How can parents become allies for inclusion? What strategies help to strengthen the ties between families, communities and out-of-school time programs, so all students enjoy meaningful participation? Look for answers in this webinar:
Inclusion in 21st CCLC Environments:
Strengthening Connections With Families and Communities
Thursday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT
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Learn practical and effective ways to make your program more inviting to families of students with disabilities, such as strategies for building two-way communication and for bridging school and community resources. Hear about ways to provide individualized supports, to connect with culturally diverse populations and to leverage community resources. Combined, these practices can help students with special needs thrive in the out-of-school time environment.
• Trina Valdez, Ph.D., Site Coordinator, 21st CCLC Historic Scott School Arts and Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT
• Eileen Radigan, Ph.D., Human Services Faculty at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
• Delfa Garcia, M.A., Inclusion Specialist at Kids Included Together (KIT)
This webinar is intended for state coordinators, program directors, site coordinators, practitioners, community partners, families and others interested in learning more about supporting all students in 21st CCLC programs. All participants are welcome to ask questions and join in discussions.
This is the third in a series of inclusion-focused webinars created by Lessons From the Field — Supporting All Students, Including Students With Disabilities, a technical assistance project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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