WarmLine Special Education Newsletter
December 2017
man_scratches_head.jpg What are Due Process and Fair Hearings?
The Office of Administrative Hearings solves special education disputes between parents and school districts.  Under the law, students who have disabilities have specific, guaranteed rights to a free appropriate public  education (known as "FAPE"). When a disagreement develops between parents and school districts regarding the education of a student with a disability, a neutral third party is often needed to help resolve the disagreement.

Join us for a presentation by an Administrative Law Judge  regarding how to access rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Tuesday, February 13th in Sacramento.  The presentation covers:
  • Overview of Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Basic due process rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Act
  • How to access Office of Administrative Hearing's services
  • How to present your case at mediation and at a hearing.
Registration opens January 1, 2018.

Father-Son Talk
"This Autistic Life"  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2017 in Woodland. Register now by calling Lisa Young at 530-668-3760 or emailing  Lisa.Young@ycoe.org .
Special Education Clinics & Workshops by WarmLine
Click on the blue event names below for more information and to register online. Participants will receive a gas card upon completion of WarmLine workshops (one per family).
January 2018

Thursday, January 11 Elk Grove
Wednesday, January 17 Woodland
February 2018

Dive into the IEP
Wednesday, February 7 Roseville
Office of Administrative Hearings Tuesday, February 13 Sacramento
Understanding Special Education Thursday, February 22 Fair Oaks
For Your Information...

The Backpack Connection Series was created to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Check it out now.

Youth Leadership Forum applications are due December 31, 2017. Learn more about five-day youth leadership program for students with disabilities,  click here.

Save the Date: "Transition Night" 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Oakmont HIgh School in Roseville. The resource fair format allows parents and students to drbop by and speak to participating agencies. Free.

Types of Assessments
Children who have disabilities and special health care needs are often subject to several types of assessments meant to better identify their area(s) of need. In an ongoing series, WarmLine will share different assessments, what they look for and how that information is used to support the child.  This month: A look at Behavior Assessments from Understood.org.
Did You Know?
WarmLine is a federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center and can assist parents as they navigate the special education process. Use our Contact Form or call us at (916) 455-9500 for more information.
Community Partner Workshops, Events & More
Click on the blue event names listed below for more information.
January 2018

Monday, January 8 Woodland
Thursday, January 11 Sacramento
Friday, January 19 Sacramento
Who We Are
The WarmLine Family Resource Center is a Parent Training & Information Center serving 26 counties from Tuolumne County to the Oregon border. We offer special education training and individual consultation to families with children ages birth to 26 years. This e-newsletter is designed to provide information about special education, adolescence and disability, transition to adulthood and everything in between. Submit a Question/Suggestion
Funding for WarmLine is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs as a  Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center.
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