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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Compensatory Services Big Questions for Students with Disabilities During COVID-19
During this national emergency, schools must prioritize, above all else, the safety of students, staff, and communities. Consistent with this priority, schools are still obligated to provide a student with a free and appropriate public education. If a child did or did not receive services during a closure, a child’s IEP team (or appropriate personnel under Section 504) must therefore make an individualized determination whether and to what extent compensatory education services may be needed as a result of COVID-related disruptions to the provision of FAPE. This presentation will include perspectives from both parents and school districts, as well as an overview of the Due Process laws and techniques for parents to monitor academic and IEP goal progress. This presentation is for parents, professionals and providers who want to learn to what extent compensatory education services may be needed this Fall and how to advocate for it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Vote At Home
The November 3, 2020 election is quickly approaching. Join DRNY and National Vote at Home Institute to learn about how you can vote from the comfort of your own home. We will cover topics including who can vote by mail (spoiler: everyone can in NY), how to request an absentee ballot, accessible absentee ballot options, demystifying common vote by mail myths, and what is being done around the country to ramp up vote by mail options.

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Upcoming Events

CSE, 504 and General Communication In a Virtual World
October 29, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ online at
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our education system like never before. One of the important lessons we’ve all learned from COVID-19 is the importance of having effective meaningful communication between parents, school district staff, and others in a virtual world. This virtual workshop/training will talk about the importance of good communication among all stakeholders: parents, teachers, students, counselors, therapists, administrators, and community providers to name a few. We will touch on examples of practiced effective and ineffective communication, learn tips, ideas and strategies to prepare for virtual CSE, 504 and other general meetings, and direct and residual effects of communication when it is done well. This presentation is for parents, professionals and providers who want to learn tips, ideas and strategies to communicate in our new virtual world.