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Region B Parent Center Conference

June 18-20, 2019

Charleston, South Carolina

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General Conference Materials
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
9:00   Welcome and Introductions

Stephanie Moss

Laura Weber

Alisa Bentley

Bev McCarty 

Powerpoint
9:45 - 11:45  Opening Plenary: Policy Update  Amanda Lowe & Laura Kaloi Powerpoint (Part 1), Powerpoint (Part 2)
12:00 - 1:00  Working Lunch  Debi Tucker & Sitara Nayak Powerpoint 

1:15 - 2:45

Nonprofit Management: Choose Your Own Litigation Adventure: 2019 Employment Law Compliance for Leadership

  Bill Krizner

Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3 

Nonprofit Management: Strategies for Building a Strong Relationship with Part B and Part C Partners  

Debra Jennings

Powerpoint
Outreach: Tools You Can Use: An Introduction to New and Not-So-New Early Intervention/Early Childhood TA Resources  

Stephanie Moss

Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2
Staff Development: CADRE Has You Covered: Discover CADRE's Free Dispute Resolution Resources 

Diana Cruz

Powerpoint

3:00 - 4:30 

Group Alike Session: Small Centers with Budgets Under $500K

Isabel Garcia & Stephanie Moss

 

 

Group Alike Session: Medium Centers with Budgets Between $500K and $1.5M

Debra Jennings & Laura Weber

Group Alike Session: Large Centers with Budgets Over $1.5M Barb Buswell & Debi Tucker

Group Alike Session: Front Line Staff ONLY Carolyn Hayer & Terri Leyton

  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
8:30 - 11:45   Nonprofit Management Intensive: Construction Zone: Tools for Building Strong Boards without Hard Hats, Hammers or Duct Tape Karen Harrison & Nancy O'Hara Powerpoint, Handout 1 

Nonprofit Management Intensive: Data and Evaluation - Thinking Beyond Outputs 

 Barb Buswell & Debi Tucker Powerpoint

Outreach Intensive: Are You Talking to Me? Understanding Youth to Effectively Reach Youth

Joey Ellis & Derek Flake  Powerpoint 1, Powerpoint 2, Powerpoint 3, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8

Staff Development Intensive: Making Your Trainings High Quality, Relevant and Useful (Theories in Adult Learning)

Laura Weber & Cache Owen Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2
12:00 - 1:00   Working Lunch 

1:15 - 2:45

Nonprofit Management:  Financial Decision-Making: What Matters Most - Strengthening the Board/Staff Partnership (Part 1)  Glenda Hicks Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4 
Nonprofit Management: Institutionalizing Policies and Procedures: Forms & Handbooks Carolyn Hayer & Stephanie Moss Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8, Handout 9 
Outreach: Military Outreach - The Why and How of It All  Keri Peko Powerpoint
Staff Development: Coaching Families Through Conflict (Part 1) Diana Cruz  Powerpoint
3:00 - 4:30  Nonprofit Management:  Financial Decision-Making: What Matters Most - Strengthening the Board/Staff Partnership (Part 2) Glenda Hicks  PowerpointHandout 1Handout 2Handout 3Handout 4 
Nonprofit Management: Institutionalizing Policies and Procedures: Organizational Culture Carolyn Hayer & Stephanie Moss PowerpointHandout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3Handout 4Handout 5Handout 6Handout 7Handout 8Handout 9
Outreach: Getting the Family Involved - Engaging in Education in Native Communities Priscilla Maynor Powerpoint
Staff Development: Coaching Families Through Conflict (Part 2) Diana Cruz Powerpoint

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
8:30 - 10:00

OSEP and Regional Updates  

Kristen Rhoads  Powerpoint 
10:30 - 12:00 

Closing Plenary  

Adrian Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 


Region 3/Region 4 Parent Center Conference

June 19 - 21, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee

Join us on Social Media:  #WeR3R4

General Conference Materials
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
9:00 - 9:30  Welcome and Introductions Debi Tucker, Courtney Salzer, Stephanie Moss Powerpoint
9:30 – 11:30 The Power of Roles for Education Advocates Leslie Lipson Powerpoint
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Learn: How's Your Self Care? Jacey Tramutt Handout 

1:00 - 4:30

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program:  Time Management Shirley Burks Handout
Understanding Financial Viability: Your Role as an ED/Board Member Glenda Hicks Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8, Handout 9
Developing Compassion, Strategy and Resiliency when Assisting Families to Support New Behaviors Leslie Lipson and Daniel Parker Powerpoint 1, Powerpoint 2, Powerpoint 3, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6
Supporting Families in a Climate of Perpetual Trauma and Fear Tery Medina and Kory Hamilton Biagas

Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts

8:30 – 11:45

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program: Navigating a Multigenerational Workforce Shirley Burks
Handout 
8:30 - 10:00   Talk, Tips and Tools: Improving Parent Center Capacity with the Individualized Assistance Toolkit Diana Autin Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2
Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships Debra Jennings Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8
Stakeholders as Allies: Moving from Participants to Partners Joanne Cashman and Mariola Rosser Handout 1, Handout 2
10:15 - 11:45 Endrew F - Strengthening the Parent Voice at the IEP Table  Diana Autin Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2
Becoming a More Trauma Informed Organization Carolyn Hayer and Nora Thompson Powerpoint
Mindfulness Meditation: What Is It and How Does It Relate to Parent Centers? Jacey Tramutt Powerpoint
12:00 – 1:30 Working Lunch - Favorite Resource Show and Tell Region 3 and Region 4 PTAC staff

1:30-5:00

General Staff Orientation/ Onboarding (Work Group Session) Nora Thompson and Laura Weber
Keeping Up with What's Going Down: Effective Professional Development and Supervision for Staff (Work Group Session) Diana Autin and Carolyn Hayer
Powerpoint
Managing Complex Parent Support Cases (Work Group Session) Nelsenia Ramos, Jacey Tramutt and Debra Jennings
Powerpoint 1, Powerpoint 2, Handout 1
Board Training and Board Development (Work Group Session) Glenda Hicks and Jan Serak Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
8:30 – 10:30

Breakfast

OSEP and Regional Updates for Region 3 Participants

David Emenheiser and Region 3 PTAC staff
Region 3 Powerpoint 
8:30 - 10:30 

Breakfast

OSEP and Regional Updates for Region 4 Participants

David Emenheiser and Region 4 PTAC staff Region 4 Powerpoint
11:00 – 12:30 Closing Plenary: Too Afraid To Learn: Reframing Resilience in Children with Challenging Lives
Travis Wright Powerpoint 
1:00 – 4:30 Social Media Boot Camp (by invitation) Joe LaBelle and Eliana Tardio

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Region 2/Region 3 Parent Center Conference

August 8-10, 2017

Austin, Texas

Join us on Social Media:  #WeR2R3

General Conference Materials
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
10:00 – 12:00 National Updates and Panel Discussion Eric Jacobson, Rorie Fitzpatrick, Tery Medina, and Kori Hamilton Equity Powerpoint, Powerpoint #2, Powerpoint 3, Handout 1
12:00 – 1:30 Working Lunch: NCSI Updates and Work Rorie Fitzpatrick Powerpoint

1:45 - 5:00

Breakout #1: Top Ten Fiscal Horror Stories (Policies that can protect your agency, Board and ED Financial Responsibilities) Glenda Hicks Handout 1, Handout 2
Breakout #2: Managing Remote Employees: Out of Sight is Not Out of Mind! Joyce Chastain Powerpoint
Breakout #3: Navigating Rough Education Waters Tery Medina and Kori Hamilton Powerpoint
Breakout #4: Meeting the Extra Special Needs of Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families Kelly Henderson, Whitney Emerson, and Jena Martin

Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts

8:30 – 11:45

Breakout #5: Motivating Your Board to Fundraise Glenda Hicks and Mary Jacob
Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8, Handout 9, Handout 10
Breakout #6: Strategies for Having Tough Conversations with Difficult Employees Joyce Chastain Powerpoint, Handout 1
Breakout #7: Using Infographics to Tell Your Center Story Joanne Cashman, Misty Goosen, Patrice Linehan and Jana Rosborough
Powerpoint 1, Powerpoint 2, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3
Breakout #8: Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool and Beyond
Kathy Whaley
Powerpoint (part 1), Powerpoint (part 2), Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6, Handout 7, Handout 8, Handout 9
Salesforce Forum for Potential Users Aimee Heintz and Larissa Neale
12:00 – 12:30 CPIR Presentation Debra Jennings
Powerpoint, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3

1:45-5:00

Breakout #9: Making Your Center More Parent-Friendly with Leading by Convening Tools Joanne Cashman, Misty Goosen, Patrice Linehan and Jana Rosborough Powerpoint 1, Powerpoint 2, Powerpoint 3, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4
Breakout #10: Inclusion practices for families (like “how tos”), to include new Resources on Inclusion and Behavior Carolyn Hayer, Rene Averitt-Sanzone and Kathy Whaley
Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6
Breakout #11: Social Media Strategies and Lessons Learned and Making Virtual Activities Fun Joseph LaBelle and Eliana Tardio
Powerpoint
Breakout #12: Tips for Getting Students Involved in the IEP Meeting Diana Cruz
Powerpoint
Salesforce Forum for Current Users Aimee Heintz and Larissa Neale

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time Topic Presenters/Facilitators Materials/Handouts
8:30 – 9:45 OSEP Project Officers Meeting David Emenheiser and Julia Martin-Eile
Powerpoint (Region 2 Data), Powerpoint (Region 3 Data)
10:00 – 11:00 Group Alike Discussion Forums TBD
11:15 – 12:30 Closing Keynote: A Season for Transformation: A Time for Voice, Advocacy and M.A.G.I.C.
Bradley Scott
Powerpoint
12:30 – 2:30 The Branch Meeting, by invitation Vicki Farnsworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GNETS Media Coverage


star4bullet Will Trump’s Justice Department Pay Attention to Disability Rights? | Mother Jones - 10/13/17

star4bullet GA Psychoeducational Schools an Unconstitutional 'Dumping Ground', new suit claims | AJC - 10/11/17

star4bullet Parents, Advocates sue state, claim inequities in GNETS schools | Georgia Health News - 10/11/17

star4bullet With Federal Suit Stalled, GA Advocates File Special Education Complaint | Ed Week - 10/11/17

 

star4bullet Feds will sue Georgia over segregated psychoeducational schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 8/17/16

star4bullet Feds will sue Georgia over "psychoeducational" schools | Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 8/17/16

 


star4bullet Georgia Illegally Segregates Disabled Students, Federal Inquiry Finds | Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 7/15/15

star4bullet Federal Report on Special Ed System Alarming | Ledger-Enquirer/Alabama - 7/30/15

star4bullet Georgia Is Illegally Segregating Students With Behavioral Problems. There's a Better Way. | Mother Jones - 7/30/15

star4bullet Georgia illegally segregating students with disabilities in inferior buildings with inadequate instruction. | Washington Post - 7/29/15

star4bullet Georgia Illegally Segregates Children With Disabilites, DOJ Finds | Atlanta Public Radio - 7/16/15

star4bullet Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow | Pro Publica - 7/29/15

star4bullet Report: State Program Segregates Behavior Disabled Students | Online Athens - 7/20/15

star4bullet State behavioral program serving Gainesville, Hall students under federal scrutiny | Gainesville Times - 7/18/15

star4bullet Georgia is illegally segregating special ed students, federal investigation says | Fusion - 7/16/15

star4bullet Georgia illegally segregates disabled students, federal inquiry finds | AJC - 7/15/15

star4bullet Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow | WABE - 7/30/15

star4bullet Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow | Propublica - 7/29/15

star4bullet Georgia offers no plan to fix schools' behavioral and emotional disabilities program | The Augusta Chronicle - 8/9/15

star4bullet U.S. probe into Georgia special ed program could have national impact | The Washington Post - 8/5/15

star4bullet Isolating Kids | Georgia Public Broadcasting - 8/4/15

star4bullet Why are students with disabilities segregated in Georgia? | MSNBC - 8/1/15

star4bullet Part one of a three-part series: Schools send disproportionate number of black children to programs already under fire for "warehousing" students with behavioral disorders. - AJC - 4/28/16

star4bullet Part two of a three-part series: Educators wanted to subject Libby Beem to behavioral experimentation in Georgia’s unique system of psychoeducational schools. A courtroom showdown would determine Libby’s fate. - AJC - 5/5/16

star4bullet Part three of a three-part series: With a tiny sliver of students, special behavioral programs record five times more restraints than all other Georgia schools combined. - AJC - 5/7/16

star4bullet The Separate, Unequal Education of Students with Special Needs - The Atlantic - 3/21/2017

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