SAVE THE DATE: January 27th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The CHCCS Exceptional Children’s Department will host an informational webinar regarding the Presence Learning platform. The purpose of this opportunity will be for families to learn more about how Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists are using the Presence Learning platform to meet the needs of our students during a remote learning environment. Session will be recorded.
To attend, please use this ZOOM link:CLICK HERE (for session in English) at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 27th
RESERVE LA FECHA: 27 de enero 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Departamento de Niños Excepcionales de CHCCS organizará un seminario web informativo sobre la plataforma Aprendizaje con Presencia. El propósito de esta oportunidad será que las familias aprendan más sobre cómo los psicólogos, patólogos del habla y el lenguaje, terapeutas ocupacionales y fisioterapeutas están utilizando la plataforma Aprendizaje con Presencia para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes durante un entorno de aprendizaje remoto. La sesión será grabada para su conveniencia.
Para asistir, utilice este enlace ZOOM: HAGA CLIC AQUÍ (para la sesión en español) a las 6:00 pm el miércoles 27 de enero
Attached you will find our SNAC Mid-Year Report. Our leadership team will be meeting with members of the Board of Education, Dr. Hamlett, and district leadership on Wednesday morning to present this report and continue our collaboration with the district for the improvement of education for EC students. We thank you for your support of SNAC and the EC students in our district.
Get Involved with SNAC
The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) is organized with four current workgroups. The members of these workgroups study areas of concern brought forward by its members and the special needs community. We then collaborate with district staff and advocate on these issues to the District, Superintendent, and Board of Education. We invite you to read below to learn more about each workgroup. Please fill out the form attached if you would like to join a workgroup listserv or the general SNAC email listserv, which sends communications about monthly meetings, resources, and important updates. Even if you are unable to attend workgroup meetings, the leaders do send out email communications.
Our four current workgroups include:
General Education Workgroup - working on behalf of students with IEPs or 504s who are placed in general education/grade level classrooms. Areas of study include:
Support for social skills and executive functioning in high school
Support for students when group work is required in high school
Improved instruction for students with dyslexia
Support for families during remote learning
Adapted Curriculum Workgroup - working on behalf of students who are in system level adapted curriculum classes on the extended content standards. Areas of study include:
Staff retention and support
Augmentative Communication Technology
Progress and safety of AC Students
Loss of vocational rehabilitation during the pandemic
Secondary Transition Workgroup - working to improve post-secondary transition opportunities for high school students with IEPs. Areas of study include:
Family access to transition resources and processes during remote learning.
Implementation of student transition plans
Community Engagement with Lincoln Center, especially in how to create job training opportunities during and after the pandemic
Advocacy for OCS students missing school and community based work training hours during remote learning.
Twice Exceptional (2E) Workgroup - working on behalf of students who have an IEP or 504 and are identified as gifted. Areas of study include:
Advocacy for families during remote learning
Supporting and training for teachers and staff
Communication with Powerschool and coordinating multiple services such as gifted, EC, 504, guidance, and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
Code of Conduct/SROs
Click here to fill out the google form to join a workgroup listserv or our SNAC email listserv.