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Family Empowerment Series Online

November 07, 2022 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm


Become a more effective advocate for your child's success in school

Students who have disabilities or suspected disabilities may be eligible for additional supports and services through their school. For families, the acronyms and processes can seem overwhelming to start. Join us for this series to learn useful information and effective strategies to help you and your child navigate special education options.

Each family that completes all of the training sessions will receive one $50 Visa gift card!


Registration is required. Link to Zoom meetings provided to participants after registration.

To register, please contact Sue Wyatt at 585-224-7350 or email swyatt@starbridgeinc.org


Dates and topics


Monday, November 7th:
  • Introductions
  • What to expect in this series
  • Developing a vision to prepare for IEP and CSE meetings
  • Effective communication
  • Advocacy steps
  • Ask the Advocate time
Wednesday, November 9th:
  • RTI, 504, IEP: What’s the difference?
  • Learning about resources
  • Ask the Advocate time
Thursday, November 10th:
  • Building your circle of support
  • IEP essentials
  • Ask the Advocate time
Monday, November 14th:
  • Understanding challenging behaviors
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Ask the Advocate time
Wednesday, November 16th:
  • Discipline and suspension
  • Transition from high school to adult life
  • Ask the Advocate time
Thursday, November 17th:
  • TIES: Including everyone in the fun
  • Baggage
  • Ask the Advocate time
  • Wrap up and graduate from FES!


This series is FREE to family members of children and youth who have disabilities or suspected disabilities.

Please request special accommodations at least two weeks before the event.

Starbridge is able to provide this event for free thanks to the support of grants from local, regional, and national funders.