Webinar Archive

Children with Both Hearing and Vision Loss

For the child who is multi-sensory impaired, the most fundamental aspect of communication is based on a child's bond with their caregiver. Presenter Kelly van Dyk will teach strategies that create communicative opportunities tailored to a child's emotional development. This webinar is designed to answer key questions about the Iowa Deafblind Project and the services they offer, and provide information about communication systems and why they are important in developing and strengthening the bond between child and caregiver.

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Debunking Common Myths about Using Assistive Technology

This workshop will explain the purpose and role of assistive technology (AT) in learning and what can be accomplished when AT is introduced to your child's learning environments. Bring your questions and mark this one as not to be missed!

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Developing Options for Student Work Experience

Presenters Kerry Ketcham and Dr. Alissa Underfer, educators in the West Des Moines Community School District, share information about the various programs developed by Valley High School (VHS) that provide work experience for students with disabilities.

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Don't Wait to Communicate! Augmentative & Alternative Communication

This webinar, presented by Bridget Gilormini from PACER's Simon Technology Center, provides a great opportunity to learn the basic information about the communication alternatives available, especially for young children.

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Early Literacy Law, 2014 Dyslexia Law, and Special Education

Thomas Mayes, Attorney II, discusses Early Literacy Law, 2014 Dyslexia Law, and Special Education: This training is designed to give participants an understanding of these laws and the impact on school services for students.

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IEP on IEPs

An IEP on IEPs: Parents as Partners in Process and Product

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Let's Play! Inclusive Play Resources for Teaching Kids

This webinar reviews the various inclusive play resources and information available online for families, caregivers and the professionals who support individuals with and without disabilities across the lifespan.

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Medicaid: What Does the Future Hold?

This webinar provides a unique opportunity to learn from an experienced policy analyst the next levels of challenge to Medicaid and Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Waivers.

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Mentor Relationships: A Meaningful Win for Everyone!

Parents representing Texas Parent to Parent, one of the established Parent to Parent USA match programs, will share their experiences from the perspective of being a mentor as well as requesting a mentor.

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Misunderstandings, Misinformation & Miscommunication About the Child Find Process

This webinar will clarify some of the more frequently encountered misunderstandings about the state's child find, evaluation, and eligibility procedures. Parents, school administrators, General Education and Special Education teachers, and AEA staff will find this training informative in helping all stakeholders develop a better understanding of the Child Find process.

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Music Therapy: What is it & How Can it Help?

This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about music therapy -- what it is, and what it is not. You will discover the clinical applications of music, who can benefit from music therapy, and where to go to find a trained music therapist in your community.

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Privacy Laws: What You Should Know About FERPA

This webinar, presented by attorneys from Disability Rights Iowa, will examine what FERPA says and means in Federal law, and will provide real life examples of how it plays out in the lives of your children in both health care and school environments.

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Privacy Laws: What You Should Know About HIPAA

The webinar, presented by staff attorneys from Disability Rights Iowa and hosted by ASK Resource Center, will provide guidance for parents on HIPAA.

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State Complaints: How it's Filed Matters

This webinar offers helpful tips, strategies and easy to understand descriptions of the law regarding filing a state complaint. Disability rights attorney Nathan Kirstein walks you through the Model Form to Assist Parents and Guardians in Filing a Complaint.

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The Challenging Behavior Training Service

This webinar will introduce participants to the Challenging Behavior Training Service, a service supported by the Iowa Department of Education to train Challenging Behavior Teams from Area Education Agencies and School Districts to conduct a wider array of assessments as part of their functional behavior assessment.

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What Are Host Homes and Are They Right for Your Child?

Are you wondering if host homes are right for you and your child? This webinar includes commentary from Casie Belzung, the host home coordinator at Mosaic in Central Iowa; Daryl Leffler, a host home provider; and Kari Paulsen, a parent of an adult son who lives in a host home; and is facilitated by Family Support Coordinator, Susan Gill, who is considering host homes for her own daughter.

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What Is the ABLE Act and Is It Right for My Child?

This free webinar, presented by financial planning professional Frank Varvaris, will provide an overview of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act legislation, as well as discuss the comparison between an ABLE account and a special needs trust. He will answer your questions and further explore the various future planning options for individuals with disabilities and their families.

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