Trailer: Inclusive Classrooms in a School Setting

Inclusive Classrooms and what parents need to know. Diane will talk about how a parent can collaborate with teachers and professionals at school to increase advocacy and self-advocacy for their children in the school setting. Written and produced by Parent Network of WNY, podcast engineering by Daniel Vander Kooy and music is Morning Mandolin by

Episode Five: What Inclusion Means in a School Setting

Today Katie and Laura speak to Diana Vigrass. She talks to us about Inclusive Classrooms and what parents need to know. Diane will talk about how a parent can collaborate with teachers and professionals at school to increase advocacy and self-advocacy for their children in the school setting. What can we say or do especially

Episode Four: All About IEPs

  Individualized Education Plans are a very powerful tool. Katie explains the ins and outs of IEP process, the different parts of the document, and how to use your student’s IEP to improve her/his educational outcomes. Visit parentnetworkwny.org,for fact sheets and webinars. Materials were referenced from understood.org. Written and produced by Parent Network of WNY,

Episode Three:  Effective Communication With Your Professional Team at School

  It makes a difference when a parent or caregiver can connect and relate with the professionals that are involved with their child’s day-to-day routine. Have you ever wondered how to make this happen? We talk about the study from John Hopkins University: For Students to Succeed, Family Engagement is Key The benefits are wonderful

Episode Two:  My Child Has a Disability. Now What?

  Where do we start? How do I access resources? What do all these acronyms mean? We’re here to help you start your journey and give you a sturdy foundation of understanding. 13 Classification Fact Sheet, Special Education Workshop and several other free webinars available on www.parentnetworkwny.org Many helpful resources including “Understanding Special Education” available