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CHADD WOW Support Group for Mothers/Grandmothers
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January 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Lost in Translation: How to Bring IEP's and the Details of 504 Plans to Life
Speaker(s): Kathy Whelan-Gioia, M.S., M.Ed., Educational Advocate
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Sometimes the notes don’t tell it all. Let’s examine strategies to take the madness and turn it into meaningful next steps. Our session will examine specific approaches for this infamous paper chase. How to translate the notes, narrative and accommodations to ultimately level the playing field within the classroom and home. Key practices will be shared to support your child’s progress throughout the school year. Not only will these suggestions keep you on top of the “process” but also give you the vision to see clearly what is being accomplished and what is being overlooked.
Kathy Whelan-Gioia, M.S., M.Ed., is an Educational Advocate and a recent retiree from the State of California, as a Diagnostic Educational Specialist on the Transdisciplinary Assessment Team at the Diagnostic Center, Southern California. Kathy holds a M.S. in Elementary Education and M.Ed in Special Education. Kathy has been a Special Day Class teacher, Resource Specialist, Special Education Mentor and a Support Provider for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA). Kathy has also taught Teacher Education courses at the graduate level. Kathy has extensive experience developing successful educational programs for students with a variety of disabilities from pre-school age to young adulthood and specializes in the area of Transition issues and positive secondary outcomes for all students. Kathy is a member of the Association of Ed.Therapist/Professional Member, the Association of Resource Specialists (CARS), and of the Coalition of Parent, Professionals and Attorneys (COPA).