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November 2018

Validating the Emotion without Condoning the Behavior – Lindon

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alpine School District Special Education, 350 S State St.
Lindon, UT 84042 United States
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How to talk to your child with mental health challenges. Learn about the impact of mental illness on each family member. Learn various skills to improve the day to day communications within the family as well as during episodes of crisis. There's more! Communication skills, problem solving skills , tips on challenging behaviors, crisis preparation and response and more!

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Parents as Partners in the IEP Process – Salt Lake

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Granite Education Center, 2500 South State St., Room D-102
Salt Lake City, UT 84115 United States
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Whether it’s your first IEP meeting or your tenth, or you are requesting that your child be evaluated for an IEP, the experience can be stressful. Do you understand the process?  Do you forget the concerns you want to address the team with when you feel overwhelmed? How do you keep track of all the decisions and discussions? This workshop will help you understand your role, rights and responsibilities in the IEP process, allowing you to prepare and be a…

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Love Utah Give Tuesday

November 27

Show Your LOVE for Utah by Giving Where You Live.  Be a Champion for Children with Disabilities!  Did you know 1 in 6 children are impacted by disabilities or special health care needs?  Families struggle to find resources. With your help, together we can make a difference!  When you become part of the Utah Parent Center, you’re joining a movement of parents, families, communities, lawmakers, and CEO’s with a shared belief: Every child deserves to feel supported and successful.

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Parents as Partners in the 504 Process – Salt Lake City

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Utah Parent Center, 230 West 200 South, Suite 1101
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
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Does your child really struggle with school work or behavior? Has your child been identified as a child with a disability or do you suspect your child may have a disability?  Maybe your child has special health care needs or has problems accessing parts of the school building. Have you been frustrated with your child’s current 504 Plan?  This workshop will educate you on what Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is, who is eligible, what services may be available,…

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December 2018

Basic and Pro Se Guardianship – American Fork

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dan Peterson School – Cafeteria, 169 North 1100 East
American Fork, UT 84003 United States
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Pre-registration required. Guest Speaker: Guardianship Associates of Utah -- What is guardianship and why is it important? Did you know that all children who turn 18, the age of majority, are considered adults even if they have disabilities? This can affect your involvement with your student’s IEP, working with medical professionals and more.  Come to this presentation to learn about guardianship and if you will need to file for it, what types of guardianship are available and what the process entails.  Next…

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January 2019

Keep it Safe: Managing an Explosive Child – Sandy

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The focus of this presentation is exploring ways to de-escalate before the child becomes unmanageable. Interventions will also be presented for when the child is having a total melt down.

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Parent Book Study – Online 1 of 3

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online via GoToMeeting

Staff from the  USBE Special Education Section and UPC will facilitate a book study of "Grit, the Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth. We will have three nights of discussions on January 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. You will receive a free copy of the book and study guides.

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Parents as Partners in the IEP Process – Layton – For those with a Hill AFB ID – Access Only

January 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parents are important members of the IEP team. This workshop will help parents understand their role, rights and responsibilities in the IEP process. Parents will also learn how to effectively prepare for, participate in and follow-up on IEP meetings held on behalf of their student.

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Parent Book Study “Grit” – Online (2 of 3)

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online via GoToMeeting

Staff from the  USBE Special Education Section and UPC will facilitate a book study of "Grit, the Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth. We will have three nights of discussions on January 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. You will receive a free copy of the book and study guides.

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Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten – Lindon

January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The transition from Preschool to Kindergarten is bound to create some anxiety for students and parents especially for parents of children with disabilities. Join us for an evening where we will discuss what can be done to help ease the transition and prepare your child for success. Information about timelines and expectations will be addressed.

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Transition from Elementary to Middle School – Lindon

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The transition from elementary to middle school is bound to create some anxiety for students and parents especially for parents of children with disabilities. Join us for an evening where we will discuss what can be done to help ease the transition and prepare your child for success. Information about timelines and expectations will be addressed.

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Respite for Families with Disabilities – South Salt Lake

January 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you have a family member with disabilities and would like to learn about respite care? The URLEND team can help you with that! Join us for our Respite Workshop and learn about resources and information to get Respite care for your family member.

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