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A Day of Family Empowerment

September 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Resource Network, Inc. and Starbridge Present: “A Day of Family Empowerment” by presenter Kara Georgi

Wednesday, September 25th

9 am to 3 pm

Location: Norwich Family YMCA

68-70 North Broad St.

Norwich, NY

The following topics will be covered:

Understanding the Special Education System using the regulations of the NYS Commissioner of Education Part 200-201

Learn about the legal requirements set forth in the NYS Regualtions of the Commissioner of Education Part 200-201, and how to use the regulations to be an equal partner in your child’s education. Learn how to read the NYS Regulations and understand what is included in the IEP and how it is individualized to meet the unique needs of a student.

Effective Communication

Do you come away from meetings not saying what you intended or feeling misunderstood? Do you understand what the team members are saying? Do you respond effectively? Communication is key to productive partnerships. Learn to recognize the barriers in communication and stregthen your advocacy skills by learning effective and collaborative strategies.

Communicating Through Letter Writing

Letters are an important record of concerns. Problems can often be avoided through letter documentation. Each letter differs according to the situation, the person to whom you are writing, and the issues you are discussing. This training will help you learn to effectively write letters to the professionals involved in your child’s special education.

About our Speaker:

Kara Georgi is the Parent Education Specialist for Starbridge parent training and information center. Seh offers support and information for families and professionals navigating the special education system in Cayuga, Tompkins, Onondaga, Cortland, Broome, Madison, Chenango, Otsego and Delaware Counties.

Registration is required.

To register by phone, call Robin at 432-0001. To register online please follow the link below:

Registration Form

***This workshop is funded through a grant from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  Self-directing families will need to add “Advocacy” to their budgets prior to attending. Please contact FRN for assistance adding this to your budget.***


September 25, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Robin Piefer
(607) 432-0001


Norwich Family YMCA
68-70 North Broad St
Norwich, NY
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