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The 21st Annual Family Cafe Videos

The 21st Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

The Family Café is committed to helping policy makers to understand what daily life is like for the people with disabilities and families that they serve, and to giving our attendees a chance to better understand the policy making process by hearing from the Governor, Legislators and State Agency representatives directly.

The 21st Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities took place on Friday, June 7, 2019, and featured Senate President Bill Galvano.

Due to scheduling conflicts, Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at The 21st Annual Family Cafe on Sunday, June 9.

View The 21st Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilties here.

View Governor DeSantis' remarkes here.

Trauma and Challenges to Learning

Trauma can be a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Children can experience traumatic stress prior to birth, throughout their development, and well into adulthood. This may include neglect, abandonment, substance abuse, verbal abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, and community violence. Children and adolescents can have extreme reactions to trauma, but their symptoms may not be the same as adults. We will discuss these reactions, their behavioral effects, and how these can challenge the learning process.

View "Trauma and Challenges to Learning" here.

Making Connections: Technology and Learning Connections

This session is designed to equip you with online strategies and resources for teaching and learning with technology. Explore the free and innovative online resources that are available on the Technology and Learning Connections website. Take a closer look at Tools for Engagement, Adventures in Reading, Math and Science Supports and Data Tools. Learn more about the free Assistive Technology ( AT) & Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Newsletter and gain a better understanding of the tools that can be borrowed from the AT & UDL Loan Library.

View "Making Connections: Technology and Learning Connections" here.

Dispute Resolution, Navigating the Process

It can be very difficult dealing with the intricacies of navigating the dispute resolution process. Parents need to understand how to resolve disagreements and what is the best tool to use when faced with conflict resolution. Due process is not always a viable solution. Learn strategies to resolve disagreements within the IEP team. We will address informal conflict resolution and mediation, and how and when to draft State Complaints, Office of Civil Rights Complaints and request for Due Process Hearings.

View "Dispute Resolution, Navigating the Process" here.

Developing an ESE Parent Advisory Council in Your School District

Are you interested in developing an ESE Parent Advisory Council within your school district? Would you like your voice heard on ESE student education matters? Creating an ESE Parent Advisory Council within your district is a way to work with the school district to better improve the ESE educational systems. The role of the committee is not only to share your experiences but also to advise and suggest on ESE. If you are interested in creating this type of committee this presentation is for you.

View "Developing an ESE Parent Advisory Council in Your School District" here.

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