The Federation for Children with Special Needs to offer sessions in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs in collaboration with United Way’s Family Resource & Development Center, New Bedford House Authority and New Bedford Public School will hold four free workshops offering tools to help parents, caregivers and professionals advocate successfully for students with special needs.

The workshops will be offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese and include free dinner and parking. All four will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Family Resource & Development Center, DeMello International Place, 128 Union St., 3rd Floor, New Bedford.

  • March 17 – Basic Rights in Special Education: An overview of important special education laws and procedures.
  • April 28 – An IEP for My Child: Learn more about how the Individualized Education Program (IEP) can support students with special needs.
  • May 19 – IEP Clinic – Professionals will meet families one-on-one to review IEP questions.
  • June 16 – Introduction to the Transition Planning Process: Preparing students with special needs for life after high school.

Click HERE to register. Free dinner, free parking, and free limited childcare.

About the Federation for Children with Special Needs:

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.  We are committed to listening to and learning from families and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.  The Federation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Click HERE for more information.

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