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    The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following opportunity:

    Together at Home: Back2School

    Date/Location: August 19, 2020 Webinar

    Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Together at Home: Back2School is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students as they prepare to return to school. How do we adjust to routines, busier schedules, and a new school year? The 20-minute sessions planned for this evening will address topics on the minds of students and families in an open, conversational format. Come ready to share your ideas and experiences, as well as your questions and concerns as we discuss strategies for preparing our return to school.

    Presenter(s): Multiple Presenters

    Registration Information:
    Registration will be available beginning Monday, August 10. Use the link below, go to August 19 and click on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at: https://www.pattan.net/events/

    For content related information and questions, please contact Kim Jenkins, kjenkins@pattan.net, PaTTAN East 610-878-7206.

    For general registration information and questions, please contact Yolanda McDermott, ymcdermott@pattan.net, PaTTAN East 610-878-7217.

    Together at Home: Back2School is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the scheduled event.

    All participants interested in earning Act 48 clock hours must login to ZOOM on a device individually. Individual registrants must stay for the duration of the conference and must complete the conference evaluation survey with session codes within one week of the conference to be eligible to receive ACT 48 clock hours.

    Participants are encouraged to test their computers/devices prior to the date of the conference using https://zoom.us/test, and to seek local assistance if you encounter difficulty.


    Previous Sessions and Information: 
    Navigating the Secondary Transition Process and Community Resources
    Presented by Mr. Jeffrey Pelly, IU17 Transition Consultant
    Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for life after they leave high school, including particpation in post-secondary education or training, employment, and community living. These three areas are often referred to as "post-secondary outcomes" and are the driving force behind Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) written for students in high school.
    Target Audience: Any parent or community member interested in infomation regarding the Secondary Transition Process or Community Resources to assist in the Process. While the Secondary Transition Process does not begin until age 14, parents and community members of school age children at any level are encouraged to attend. 
    Click on the links below to access training materials.
    Special Education Process: What is the process for obtaining services for my preschool and/or school age child?
    Click on the link below to access training materials.
    Executive Functioning: How can I help my child get organized?
     April Farrell
    Coordinator of Special Education
    570-546-3129 x1470
    Individual information sessions available upon request. 

    The Local Task Force for the Right to Education (LTF) serves parents in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties.  We hope to be able to contribute insightful recommendations that will improve, strengthen and help expand services for students with special needs. We provide resources, referrals, information and networking for and between our members and the community.  We desire to foster strong, solid working foundations between parents and their school district’s officials, so that everyone who is invested in the education of a student receiving special education services is able to function as a team to obtain the best possible education for the student.  Local events and resources are available on the program/services page of the BLaST IU 17 website – https://www.iu17.org/?s=local+task+force .  Should you have any questions, please contact the Local Task Force at 570-323-8561.

    Our Mission Statement:  To support children and families in our community by providing leadership, information, training and encouragement.