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Family Education Events

Event Name

Date & Time

Required Audience

Recommended Audience

Location

Next Steps Speaker Series: Navigating OPWDD--Housing

1/5/23, 5-6 PM

 

All families of children with disabilities

Zoom link

Kindergarten Parent Coffee

1/10/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Kindergarten families

 

LS Learning Ctr

First Grade Parent Coffee

1/11/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 1 families

 

LS Learning Ctr

Second Grade Parent Coffee

1/12/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 2 families

 

LS Learning Ctr

Parent Ally Training from The Trevor Project

1/12/23, 6:30-8:30 PM

Middle & High School families

All families of LGBTQ children

Zoom link

General PA Meeting

1/13/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

 

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

Child Development and Sexuality presented by Planned Parenthood

1/18/23, 6-7 PM

High School families

All IDEAL families

Register here for Zoom link

Third Grade Parent Coffee

1/24/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 3 families

 

LS Learning Ctr

Fourth Grade Parent Coffee

1/25/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 4 families

 

LS Learning Ctr

Fifth Grade Parent Coffee

1/26/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 5 families

 

LS Learning Ctr

Next Steps Speaker Series: A-Z of Special Education Case

2/2/23, 5-6 PM

 

All families of children with disabilities

Zoom link

General PA Meeting

2/3/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

 

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

Junior College/Postsecondary Information Session

2/7/23, 6-7 PM

Grade 11 families

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

High School Parent Coffee

2/8/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 9-12 families

 

US Learning Ctr

Middle School Parent Coffee

2/15/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 6-8 families

 

US Learning Ctr

Opening the Lines of Communication presented by Planned Parenthood

2/23/23, 6-7 PM

High School families

All IDEAL families

Register here for Zoom link

Next Steps Speaker Series

3/2/23, 5-6 PM

 

All families of children with disabilities

Zoom link

General PA Meeting

3/3/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

 

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

Sophomore College/Postsecondary Information Session 

3/7/12, 6-7 PM

Grade 10 families

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

Middle School Parent Coffee

4/5/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 6-8 families

 

US Learning Ctr

High School Parent Coffee

4/12/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

Grade 9-12 families

 

US Learning Ctr

Next Steps Speaker Series

4/13/23, 5-6 PM

 

All families of children with disabilities

Zoom link

General PA Meeting

4/14/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

 

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

College/Postsecondary Panel

4/25/23, 6-7 PM

Grade 10-12 Families

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

General PA Meeting

5/5/23, 8:30-9:30 AM

 

All IDEAL families

Zoom link

Graphic Reads The IDEAL School of Manhattan Next Steps Speaker Series 2022-23

Next Steps Speaker Series

Open to the public

The Next Steps Transition Program at The IDEAL School of Manhattan announces its second speaker series. These virtual webinars feature experts in fields related to services, employment, housing, benefits, and financial planning for adults with disabilities. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend. The events are presented on Zoom from 5-6 PM. 

Thursday, February 2, 2023: A-Z of a Special Education Case
Speaker: Alison Morris

Alison Morris is an attorney at Cuddy Law Firm who focuses her practice on special education advocacy, litigation, and special needs planning. She is also a Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Disability Rights and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association's Education Committee. Alison graduated summa cum laude from Pace Law School. While at Pace, Ms. Morris worked on cases for children with special needs in the Disability Rights Clinic and interned for the Department of Justice in the Disability Rights Section. Ms. Morris lives in Westchester, NY, and is the proud sister of a special needs child.

  • Zoom link | Meeting ID: 914 1059 4323 | Passcode: 169304

Recordings from Season 2

October 13, 2022: Introduction to Adult Services--Presented by Job Path
Speaker: Kevin Crooks • Presentation recording 
November 3, 2022: Maximizing Benefits for People with Disabilities
Speaker: James Traylor, CLU, ChFC, ChSNC, President, Upstate Special Needs Planning • Presentation recording
Thursday, January 5: Navigating OPWDD–Housing
Speaker: Cayle White Presentation Recording

Recordings from Season 1

October 7, 2021: Introduction to Adult Services--Presented by Job Path
Speaker: Amanda Becker-Torres, MSW • Presentation recording
November 2, 2021: Planning 101--Maximizing Benefits and Services, Part 1
Speaker: James Traylor, CLU, ChFC, ChSNC, President, Upstate Special Needs Planning • Presentation recording
January 26, 2022: Planning 101--Maximizing Benefits and Services, Part 2
Speaker: James Traylor, CLU, ChFC, ChSNC, President, Upstate Special Needs Planning • Presentation recording
February 17, 2022: Building a More Inclusive World--Talking To Children About Disabilities
Speakers: Lauren Macchio and Stephanie Santoro, IDEAL School Counselors • Presentation recording Presentation slides
February 23, 2022: Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship
Speakers: Hon. Kristin Booth Glen, Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY) Project Director, and Joan Cornachio, SDMNY Site Coordinator • Presentation recording Presentation slides
May 10, 2022: Guardianship, Estates, and Trusts
Speaker: Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., Partner, Abrams Fensterman • Presentation recording