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Assistive Technology Tips to Help Level the Playing Field
This presentation is an overview of Assistive Technology and how to integrate various tools to increase independence in the areas of communication, reading and writing. Several tips on how to utilize/adapt materials toprovide increased accessibility options will be shared. Presented by: Terri Noldner, MA CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Coordinator at Teachwell

What Should I Expect If My Child Is In A Multi-Tiered System of Support School?
What is meant by MTSS?What does the school mean when they say my child is in tier 2?How is an MTSS school different from a school not doing MTSS? Is my child still receiving the best education possible? As a parent, you may have many questions about the education and behavior supports your child is receiving in an MTSS school. This session will talk about how MTSS is structured to ensure all students are receiving the level of support they need based on data and how this system ensures students receive this support in a timely manner. Presented by Rebecca Cain and Brandi Gerry, SD Department of Education, Special Education Programs
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School's In Session. How's It Going? A Conversation With Special Education Directors
As students begin another school year, many teams are addressing and navigating special education issues. Now more than ever, communication between school and home is essential. Join a facilitated conversation with Valerie Johnson, CORE Educational Cooperative CEO, Brenda Stover, Director of Special Service and SD CASE President, and Carla Miller, SD Parent Connection Executive Director to discuss: how special education services are being provided, successes students and schools are experiencing, on-going concerns families and schools are facing, ways teams are working together to address these concerns, and advice for how parents can work with their child's IEP Team.

Starting Well 2020: Special Education Considerations
State Special Ed Director, Linda Turner, will visit with families about guidance for schools and families on specific considerations for students with disabilities as we prepare to begin the new school year. This will include discussion of what IEP teams may want to discuss at the start of the year and the difference between school in the home due to flex learning, homebound, and homeschool. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on what resources would be helpful for families.
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My Child Is Being Bullied at School!
Children with ADHD, among other students, are often prime targets for school bullies in class, at lunch, and during recess. They may draw a bully's attention by receiving classroom accommodations, exhibiting weak social skills, or just being "different." Kids who are bullied often come to dread going to school; they also suffer low self-esteem, grades, and academic performance. Michele Borba, Ed.D. provides serious strategies for protecting students from bullies.

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On demand webinars with topics related to school and students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other co-occurring conditions.

Read to Succeed
Through the SPDG Grant, the South Dakota Department of Education in partnership with SD Parent Connection, SD Statewide Family Engagement Center, and Dakota State University have developed a four-part training series of parent development modules centered around supporting children's reading development at home and the big five areas of literacy (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension).

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