Webinars

The Arc of the United States Sponsored Training & Webinars


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSPTI Sponsored Training & Webinars


 

 

Family Engagement in the Educational Setting

 

Meaningful relationships between educators and families are essential for children with special needs to succeed in school. This webinar will explore how educators can positively impact families through intentional engagement. It will also address how families can initiate strong collaborations with their partners in the educational system. Practical suggestions and examples will be provided for educational staff, parents, and caregivers.

 

Presented by:

Laura Smith, LMSW, Parent Counselor

Institute for Disability Studies and Family to Family Health

Information Center

 

April 16, 2020, 12pm - 1pm

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Getting and Staying College Ready at Home

 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, schools and colleges in Mississippi are shifting to distance learning. This shift can be a stressful time for students with disabilities and their parents. Now more than ever, it is important for youth and young adults with disabilities to advocate for their educational needs, focus on their learning and continue all planning to attend college and, for those already in college, continue their classes and learning. This webinar will provide functional ways to navigate through this educational change while maintaining social distancing.   

 

Presented by:

Dr. Jerry Alliston, Associate Director, Institute for Disability Studies

Alyssa Parks, LMSW, Transition Specialist, Institute for Disability Studies

 

 

April 23, 2020, 12pm - 1pm

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Parent Advocacy: What's a Parent To Do?

 

Social distancing has increased the amount of stress for families of children, youth and adults with disabilities to seek more guidance in meeting the needs of their loved ones with disabilities. Now more than ever, parents have to navigate information and services. This parent led webinar will provide resources that have been helping in meeting the needs of youth and young adults with disabilities who are or will be transitioning from high school to post high school. The featured speakers will be a parent of two young adults with disabilities and two young adult self-advocates, Dan Lewis and Taylor Carley, all of which who have had direct experience in the transition to adulthood.  

 

Presented by:

Dawn Lewis, LEND Family Trainee, Institute for Disability Studies

Dan Lewis, Technology Specialist, Institute for Disability Studies

Taylor Carley, Self-Advocacy Coordinator, Institute for Disability Studies

 

April 30, 2020, 12pm - 1pm

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Serving Your Community from Home

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still volunteer and serve your community. Virtual volunteering can provide much needed assistance and services to non-profit organizations, the local community and, especially, local individuals. Volunteering builds leadership skills, character, professional development skills, and provides an opportunity to use your skills to help others. This presentation will provide resources and guidance on virtual volunteering that is relevant to anyone but will be directed to youth and young adults with disabilities and their family members.  

 

Presented by:

Jin Joo Crosby, Volunteer and Transition Employment Services

Coordinator, Institute for Disability Studies

Scott Mullins, LMSW, Transition Specialist, Institute for Disability Studies

 

May 7, 2020, 12pm - 1pm

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Family Engagement in the Medical Setting

 

Families who are actively involved in the health and health care of their children tend to have better outcomes and care experiences. This webinar will discuss promising strategies that have been used to encourage active participation by families. It will also address how families can work with their health care providers to ensure the providers remain engaged and accessible to them. Guidelines and practical suggestions will be given for healthcare workers, families and caregivers.  

 

Presented by:

Laura Smith, LMSW, Parent Counselor

Institute for Disability Studies and Family to Family Health

Information Center

May 14, 2020, 12pm - 1pm

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