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From Conflict to Collaboration: Advocating Successfully for Your Child
Thursday, 11 October 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This interactive session will support parents in naviagting the school system by helping them learn how to:

  • Ask the right questions in IEP and IPRC meetings
  • Present evidence for how their child learns best
  • Secure necessary supports and services
  • Understand the Human Rights Code (the duty to accomodate) and the special education legislation
  • Effectively resolve problems
  • Form effective partnerships with school staff
  • Manage important transitions from the child/youth world of school to the adult world of meaningful community participation, employment, and post-secondary education

This session will be facilitated by Dr. Lindy Zaretsky, Executive Director of Geneva Centre for Autism who prior to this appointment spent 22 years in education as a teacher in K-12 classrooms, a special education consultant, principal and superintendent responsible for instruction across regular and special education K-12 and leadership development. Her doctoral work focused on parent advocacy in schools.

Location : Geneva Centre for Autism
Contact : Please call 416-322-7877 ext. 0 to register
Geneva Centre for Autism 112 Merton St. Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8