Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Thursday, July 16 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
6C Supporting Families: Education and Collaboration through the IEP Process

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About 1 in 6 students are now diagnosed with a developmental disability. Federal law requires schools to provide special education services in the form of an individualized education program (IEP) for students with disabilities. When parents and school districts have different ideas about the services that special education students should receive, disagreements can lead to disputes.  The best way to avoid misunderstandings with parents is to have ongoing, clear lines of communication from the beginning.  Effective communication is essential for building school-family partnerships. 
This session will engage its audience and discuss strategies for building partnerships with parents and ways to support them because their role in their student’s learning is essential. Educators and district leaders attending this session will learn strategies for effective IEP and ways to avoid conflict. Families that attend will understand the IEP process and their rights as a parent of a student with a disability. Come learn these tools and so much more as we focus on parents, educators and student success.

Learning Objectives:
1 Participants will be able to quote research on student learning. This learning is enhanced by the involvement of parents and families in their children’s educationprocess.
2. Participants will be taught a minimum of three strategies to prevent conflict and build positive school-family partnerships.
3. Participants will list one benefit to understanding the perspective of others and strive for a shared goal with positive outcomes both for families and school districts.


Karen Barineau, Ed.S.

Educational Consultant, Karen 4 Kids
Karen Barineau, Ed. S. has been working in the field of special education for over 30 years. Currently, she is an Educational Consultant and President of Karen 4 Kids (K4K) LLC.  She advises school and district employees on strategies to improve classrooms that have students with... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Downstairs 6C

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