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Aug 03 2021


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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Tool Time Tuesday – August – Back to School Series

We are excited for the return of Tool Time Tuesdays!

Our Back to School Series will focus on topics and activities to support families as they prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.

Our Tool Time Segments are 30 minutes or less.

8/3 Tips for Easing Anxiety

Join us for some tips for easing anxiety while transitioning back to school! We will go through some questions and situations to get students emotionally prepared for the upcoming school year.

Presented By:
Mandy Sonnenberg,
Military Outreach Parent Educator
and daughter, Khloe

8/10 Parent Counseling and Training

Often when we think of related services listed in the IEP, the first things to come to mind are OT, PT and Speech. Did you know that related services also include parent counseling and training? Parent counseling and training means:
I. Assisting parents in understanding the special needs of their child;
II. Providing parents with information about child development; and
III. Helping parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to support the implementation of their child’s IEP or IFSP

Presented By:
Virginia Madorin, M.A., LSLS Cert. AVEd
Education Consultant for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Exceptional Children
Office of Educational Equity, NCDPI

8/17 Ways to Create a Smoother Transition for Early Learners

Join Kristina for some ideas on ways to create a smoother transition to the start of preschool or kindergarten! She will share books, songs, and other tips and tricks to help you and your child get excited and prepare for this new adventure!

Presented by:
Kristina Trujillo Stephens,
Early Intervention Parent Engagement Specialist

8/24 Extracurricular Activities as Part of our “New Normal”

With schools returning to full-time in-person learning, there should be more opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities for students with and without disabilities. Tune in for some things to think about.

Presented By:
Doreen Byrd
Lead Parent Educator

8/31 Discover ECAC

Join us as we premiere our new video, “Discover ECAC.” This 6 minute video features family members and educators, along with our staff, as we introduce ECAC’s role in North Carolina. We’ll answer questions and ask you to let us know who else needs to see the video in your community. Learn how ECAC can support students with disabilities. their families and the professionals who serve them.

Presented By:
Karen Laughlin
Parent Educator, Southeastern Regional Office

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