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Gaining Understanding Through Knowledge


Guide & Connect simplifies and delivers information about NYS OPWDD changes that affect the way individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive their services and health care.

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Family & Caregiver Group: On The Go


An online group for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities living at home, approved for OPWDD Services

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Life After High School – 12/4

In this workshop participants will understand the special education system’s responsibilities regarding all areas of living…”Live, Learn, Work and Play.” An introduction to community based services w ...
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¿Qué es la disciplina escolar y la suspensión? / School Discipline & Suspension – 12/4

Proporciona a los padres o cuidadores información sobre los derechos de todos y qué esperar durante todo el proceso. It provides parents or caregivers with information about everyone’s rights. ...
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Understanding the Individualized Education Process -12/4

You will learn about the development of the IEP, your role in the process and how to be an active participant in the creation of the IEP. ...
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Understanding School Behavior Plans – 12/12

You will learn when and why a Functional Behvior Assessment (FBA) is conducted, when, why and how to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and how the BIP leads to goals that can be buil ...
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Family Engagement on the Parent Network Pod!

We explore what potential barriers exist for parents that may be in their way when communicating with professionals in the school. ...
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Family & Caregiver Group: On The Go

This free family & caregiver group provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of young people with developmental disabilities to “meet,” share experiences, ask questions, learn ...
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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H325160003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Carmen Sanchez.

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