January 11, 2013:
The Halton District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) has organized free coffee chat sessions for parents of students with special education needs over the next few months. Topics include financial and estate planning, advocating for your child, information on assistive devices and other topics of general interest to parents. Guest speakers are still to be determined in some sessions and will be announced when confirmed.
Session 1 on Wednesday, January 16, 2013: "Advocacy is Natural: How parents and teachers work together for students", presented by Marilyn Dolmage, from 7-9:30 p.m. at Gardiner Public School (14365 Danby Road) in Georgetown.
Session 2 on Tuesday, February 12, 2013: “Ring of Safety: Teaching people with disabilities the skills to prevent abuse", presented by Dave Hingsburger, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Craig Kielburger Secondary School (1151 Ferguson Drive) in Milton.
Session 3 on Monday, March 18, 2013: “Financial Planning for parents of special needs children”, presented by Graeme Treeby, from 7-9:30 p.m. at M.M. Robinson High School (2425 Upper Middle Road) in Burlington.
(The next sessions will cover topics of general interest to parents of students with special education needs).
Session 4 on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Garth Webb Secondary School (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd.) in Oakville.
Session 5 on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Robert Bateman High School (5151 New Street) in Burlington.
These sessions do not require registration. Respite care for children, language translator or sign language interpreter is available upon request.
For additional information, contact:
David Boag - Superintendent of Education-Student Services – firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy McKenzie – SEAC Chair, email@example.com
Jason Bartlett – SEAC Vice-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org