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Samuel Olivares, Chair
Joanna Fuentes, Chair and Current IEP Rep.
Desines Rodriguez, Former IEP Rep.
Members are currently working on organizing this committee
Wanda Nunez, Chair
The IEP Committee is committed to providing person-centered services and supports to Students and Parents with IEP or 504 with disabilities; to educate, empower, teach parent advocates, provide support to promote independence, establish relationships with community parents, and enhance students involvement, quality education and life.
A Message from the IEP Committee
The District 32 Community Education Council and the Office of Special Education at the Brooklyn North Borough Office have partnered in an effort to ensure that we would collaboratively provide information to our families on special education.
As in all collaborations, we must honor the mission of our respective offices. As such, it is agreed that all sessions presented to our families in District 32 will include but will not be limited to ensuring that our parents are:
-Engaged in the process
-Educated throughout each session with the provision of information for their continued grown in the understanding of Social Education
-Empowered in understanding their rights and responsibilities as parents of children with disabilities
Each topic discussed will include three outcome for our audience:
1. For the first session, "Access To Information", our parents will learn:
-The responsibilities of the school and its educators if their child is falling behind.
-Who to speak to in to share their concern.
-Understand the benefits of Special Education in supporting their child’s educational success
I believe that for this to succeed Collaborative Planning is critical for absolute success. Unfortunately we are now in the COVID-19 world, working from home and unable to determine when the first sessions will be taking place. It would be great if we collaborate together to push online workshops. However it is with absolute certainty that as soon as we return back to school, whether it’s prior to the end of the semester or at the beginning of the new 2020 - 2021 school year, we will once again work together in order to see the sessions come to life.