Patricia O’Connor has had a lifelong interest in assisting individuals with exceptionalities. From her 34 years as an Educator in Special Education, to her volunteerism with Toronto street youth, to her current activities as Coordinator and Board Member with Barrie Out of the Cold, Patricia has demonstrated her commitment to the betterment of the life experience of people with special needs. In her professional life she has focused on providing solutions for the needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
This webinar will address the necessity, the process, and the role of the parent in the development of the Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP is an essential document since it becomes the template for the student and teacher program and represents how your child’s program will differ from the regular program. Transition and safety plans will also be discussed and examples of when, why, and how these documents are implemented in the school setting will be reviewed.