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Ossining's Roosevelt School Hosts IEP Workshop

Ossining SEPTO will host a workshop at Roosevelt School.
Ossining SEPTO will host a workshop at Roosevelt School. Photo Credit: roosevelt.ossiningufsd.org

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining SEPTO presents "The Internal Mechanics of an IEP Workshop" on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Roosevelt School cafeteria at 190 Croton Ave.

The goal of this workshop is to empower parents to understand the inner workings of an individualized education program.

Parents should feel confident when they attend their child's Committee on Special Education meetings by knowing what the parts of this vital document mean. This hands-on workshop will consist of an in-depth exploration of an IEP in order to understand the parts of the whole.

Parents will work on writing their own IEP goals. An IEP should focus on the child as a whole and reflect their needs based upon their level of functioning. Parents will walk away understanding that their child's appropriate IEP is the best tool to access the curriculum.

Workshop speakers include:

  • Theresa Murdock: As a licensed clinical social worker, with 30 years of experience, Murdock has worked with children and adolescents in school settings providing both individual and group counseling. She is also the transition coordinator for special education students as they begin the process of accessing adult services. She is the liaison between school and Department of Mental Health - OPWDD and Family Services.
  • Nancy Rothenberg: Rothenberg has been an attorney for over 20 years and represents parents of children with special education needs though all stages of the special education legal process, including meetings with the committee on special education, due process hearings and appeals.
  • Jessie L. Wallace: Wallace is a nationally certified school psychologist who has worked in Westchester County public schools for the past 10 years. Now working as an educational consultant, Wallace possesses extensive knowledge on New York state regulations regarding special education, including the referral and evaluation process.

To attend, RSVP to Anthony Murray at ossiningsepto@gmail.com.

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