Events

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Events sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia CA (DDCA) are indicated on the events calendar.  Local events held by other organizations may also be listed that may be of interest to our members. DDCA does not endorse any specific program or company.

Feb
11
Mon
DREDF FREE Workshop: SMART IEP Goal Writing @ Ed Roberts Campus
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

IEP’s are developed based on evaluation and data about your child’s educational challenges from which IEP goals are developed. These goals are one important way that the IEP team determines whether your child is making progress over one year. The SMART Goals training focuses on how to work as part of the IEP team to create goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented and Time-bound. Having SMART IEP goals can help your child get the most out of special education using realistic goals that will ensure that your child gets the help needed at school. We will also discuss common pitfalls to avoid–goals too low, or too high, or that are based on insufficient data or understanding of how the disability is impacting a child’s access to education.

FREE Training – REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus (ERC), 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703
(The ERC is located at the Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor

Date: February 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included)

Do you need an accommodation?

Please email Hongyu Min at hmin@dredf.org to request an accommodation (e.g., Sign Language Interpreter, Real Time Captioning, materials in alternative formats) at least three (3) business days before the training

Mar
16
Sat
Roadmap to College Success: A Conference for Students with Learning Disabilities @ Parents Helping Parents - Sobrato Center
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Transition from high school to college is a critical time in a student’s life and may be particularly challenging for students with learning disabilities.* Most students, and their parents, are not aware of the many resources available that may help students maximize their chances for a successful college experience. This informative and engaging conference, designed specifically for students with disabilities who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, will provide students, parents and professionals with valuable information and resources to help prepare students as they transition to college and to ensure that the years ahead are successful ones.

Conference highlights:

  • Tips for Student Success
  • Finding the “Right” College
  • Assistive Technology Demonstrations
  • Student Panel
  • Information Booths
  • Lunch and Materials Included

All students under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

*Conference appropriate for students with a Specific Learning Disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), High Functioning Autism and/or ADHD, planning to attend a two-or four-year college.

Presented by PHP’s Assistive Technology Specialists, Jan Tuber, M.A, and Debbie Drennan, MSW.

May
13
Mon
DREDF FREE Workshop: Behavior and Mental Health @ Ed Roberts Campus
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

When behavior interferes with learning: connecting the dots between disability and mental health needs at school

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included!)

Do you need an accommodation?

Please email Hongyu Min at hmin@dredf.org to request an accommodation (e.g., Sign Language Interpreter, Real Time Captioning, materials in alternative formats) at least three (3) business days before the training