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The North Dakota Special Education Process - Webinar Series

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The North Dakota Special Education Process is a series of webinars developed by Pathfinder Services of ND.

The North Dakota Special Education Process - Webinar Series

The North Dakota Special Education Process is a series of webinars developed by Pathfinder Services of ND.

Whether you are a parent of children with learning difficulties, or a professional who provides services for families and their children, these webinars are designed to help you understand how special education is implemented in the state of North Dakota. The information presented in these webinars comes mainly from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) Office of Special Education and the Center for Parent Information and Resources training curriculum, Building the Legacy: IDEA.


Webinars in this Series

The Top 10 Basics of the Special Education Process

The Top 10 Basics of the Special Education Process

Are you a parent or an educator new to the special education process implemented in ND schools? The Top 10 Basics of the Special Education Process provides an overview of the basic steps in the special education process from referral to the annual review of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
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The Why, What and How of the Special Education Evaluation Process, Part 1

The Why, What and How of the Special Education Evaluation Process, Part 1

When a student is not progressing according to expectations and may need additional services, what is the next step? Part 1 of this two-part series focuses on the process that is implemented in ND to identify a student who is possibly needing special education and related services and the key requirements of a special education evaluation that is accurate, comprehensive and individualized.
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The Why, What and How of the Special Education Evaluation Process, Part 2

The Why, What and How of the Special Education Evaluation Process, Part 2

The ND Department of Public Instruction, NDDPI, has developed an evaluation process that incorporates the key requirements that apply to a special education evaluation. The components within this process include the Student Profile: Evaluation, Assessment Plan and the Integrated Written Assessment Report. Learn about each of these evaluation process components, reevaluation and independent educational evaluations, in Part 3 of this series.
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Building an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Part 1: The Bricks and Mortar of the IEP Process

Building an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Building an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a two-part webinar series for parents and professionals who are participating in the ND IEP planning process. Parents and professionals are presented information relating to key IEP timelines, the qualifications of individuals required to attend the IEP meeting, and ideas to assist in building partnerships between IEP Team members in The Bricks and Mortar of the IEP Process.
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Building an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Part 2: Individualized Education Program: The Blueprint

Building an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Part 2: Individualized Education Program: The Blueprint

A well-planned and comprehensive IEP provides The Blueprint of an individualized education program to accommodate a student's unique instructional needs in the appropriate learning environments. Join us for Part 2 of the series for a review of the purposes and the flow of the ND IEP planning process along with a description of the main sections of the ND IEP.
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Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution

Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution

A key to a student's success in school is a strong partnership between parents and school professionals. Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution reviews the importance of positive and productive communication skills in building strong partnerships. Participants are presented an overview of each of the formal dispute resolution options available through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), focusing on the benefits of each option and the process to request the dispute resolution option in ND.
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Following School Rules - Disability and Discipline

Following School Rules – Disability and Discipline

All students, including students with disabilities, deserve safe, well-disciplined schools and supportive and positive learning environments. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) discipline regulations provide the protection of essential rights of students and parents in disciplinary situations and provide the authority and flexibility of school personnel to maintain a safe learning environment for all students. Following School Rules, Disabilities and Discipline, introduces several of the key terms described in the IDEA discipline regulations.
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Least Restrictive Environment – Participation and Progress for All Students

Least Restrictive Environment - Participation and Progress for All Students

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations offer important guidance focused on providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for a student with a disability alongside their peers to the maximum extent appropriate in the student's least restrictive environment. In this webinar, participants will learn the meaning of least restrictive environment (LRE) for a student with a disability and become familiar with several of the requirements that the student's team must consider and document when developing a comprehensive and appropriate IEP that leads to education in the student's least restrictive environments.
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