This page of Learn on Your Own Workshops contains a set of previously recorded videos. The videos and PDFs contain good, solid background information but are no longer updated. For the most current information, please refer to the main Training Opportunities page for the live workshop schedule. Live training is offered online via Zoom or in-person for groups of five or more.
Special Education Basics Workshop
This is a workshop that teaches parents and those interested about the special education process, regardless of whether or not your child has been identified as having a disability. It gives an overview of parental and individual rights of a person with a disability under IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act).
Download the Special Education Basics (PDF).
Watch videos from the Basics of Special Education.
IEP Process Workshop
This is a workshop that teaches parents, whose children qualify for an Individualized Education Program or those interested, ways to use the information learned in the Special Education Basics Workshop to write an effective IEP.
Download the Power Point slides for the IEP Process Workshop or the IEP Process (PDF).
Watch videos from the IEP Workshop Training Module.
Effective Communication Workshop
This is a workshop that teaches parents and those interested how to use the information from the Special Education Basics, and The IEP Process Workshops to effectively communicate and improve relationships with school personnel.
Download the Power Point slides for the Effective Communications Workshop or
Download the Effective Communication (PDF).
Review video from the Effective Communication Training Module.
Transitions to Success Workshop
This is a workshop that reviews details of the school districts’ responsibility in developing a Transition Plan for children who qualify for special education services under IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act) in order to prepare for life after high school. This workshop includes information on adult agencies.
Download the PDF file for Transitions to Success Training