5/5/13

Next FETA Group Meeting - Sunday, May 19 - Planned Activity "About Me" Flyer

FETA Group - Sacramento Meeting
Sunday, May 19 (3:00-4:30 pm)

Join us for a special education study and discussion group meeting for parents and caregivers.

 


FETA Group utilizes the Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy, Special Education Survival Guide. We are on Section 2 - Advocacy 101 (chapters 4-7). Check out the FETA Web on Wrightslaw for additional information and related articles on these chapters. Very helpful! http://www.fetaweb.com/101.htm.

PLANNED ACTIVITY: 

About Me Flyer


As a follow up activity to making a master plan for your child's education, we will work on creating an "About Me" flyer, showing strengths, interests, challenges, needs, and strategies for helping your child to be successful. Keep this flyer handy to present to new care providers, teachers, school staff (e.g., yard duty), and school volunteers. 

Did you know that not everyone at school sees the IEP (Individualized Education Plan). It is essential for parents to take the lead in communicating IEP information with all relevant parties. The "About Me" flyer is a quick reference, but make sure the teacher, and any others who work with your child regularly at the school, have a full copy of the IEP and ask to meet with them to review it.


Goals of the activity: Create a tool to promote greater understanding and awareness about your child. Enable individuals who are interacting with or working with your child to better understand and assist them. May be helpful for utilization in social, recreational, family, and healthcare settings, as well as at school.

WHAT TO BRING:

For the activity, bring your laptop or a note pad. Make a list of your child's:
  • Strengths
  • Interests
  • Challenges
  • Needs
Photos are also a nice touch for the flyer!

 

For questions, contact Angie at corngie | at | gmail | .com. If you're on Facebook: visit: FETA Group at: https://www.facebook.com/FETA.Sacramento