October 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:42 PM | Kendall Tuckerman (Administrator)

The first installment of SEED’s IEP Parent Education Series, “Help! My Child is Struggling in School” was a tremendous success, with many new parents coming out to hear advocate Todd Gary’s talk on the ins and outs of the special education process. 

The following points were covered in the presentation:

  • The various options available with the schools to support a struggling student, including Student Success Team (SST), 504 Plan, and Individual Education Plan (IEP) 
  • Strategies of parenting such as focusing on the I Can, and going for Independence.

For details, view the presentation by clicking here

SEED is happy that its new specialized childcare allowed a third of the families present to attend. We plan to continue offering childcare for the 2nd installment in our IEP series with Todd Gary. This next parent ed on Tuesday, November 7, from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM is called "IEP Process & Goals.”  Please RSVP for Parent Ed and Childcare by clicking here. As always with our evening programming, the first half hour will be dedicated to socializing and refreshments. The presentation will start promptly at 6:00 PM.

SEED is happy to announce that we will be funding the upcoming Orton-Gillingham training for the Lafayette School District IST's. Orton-Gillingham is one of the most acclaimed programs for Dyslexia. One in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language based learning disability. Dyslexia is the most common of the language based learning disabilities.

Finally, on October 24, SEED in conjunction with the Springhill PFC and the Springhill staff, will be conducting the first pilot of a Diverse Ability Awareness Program with all the students at Springhill Elementary. Click here for details on our programming that day. 

I hope to see you at our Fall Family Day at Sienna Ranch on October 22, click here to register.

May you all stay safe through this tragic fire season,

Elsa Troy Slovik

SEED President

SEED (Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run by parent and community volunteers to benefit diverse learners in Lafayette, California.

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