic, 117 Medical Drive, Suite 4, Individual Support Service is available for parents to discuss specific questions or concerns about their child's special education services. Bring your Admission, Review and Dismissal, ARD, or Individual Family Service Plan, IFSP, paperwork. Please call or email for an appointment time.

For more information, to reserve a seat for the workshop or make an appointment for the Support Service, please contact Brenda Nelson at 979-616-0393 or bnelsonprnteam@sbcglobal.net.

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