Upcoming Trainings

Free Workshops for families of children with special needs : Check out the following links to our updated 2018 Fall Workshop Calendar.  Workshops are FREE, but please RSVP!
http://EPUParent.eventbrite.com       trainings@EPUChildren.org       559-229-2000

2018 FALLTrainings at a glance
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Parent Training & Information Center : helping families of children with special needs successfully UNDERSTAND and CONNECT with the resources and systems that serve them


Workshops provided:

A Guide to the IFSP & Early Intervention Process
Understand the Individualized Family Service Plan, an early childhood plan for children birth-3 years old
A Guide to IEPs and the Special Education Process
Understanding the various parts of an IEP and how the special education process works under Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Section 504: Removing Barriers and Creating Access to Education
Learn how a 504 plan can help a student receive accommodations that will support academic success
Help, My Kid is Growing Up, Now What? Future Planning for Families of High School Age Youth
Learn about the addition of post-high school goals to an IEP, what happens at the age of majority,
and the importance of self-advocacy
My Child is in Trouble, Again?!? Helping Students on IEPs with Difficult Behavior
Understanding the educational rights of children with behavioral needs
Organizing Your Documents
Learn how to organize your educational documents to allow you to fully participate in your child’s educational planning meetings

EPU Children’s Center serves as a Parent Training and Information Center. Our mission is to provide parents of children (birth to 26 years of age) with disabilities the training and information they need to help their children lead productive and independent adult lives; and to provide youth with disabilities the training and information they need to understand their rights and advocate for their needs in transition and upon reaching the age of majority.

What we do: CONNECT families with staff members who are parents and family members of a loved one living with a disability. EQUIP families with knowledge through trainings, workshops, and clinics on Special Education processes, laws, rights, and responsibilities. COLLABORATE with parents and professionals through phone calls, meetings, and trainings, in order to best serve the person with special needs. ENCOURAGE families to continue to advocate for their family.

The contents of this resource were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H328M150020. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.