LET'S TALK ABOUT IEPs
Learn, Lunch & Laugh is a program designed to educate parents and caregivers about a topic related to spina bifida while their children are supervised nearby, enjoying fun activities together. Our first Learn, Lunch & Laugh in Greater Cincinnati takes us to the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky on March 5th. At this session, Terri Doerr, Special Needs Parent Mentor at Lakota Local Schools will be joined by Becky Kremer, Special Needs Parent Mentor at Hamilton City Schools, to discuss how to maximize your child’s education and inclusion in the classroom.
Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) and 504 Plans are documents developed for each public school child who needs special education and/or accommodations to succeed in the classroom. In this presentation, we will touch on typical challenges students with spina bifida encounter school, share examples of
A Parent Mentor helps school districts and families by providing training, information, support and resources to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. Parent Mentors are also parents of children with disabilities, and work to find the best possible solutions for each student. Ohio Parent Mentor projects are funded through grants from the Ohio Department of Education.
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This session on IEPs is limited to 30 people, due to the size of the Reef Room at the Aquarium. Because of this restriction, each family is asked to register no more than three family members.
If additional family members would like to come to the Newport Aquarium, and join their family before and after the program, SBC Camp and Recreation Scholarships are available to help pay the admission fee. Be advised that this will count towards the $300 annual family scholarship limit, however.
12:30-12:45 pm Attendees arrive at Riverside Room entrance to receive tickets (follow the signs outside the Aquarium)
12:45 pm Attendees are escorted to the Reef Room
1:00 pm Lunch served in the Reef Room
1:30 pm Children matched with volunteers
1:45 pm Presentation begins
2:45 - 3:00 pm Time for questions and answers. Volunteers return to the Reef Room with children.
3:00 pm Program ends
5:00 pm Newport Aquarium closes
Families may stay at the Aquarium to enjoy the exhibits as long as they like after the program ends until closing.