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Parents invited to May 16 event to support students with special education needsMay 11, 2018 Category: Board EventsBack to News Page

​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will host a series of six information sessions for parents and guardians to learn about special education in the SCDSB, and how to support students with special education needs.

The following sessions will be offered:

November 20, 2017
Individual Education Plan (IEP) Information for Families

December 18, 2017
Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) Information for Families

January 29, 2018
Assessments in Special Education: Psych-Ed and Other Assessments

February 26, 2018
Transition Planning Grade 8 to 9

March 19, 2018
Accessing Supports in the Community

May 16, 2018
Understanding Alternative/Non-Academic IEP Goals
This session was originally scheduled to take place on April 16 but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.
NOTE: You can also join this session from home via Google Meet using this link: Those joining  via Google Meet will need to 'mute' while watching the session to avoid audio feedback. Parents are welcome to type in questions using the chat option in Google Meet during the event.

“Parents play a critical role in supporting students’ success, especially for those with special education needs,” says Chris Samis, Superintendent of Program/Special Education. “Being the parent of a child with special education needs can be complicated and confusing. Finding ways as a school system to reduce that confusion helps make the pathway simpler and straightforward, and ensures chances of success for everyone, especially the child.”   

The information sessions take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the SCDSB Education Centre, located at 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst.

Chris Samis, Superintendent of Program/Special Education
705-734-6363 x11244