During August, the Parent Information (PIC) of NH offers these free, valuable virtual workshops on the Special Education process.

The Basics: a 1-hour-ish Tour of the NH Special Education Process
August 16, 2021 - 10:30am-12:00pm
This workshop provides a brief overview NH’s special education process, including an introduction to some important requirements that support parent involvement in the process and tips to help you to be a more effective participant in the process.
Register here.

Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Becoming a More Informed, Better Organized Participant in the NH Special Education Process
August 16, 2021 - 6:00-7:30pm
This workshop will provide parents with a basic overview of the NH special education process, including the requirements that support parent involvement in the process. Knowledge of your rights is not enough though. This session will also introduce parents to resources, tools and strategies they can use to become better organized and more effective (and yes, more confident) participants in their child’s IEP Team meetings.
Register here.

Brown Bag Chat: Strategies for Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year
August 19, 2021 - 12:00-1:00pm
This upcoming school year, most children will be returning to in-person school full time, but schools, families and children will still need to take steps to make it a safe experience. Preparing for the start of the new school year this year will involve more than just buying school supplies and figuring out your child’s school and bus schedule. In this chat, parents will have an opportunity to share their concerns and what steps or strategies they are using to prepare themselves and their child for going back to school.
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Managing Difficult Conversations
August 23, 2021 - 10:30am-12:00pm
Even with the best intentions, sometimes IEP Teams must have difficult conversations or may find themselves in conflict. In this workshop we will discover and apply different practices in order to move forward in an agreeable manner when these situations arise. This session will expand your ability to convert difficult situations into collaborative solutions.
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Let’s Chat About: Tips from the Trenches – How Your IEP Team Meeting Can Be More Positive & Productive
August 24, 2021 - 6:30-8:00pm
Because IEP team meetings are important and as parents we want to do what is best for our children, these meetings can be emotional and even overwhelming events. By having a basic understanding of the special education process, being well-prepared and using tried and true strategies (from other parents who have “been there”), you can work with your child’s IEP team to develop an IEP that meets your child’s needs so your child can succeed.
Register here.