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Webinar Looking at Child Well-being with Regard to Racial & Ethnic Disparities

The NYS Council on Children and Families is hosting a webinar walking users through the 2017 NYS KIDS COUNT Data Resource. This resources lets you examine county data for child well-being with regard to racial and ethnic disparities. This interactive, online tool uses charts, tables and maps.

Join us on December 12th at 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar showcasing this interactive data book.

Register Here

Location: Webinar
Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:00



Capitalizing on Inclusive Dual Enrollment Experiences for IEP Planning & Progress Monitoring

For students who are attending inclusive dual enrollment programs, their experiences have the potential to very positively inform transition plan goals with regard to postsecondary plans. Individual Education Program teams, including transition specialists, college program staff, educational coaches, related services staff, students and parents have a great opportunity to develop and implement meaningful transition plans based on current college experiences. This webinar provides an overview of numerous ways that IEP team members are capitalizing on these college experiences to develop IEPs that reflect these rich transition experiences as well as to communicate the progress students are making on measurable postsecondary goals.

Location: Zoom Webinar
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4;00 p.m.



How One Girl's Dream of College Changed Others' Ways of Thinking

Join blogger, advocate, and self-designated supermom, Jennifer Farmer, as she tells the story of how her daughter Chloe decided she wanted to go college and all the things that happened to help Chloe achieve that goal. Chloe Farmer knew from a young age that she wanted to go to college, and her mother, Jennifer decided she would do whatever it took to help her achieve her goals. It wasn’t easy: there were a lot of meetings, a lot of resistance, and many other obstacles. However, by learning and understanding Chloe’s rights and becoming a highly educated and staunch advocate, Jennifer paved the way for Chloe to do what she had to do to go to college. After applying to and being accepted to 3 colleges, Chloe decided on Vanderbilt, where she is today. Participants will learn: a) how to work with high school educators and staff to do self-determined, self-directed post-secondary planning; b) what specific goals to include in the planning, and how to work towards achieving them; c) how to conduct a personalized college search and go through the application & admissions process; and d) making the final decision.

Location: Zoom Webinar
Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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