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Special Education Family Sessions

Next Session

Monday, July 27th 12pm – 1pm

Join us and other Care Design NY families as we explore virtually, "What's Up With That?"!  Grab your lunch and information at the same time.  This one hour forum will focus on providing families with assistance, guidance, and information related to their child's education and related services in addition to the roles, rights and responsibilities of families and school districts in the special education process.  Your questions and/or concerns on COVID-19 school closures, summer programming and the 2020-21 school year will be addressed.  You'll come away from this forum with a better understanding of your child's IEP and be better prepared for a CSE meeting.
To register for this event, click here.

Danielle Wiltsie

Director of Individuals & Families

Danielle Wiltsie, Director of Individuals, Families & Advocate Support and Sheri Gaylord, Director at Wildwood Programs and parent of a young man with Autism, will engage participants in a solution focused discussion around the questions and concerns they choose to share. They will also explore your thoughts and ideas for future "What's Up With That?" discussion hours. Future discussions could include topics such as: Communicating with Your Child's Team, Progress Monitoring, Accommodations, Organizing Your Child's Records, Transition Planning, and What to Do If Your Child's IEP Isn't Followed. 

Sheri Gaylord

Director at Wildwood Programs

Sheri Gaylord brings more than 20 years of experience working with and supporting families whose loved ones have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She often draws upon her experiences and the knowledge she gained while navigating complex systems and organizations, including the special education system in NYS, to meaningfully connect with and assist families and providers. Sheri has held various positions as a volunteer or an employee for more than 12 years. Sheri earned has an MS in Nonprofit Management and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Responder.

Reopening Schools What Will It Look Like?

School districts are being challenged with when and how to reopen schools while ensuring the health and safety of their students, teachers and our communities during this unprecedented time we are living in. Our panel will discuss what the new landscape may look like in our schools – will it be buses half empty, students having their temperatures read before entering the building, children and teachers wearing masks, no recesses on the playground, desks 6 feet apart and one way hallways? We will discuss how this will impact special education classrooms and related service providers. 

Please join us for a live panel discussion. 

Our panel will share insights into each of their districts planning for reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. 

This presentation is for parents, professionals and providers who want to learn how some schools will be reopening in the fall. 

Presenter: Casey Bardin, Director of Pupil Services, North Colonie Central School District, Erin Hill, Director of Special Programs, Cohoes City School District, Jessica Allen, Director of Special Education, Schenectady City School District, Jessica Spellburg, Director of Special Education, South Glens Falls 

Special Education Task Force Virtual Panel

Friday, August 7, 2020 12:30pm  – 2:30pm

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8 Southwoods Blvd
Suite 110
Albany, NY 12211

Care Design NY provides care coordination throughout New York State, New York City and Long Island. Click here to view regional coverage areas.

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