The Arc provides a wide variety of programs to help meet the needs of the people we serve. Each year, we provide programs and services to more than 1,500 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, in the Lehigh Valley.
FREE IEP CLINIC
- When: Nov 04, 2017 at 10:00 am
· Now booking free, private 30-minute IEP sessions between 10:00 & 1:00.
· Only 18 appointments will be taken! Early Registration Recommended.
· Parents who have never attended an IEP clinic will receive preference.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00-1:00
The Arc’s Nov. 4th IEP Clinic will allow you time to briefly consult privately with an experienced special education attorney to discuss your child’s IEP, a recent evaluation, or other issues. Attorneys from McAndrews Law Office will facilitate. This event is free, but you must register & select a time slot. Please RSVP to Ramona Neidig at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 610-849-8076, ext. 325. Email registration preferred.
Tanya Alvarado,Esq. (bilingual) Michael Goering, Esq. Jacqueline Lembeck, Esq.
An Everyday Life for All
- When: Nov 14, 2017 at 10:00 am
LifeCourse Framework and Tools were created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and ages to: • Develop a vision for a Good Life • Think about what they need to know and do • Identify how to find or develop supports • Discover how to have an “Everyday Life” in their community
Join us to learn about PA’s Community of Practice for Supporting Families and how to use the LifeCourse Tools in YOUR life!
Improving Your Child’s IEP Month by Month
- When: Dec 02, 2017 at 10:00 am
Is your 2018 New Year’s resolution to have a more organized, successful, and peaceful school year? Fear not. It can be done! Learn how to make some tiny, but significant steps each month. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to making your resolution a reality!
In a fun and informal presentation, Attorney Jacqueline Lembeck will share some very “do-able” tasks for each month of the year, including summer. By breaking up tasks into smaller components, you won’t feel overwhelmed. This technique is highly effective. In the course of her presentation, Attorney Lembeck will also cover basic special education terms and deadlines. Come with questions and leave with answers, tips, & strategies that will help you to advocate effectively for your child.
This event is free but you must RSVP to Ramona Neidig at 610-849-8076, ext. 325 or email@example.com. Email preferred. In order for this event ot be offered, we must have at least 10 attendees.
Free Workshop on Truancy, Tardiness, and Mandatory Attendance
- When: Dec 06, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Truancy is a multi-faceted problem. This workshop will briefly discuss contributing factors & possible solutions. However, the heaviest focus will be on the legal end. That’s because we have two excellent attorneys as co-presenters. Learn from “both sides” as we hear them address the thorny issues of truancy, tardiness, and mandatory attendance.
Mrs. Gilsbach is an associate with KingSpry and their Director of Professional Education and Policy Development. She advises schools on both regular education & special education issues. Prior to joining KingSpry, Mrs. Gilsbach served as a legal intern at the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Chief Counsel. Ms. Gilsbach began her career in the classroom as a full-time public high school teacher.
Angela Uliana-Murphy is a parent attorney with expertise in education law. She represents parents and children in special education & discipline cases. She also has worked extensively with cases involving children on the autism spectrum. Ms. Murphy has personally experienced the special education process with two of her children. Talking Points will Include:
PA’s Attendance Law/Unexcused Absences/Medical Excusals Emancipated Minors & Students age 17 & Older Section 504, IEPs & Truancy
Use of Homebound Instruction Plus Q & A from audience!
This event is free, but you must RSVP to Ramona Neidig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-849-8076, ext. 325. Email preferred. First consideration will be given to families for whom these issues have been a problem. Professionals welcome if space permits.