Special education workshop offered to parents

Sept. 21, 2013 at 4:21 a.m.

Two special education parent workshops will be presented by Partners Resource Network - TEAM Project on Tuesday.

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.

"Understanding ADHD" will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 am. Tuesday.

This workshop will provide an overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how parents can obtain additional assistance for their child in the public school setting.

The discussion will also include a definition of the types of ADHD, why diagnosis is important, possible causes and suggestions for helping the child learn new and appropriate behaviors.

"Section 504" will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This workshop will provide an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Participants will learn that schools have an obligation to prevent discrimination based on disability, to provide equal opportunity to all students and to provide free, appropriate public education to each qualified student with a disability.

Following the workshops, individual support service is available for parents to discuss specific questions or concerns about their child's special education services. Participants are asked to bring their Admission, Review and Dismissal or Individualized Family Service Plan paperwork. 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, contact Brenda Nelson at 979-616-0393 or bnelsonprnteam@sbcglobal.net.



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