Webinars

 Join us for a free webinar!

Vermont Family Network’s one-hour webinars are presented by subject-matter experts as a convenient way for you to learn more about topics that are important to you and your family. Previously-recorded webinars are saved on our YouTube channel and listed below. To learn how to participate in a live webinar, refer to the Guide for Live Webinar Attendees.

Upcoming Live Webinars:

Dyslexia: Parent and Professional Perspectives. Wednesday, October 15, 10am-11am. Click here to register. A parent’s story about what led to diagnosis and signs and symptoms of dyslexia that are recognizable as early as the preschool, kindergarten and first grade years.  How to work with your school to get a diagnosis, advocate for services, and support dyslexia children with classroom accommodations.   This webinar will address the important of knowing what the research says about early identification and intervention, the differences between a 504 plan and an IEP and, most importantly, where to turn for family support and resources.  You are not alone! Presenters: Dr. Fran Toomey, Professor Emeritus, St. Michael’s College Graduate Program in Special Education, and Brittany Lovejoy, parent founder of Decoding Dyslexia-Vermont and mother of 4 children (ages 5 to 10) who are all dyslexic.

Resolving Disagreements between Parents and Schools. Wednesday, October 22, 10am-11am. Click here to register. Conflicts and disagreements between parents and schools are fairly common when the needs of students with disabilities are at stake. Issues related to evaluations, eligibility, IEP services, 504 plans, transportation, discipline and other issues often arise and need to be resolved. This webinar seeks to provide parents with common sense tools and approaches for conflict resolution in the educational setting. Presenter: Greg Van Buiten, private attorney admitted in Vermont and New Hampshire with a concentration in disability law.

Previously-Recorded Webinars:

When you select a webinar from the list below you will be automatically redirected to our YouTube channel where we save all previously-recorded webinars. If you do not have the technology to view webinars, you may request a free DVD copy by calling us at 1-800-800-4005 or email to info@vtfn.org

 

 

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