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Family Empowerment Series Online

April 11, 2023 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm


Become a more effective advocate for your child's success in school

Students who have disabilities or suspected disabilities may be eligible for additional supports and services through their school. For families, the acronyms and processes can seem overwhelming to start. Join us for this series to learn useful information and effective strategies to help you and your child navigate special education options.


Registration is required. Link to Zoom meetings provided to participants after registration.

To register, please contact Sue Wyatt at 585-224-7350.


Dates and topics


Tuesday, April 11th:
  • Introductions
  • What to expect in this series
  • Developing a vision to prepare for IEP and CSE meetings
  • Effective communication and Advocacy steps
Wednesday, April 12th:
  • RTI, 504, IEP: What’s the difference?
  • Resources
Thursday, April 13th:
  • Building your circle of support
  • IEP essentials
Tuesday, April 18th:
  • Understanding challenging behaviors
  • Taking care of yourself
Wednesday, April 19th:
  • Discipline and suspension
  • Transition from high school to adult life
Thursday, April 20th:
  • TIES: Including everyone in the fun
  • Baggage
  • Wrap up and graduate from FES!


This series is FREE to family members of children and youth who have disabilities or suspected disabilities. The Family Empowerment Series is brought to you by Starbridge in collaboration with

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Greece SEPTA
Penfield SEPTA
Pittsford SEPTA

Please request special accommodations at least two weeks before the event.

Starbridge is able to provide this event for free thanks to the support of grants from local, regional, and national funders.