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 […]
(2017, March) | Useful to: Parents, educators, and policy makers seeking to establish safe and supportive learning environments. There is a growing evidence base on the relationship between positive learning environments, child development, and academic achievement. The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)’s second symposium highlights core principles related to creating and maintaining safe and […]
Renee Bradley, of OSEP, is joined by representatives from Parent Centers, protection and advocacy agencies, and state directors of special education to unpack the important “Dear Colleague” letter released by OSEP regarding behavior and school discipline and discuss its impact on the field.
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
Quarterly OSEP Call with Parent Centers: Part B Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance
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 […]
Quarterly OSEP Call with Parent Centers: Recent U.S. Department of Education Guidance Affecting Students with Disabilities
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): […]