Introducing SOS for Parents Audio Series
SOS is now offering help for parents through downloadable audio recordings.
We plan to cover a wide range of issues and concerns for parents of students ages 11-18. Our plan is to give you access to professionals with wisdom and expertise on topics such as advocacy, executive functioning challenges, homework assistance strategies, emotions and learning, motivation, organization, finding the right school for students with learning disabilities, college preparation, ADHD, gap year options, and more. Podcasts will range in length from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. Now you can get support without driving to a seminar or workshop!
Developing an Effective 504 Plan for your Child
Moderator: Beth Samuelson, SOS Director and co-host of Your Teen Matters
Presenters: Cheryl Theis, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) Advocate and Renee Lamborn, advocate, Lamborn Advocacy.
In this 54 minute moderated session, two professional advocates reveal everything you always wanted to know about 504 plans. Learn:
- What the law actually says about the scope and substance of a 504 plan versus what the school tells you.
- How to avoid boiler plate, generic 504 plans and build custom plans that really work for your child/teen.
- What it takes to conduct a productive 504 meeting.
- Dos and don'ts for communicating with the school.
- Strategies for developing appropriate accommodations and identifying services that will truly benefit your child.
Listen to a 5 minute excerpt: Tips for 504 Meetings
Purchase podcast: ($9.95): Add to Cart (download mp3 file up to three times over three months)