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Published: February 2nd, 2018

Parent Involvement Survey Opens for Parents Feb 7th.

All school districts and charter schools are required to annually administer the State Performance Plan Indicator 8: Parent Involvement Survey to parents of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The survey measures the percentage of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of [Read more…]

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Published: February 2nd, 2018

FREE Professional Development for Education and Career Action Plans (ECAPs)

The Arizona Department of Education is offering free professional development opportunities covering the Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) for Arizona educators! ECAPs: Moving from Compliance to Best Practices 3.0 is designed to support districts/schools in developing a quality ECAP process while highlighting best practices that may be employed to strengthen ECAP implementation. Attendees will [Read more…]

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Published: January 30th, 2018

NAU Department of Occupational Therapy Workshop: Partnering with Teachers to Prepare Students for their Transition to the Postsecondary Setting

  Friday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:   OTs are a valuable but underused resource in the transition planning process. Directors, teachers and others who are stakeholders in the transition planning process are invited to come and learn about what tools OT’s have to obtain age-appropriate assessment data to help plan for and provide [Read more…]

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Published: January 29th, 2018

2018 Transition Conference News!

Call for Proposals and Student Artwork The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services invites the submission of proposals and art for Arizona’s Eighteenth Annual Transition Conference.  This year’s theme is  Ignite the Future! Transition Resources to Spark Engagement. Proposals should address the theme and be targeted to either transition professionals, or youth with disabilities and [Read more…]

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Published: January 29th, 2018

Money Smart for Young People

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seeks Pre-K to 12 educators who are willing to provide feedback on its Money Smart for Young People (MSYP) financial education curriculum. Please pass information about this opportunity on to any schools or educators that are interested in financial education.  Anyone that is interested should contact Joyce Shelton Project [Read more…]

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Published: January 25th, 2018

Training Programs to Enhance Autism Services

  Autism Speaks helps professionals provide evidence-based practices for individuals with autism and their families. The organization offers a list of training programs in evidence-based practices for autism. The online list includes the title of the training, the organization that provides the training, and the category of training such as diagnosis, intervention/education, applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral [Read more…]

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Published: January 16th, 2018

“Friendships Grow at SEEDs for Autism”

Friendships Grow at SEEDs for Autism SEEDs for Autism is a non-profit organization that provides education and vocational training for young adults on the autism spectrum. Participants learn a variety of job skills, social skills and life skills in a structured environment focused on the arts.    

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Published: December 18th, 2017

First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis

Epicenter is hosting a Symposium on February 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This FREE event will focus on the current research findings and best-practice interventions for the early diagnosis and treatment of serious mental health conditions. It will be hosted at the Biltmore and lunch and snacks are provided. The symposium will [Read more…]

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Published: December 14th, 2017

Transition Planning for Individuals with Autism

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST Presented by Julie Collison, M.Ed., Transition Coordinator and Middle School/High School Supervisor at Monarch Center for Autism; and Rachel Lloyd, M.S.Ed., Transition Education Program Director at Monarch Center for Autism Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle REGISTER HERE JOIN THE LIVE SESSION If you attend [Read more…]

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Published: December 14th, 2017

Public Notice for Additional Public Comment Sought on Preliminary Qualified Professionals List

On October 23, 2017, the Arizona State Board of Education (SBE) adopted new rules in the area of special education (see linked documents below). Among other things, these new rules replaced the specific professionals previously required to verify certain disabilities with the general term “qualified professional.” The State Board of Education then directed the Department [Read more…]

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