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Free workshop set for April 24

Published: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:31 p.m. CDT

STERLING — A free workshop, hosted by Family Matters PTIC and Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living, titled “Positive Student Outcomes Through Partnerships, Collaboration, and Effective Communication” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 24 at NCIL, 412 Locust St. in Sterling.

Learn how parents and school staff can work together to create positive and productive educational meetings for students receiving special education services. Participants will discover opportunities for ongoing communication and conflict resolution.

A light meal will be provided.

Another free workshop to learn how to prepare for an IEP meeting, the steps to developing an individualized education program, what needs to be written in the IEP document and where, and how service decisions are made will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at the NCIL.

Register one week prior to either event by calling 866-436-7842, ext. 107. If accommodations are needed, call at least two weeks prior to the event.

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