Accessibility in College After High School: Knowing Your Needs, Understanding the Process, and Who to Talk To with Marie Frietze – ADA Resource Coordinator and Angie Albeck – Associate Dean of Students, both from the Community College of Vermont (4/15/24)

Chronic Absenteeism, Truancy and Educational Neglect with Alicia Hanrahan – Education Programs Manager/Interagency Coordinator, Family and Educator Support Programs and Heather Willis-Doxee – State Director of Special Education, Student Support Services Team both at the VT Agency of Education, AND Lindy Boudreau – Juvenile Justice Director and Lindsay Barron – Policy and Planning Manager both at the VT Department for Children and Families (3/21/24)

What Parents, Families & Caregivers Need to Know About Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with Amy Wheeler-Sutton who is the Co-Director of the Building Effective Supports for Teaching (BEST) and VT Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBIS) Project at the University of Vermont. (2/12/24)

Supports and Services for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss and Their Families: An Overview of the New England Consortium on Deafblindness (NEC) with Tracy Luiselli – Director, Helene Gallagher – Vermont Education Consultant, Brenda Allair – Lead Educational Consultant, and Kristen Layton Campagna – Senior Consultant, all from the NEC (1/25/24)

Transition Tips for Families with Karen Price, Co-Director of Family Support – Education and Martha Frank, Family Support Consultant – Education, both at Vermont Family Network. (1/18/23)

Bullying and Harassment: Know Your Rights with Big Hartman, Esq., Executive Director & General Counsel and Amanda Lucía Garcés, Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach both at the Vermont Human Rights Commission (12/19/23)

Your Child, Their Future: Using Parental Expertise to Prepare Children for Life After High School with Dr. Jacqui Kelleher – Executive Director of VFN, John Spinney – Postsecondary Transition Coordinator for Students with Disabilities, and Emma Rose McCadden – Alternate Assessment Coordinator, both at Student Support Services at the Vermont Agency of Education. (11/30/23)

What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Learning to Read with Abby Roy – M.A., NCSP, CAGS, A/OGA, school psychologist, Stern Center for Language & Learning and Nicole Chick –  M.S.Ed, CAS Remedial Reading, Early Literacy Labs.

Transition Mapping with Jayson Capobianco – Family Resources Consultant & Postsecondary Transition Consultant for the Vermont Interdisciplinary Team (VT I-Team) (6/22/23)

Special Education Rules Changes Series Part 3 of 3 – Specific Learning Disability Changes (includes ASL interpretation in the sidebar) with Karen Price – Co-Director of Family Support and Dr. Jacqui Kelleher – Executive Director at VT Family Network and from the VT Agency of Education: Cassie Santo – Inclusive Practices Coordinator, Tracy B. Watterson – CPM/Vermont Multi-tiered System of Supports (VTmtss) Program Manager, Amy Murphy – Early Education Inclusion Coordinator and Nancy Hallen – VTmtss Coordinator. (5/31/23)

Special Education Rules Changes Series Part 2 of 3 –  Adverse Effect and  Functional Skills Changes (includes ASL interpretation in the sidebar) with Karen Price – Co-Directer of Family Support Education at VFN and Cassie Santo, Inclusive Practices Coordinator at the VT Agency of Education. (5/24/23)

ASL Spotlight  version – Special Education Rules Changes Series Part 2 of 3 –  Adverse Effect and  Functional Skills Changes with Karen Price – Co-Directer of Family Support Education at VFN and Cassie Santo, Inclusive Practices Coordinator at the VT Agency of Education. (5/24/23)

Special Education Rules Changes Series Part 1 of 3 –  Rule Change Implementation (includes ASL interpretation only during Q&A) with Karen Price – Co-Directer of Family Support Education at VFN, Ana Russo – Inclusion and Accessibility Coordinator and Cassie Santo, Inclusive Practices Coordinator both at the VT Agency of Education. (5/17/23)

Services for Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired – What can VABVI provide for My Child? with Stephanie Bissonette – VABVI Director of Children Services and Taya Tarr – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the VT Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (2/8/23)

Finding a Summer Camp: There is a camp in New England for every camper! with Bud Copeland – Director of Membership & Engagement – American Camp Association, New England and Karen Price, Co-Director of Family Support. (1/11/23)

College & Careers: Personalized Support Planning with Tara Howe – HireAbility VT Transition Program Manager, Brya L. Emery – College Steps Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Chris Kennedy – College Steps Regional Director and Dana Oliver – Program Manager at the Community College of Vermont (CCV). (11/30/22)

Equitable and Inclusive Environments for Every Family: Stopping the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers in Vermont with Katie McCarthy, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator and Amy Murphy, Early Education Inclusion Coordinator both on the Early Education Team at the Vermont Agency of Education. (11/2/22)

Students with Disabilities and School Discipline – Understanding Your Rights with Cammie M Naylor, MSW, Esq. – Staff Attorney with the Disability Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. (10/27/22)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series – What Can the Section 504 Plan Provide for My Child with a Disability? with Greg Van Buiten, Attorney, EdLaw New England PLLC. (9/15/22)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series: Psychoeducational Evaluations: How Do They Fit Within the Special Education Evaluation Process? with Shannon Newell, PhD, NCSP, Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Castleton University. (9/1/22)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series: Special Education Evaluation Plan and Report with Ernie Wheeler, Educational Consultant with the Vermont Agency of Education (8/25/2022)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series: Special Education Rule Changes – What Does This Mean for Families? with Cammie M Naylor, MSW, Esq., Staff Attorney with the Disability Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. and Karen Price, VFN Co-Director of Family Support – Education (7/7/2022)

Back to School: Time to Understand COVID and “Comp Ed” (compensatory education services) (9/24/2021)

Home Schooling and Special Education: Supporting Your Child (6/17/2021)

Increasing Access, Opportunity, and Equity for All Learners: A Community-School Approach to Dual Enrollment (2/25/21)

Learning from Home? Remote Learning Tips & Tricks for Families and Practitioners (1/26/21)

VCDR Town Hall: Back to School for K-12 Students in Vermont with Disabilities or Special Health Needs (9/18/20)

School Options for Families (7/22/20)

Special Education Town Hall (5/27/20)

Understanding the Role of Mediation in the IEP and 504 Planning Process (3/13/20)

Interview with Jacqui Kelleher, State Director of Special Education with the Vermont Agency of Education (Facebook Live, 2/28/20)

Filing an Administrative Complaint for Your Child with a Disability (1/16/19)

Determining Eligibility for Special Education: An In-depth Look at Adverse Effect (11/29/17) 

From Rowley to Endrew F.: What the Supreme Court Says about Special Education (9/27/17) 

Navigating Special Education and the IEP (8/30/17)

Navigating Special Education Webinar Series: (Modules 1-4, 12/15/16; Module 5,  7/12/17; Module 6, 7/29/19):

IEP Development: How to Develop an IEP that Meets Your Child’s Needs (1/27/16)

Comprehensive Special Education Initial Evaluations and Triennial Re-evaluations (12/2/15)

What does the IDEA say about the “Least Restrictive Environment?” (1/23/13