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Participate in a CFPC Presentation

...in your pajamas!


 

(Well, technically you could attend one
of our LIVE presentations in your pajamas --
but doing it this way, less people will
point and laugh.)

 

         

 

 

Our online presentations use Flash technology.*

If you do not have Flash, click here.

 

Click your choice below, sit back...
and enjoy the show!

 

 

Central Florida Parent Center Overview

Learn all about the Central Florida Parent Center and the AWARE project, the Parent Training & Information Center (PTI) for central and northeast Florida.
button: CFPC Overview

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Holland

"Welcome to Holland" is a widely published and translated essay written by Emily Perl Kingsley which describes what it is like to raise a child with a disability.  Our presentation of this piece is set to music with pictures.

 

 

 

 

It's Those Wonderful Rights

Characters from the holiday classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” assist in presenting this fun and interactive presentation about procedural safeguards.   These provisions, in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), protect parents’ and students' rights with respect to the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

 

With rights come responsibilities, and understanding their rights and responsibilities will help parents to become informed and active participants in the special education process.  Come celebrate those Wonderful Rights!

 

 

 

 

The Language of Disability

This short presentation is designed to provide insight that will be helpful in working with adults and children with disabilities and their parents.  This workshop is not about “PC” or “political correctness,” it’s about acknowledging a person’s humanness.  It’s about respect. Discussed during this presentation are topics including “Person-First Language,” stereotypes, and the use of slurs. (This 10-minute presentation is an excerpt from our "It's About Respect" presentation, see below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And available by Webinar:

If you are interested in attending an online webinar of one or more of
the presentations below, just click and fill out the mini-registration. 
When we have 10 or more participants signed up, we will notify you of
the date and time that the next webinar will be held.

 

IEP Jeopardy!

Enjoy yourself and learn in this fun and interactive presentation in which your online host takes you through the fast-paced game of IEP Jeopardy.  Today's categories include: So What’s the Big IDEA?; Evaluation and Eligibility; The IEP Meeting; Paperwork; Goals; and Finding Solutions.  Find the ‘question’ in Double Jeopardy and win it all in Final Jeopardy!


 

 

 

 

 

It's About Respect: Disability Awareness Training

This presentation is designed to provide insight that will be helpful in working with adults and children with disabilities and their parents.  This workshop is not about “PC” or “political correctness,” it’s about acknowledging a person’s humanness.  It’s about respect.

 

Discussed during this presentation are topics including “Person-First Language,” stereotypes, and the use of slurs; an overview of the top ten disabilities (by prevalence) and their  characteristics; and many helpful tips for interaction, education, and communication with adults and children with disabilities and their parents.

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Take-Off: Transition from High School

Why do we educate our children? To prepare them for employment and independent living. In short, Transition planning is making sure that the young adult student gets the education he/she needs to be successful after high school.

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Over the Wall: Communicating in the IEP

Both parents and educators report that I.E.P. meetings are some of the most stressful events of each school year.  Why?  Why would a meeting which generally only takes place once each year cause such anxiety?  This fun and interactive workshop examines the IEP experience from both sides of the table and explores proactive solutions for positive communication and collaborative results.

 

 

 

 

 

* To date, the following assistive technologies support Flash Player:
Window-Eyes from GW Micro, JAWS from Freedom Scientific,
Home Page Reader from IBM, and ZoomText from Ai Squared.

 

 

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