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The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education funds and guides the Parent Center network. OSEP holds informational webinars for the Parent Centers on a quarterly and as-needed basis, and uses the webinars to communicate important information to Parent Centers. This page is an archive of those webinars, starting with […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation and transcript Handouts Webinar Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 Hosts: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenters: Renee Bradley Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) U.S. Department of Education Diane Smith Howard National Disability Rights Network […]

Recording of a March 13, 2014 OSEP webinar for parent centers featuring OSEP Director Melody Musgrove , Cathy Haarstad of Pathfinder Parent Center in North Dakota, and Michael Moore of Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii discussing strategies for achieving partnerships. http://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/p2kx20q3juh/

Recording of a September 20, 2012 webinar in which Larry Wexler, Director of OSEP’s Research to Practice Division, presented the principles of OSEP’s recently released Restraint and Seclusion resource document. https://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/p4idwwwxgtg/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal Related materials: Restraint and Seclusion Resource Document

Presentation slides from a March 7, 2013 quarterly OSEP parent center call on Part B Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance. PowerPoint Slides Due to technical difficulties, this webinar was not recorded.

Audio recording of a May 2, 2013 quarterly parent center call. The U.S. Department of Education has published two Comment Requests on Agency Information Collection Activities related to proposed revisions to the State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR) that States must submit under IDEA. On this call, OSEP summarized the proposed changes and how Parent Centers […]

Audio recording of June 27, 2013 quarterly parent center call with Carmen Sanchez, Ruth Ryder, Jill Harris and Rebecca Walawender from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). http://www.pacer.org/publications/ParentCenterNetwork/assets/webinars/June27OSEPCall.wav Related materials: Policy Letters Mentioned on Call: Gallo (consent requirements related to Functional Behavioral Assessments): http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/acc-12-017845r-ut-gallo-fba-4-2-13.pdf Johnson (natural environments): http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/12-012883-johnson-natenv4-18-13.pdf Flinn (FERPA/HIPAA): […]