All The Tools You Need To Navigate the Special Education System
Are you struggling with a new diagnosis for your toddler? Have you noticed developmental delays but are afraid to find out more? Are you dealing with anxiety over your child's school performance? Stop Being Invisible is designed to help both parents/families, and professionals who are looking to go beyond the currently available information and want to dig deeper into special education law (IDEA), the early intervention program (Part C), and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Stop Being Invisible section is designed to empower families, professionals and people with disabilities in order to help us move forward towards a World that includes everyone from birth. Our vision entails building a more inclusive society starting with families, continuing with schooling, and expanding to every single workplace.
Our first installment in a series of workshops and services will include IEP (Individualized Education Plan) training for parents and professionals, as well as a deep dive into the Early Intervention Program and what it entails as a family and as professionals. We will deal with the emotional aspects of being part of the community of people with disabilities, whether our perspective is that of a parent, professional, or someone with disabilities him/herself.
Your Stop Being Invisible Hosts: Dr. William Lane and Dr. Ingrid Amorini-Klimek
Special Education Consultant • International Speaker • Best-Selling Author • Neurodiversity Advocate
Dr. William Lane is a special education consultant, international speaker, and best-selling author who helps post-secondary institutions and businesses develop programs that create clear pathways to graduation and meaningful employment opportunities for neurodivergent individuals.
As a special education consultant with over 35 years of educational experience, Dr. Lane has traveled internationally providing organizations, school districts, and individuals with compelling yet relatable programs, workshops, and training. He provides MIST—methods, ideas, strategies, and techniques—that will help you increase your neurodivergent students' or employees' post-secondary and/or employment success.
Dr. Ingrid Amorini-Klimek is a lifelong advocate for children with special needs and special needs families. Dr. Amorini-Klimek has extensive experience as a special education teacher and worked progressively in inclusive settings.
It was here that she fell in love with inclusive practices. For many years, she worked as an administrator for a very large educational system but over time became disappointed in the bureaucracy that failed to listen to the needs of the community. This led to her own work helping and guiding parents at Our Special Village. She is also the founder and president of the non-profit organization, The Bocha Project, whose mission is to promote inclusive practices around the world.
Individualized Education Plan
Let's take a deep dive into the world of legislation, educational rights, accommodations, adaptations, and so much more.
The Early Intervention Program
The early years, dealing with emotions, acceptance and eventually success. Making the most of the 0-3 years span and understanding families-as-partners.
Learn, build community, and get coaching from experienced professionals!
You will learn from professionals with a combined trajectory of over 50 years in the field. You will have the opportunity to build community around like-minded people, ask questions, discuss the answers to your questions, and talk about issues that you may not have had the chance to talk about before. In this community, you will feel like more than family.
The goal is for everyone that participates in these courses, workshop series, communities, or coaching calls, to feel empowered. If you are a parent or family member, you will feel empowered to be the best advocate you can be for your child with disabilities. If you are a professional, you will be brought up-to-speed on educational rights, adaptations, accommodations, and everything pertaining to your professional role. You will receive a thorough training in the area you choose. If you are a person with disabilities yourself, this will strengthen your work and give you a voice, so you can also share your experiences with us in an intimate way.
Don't hesitate to make this your one-stop-shop and learn about what you, your loved one, or your student is entitled to, how it can be facilitated, how it can be provided to the full extent of the law, and if you are a parent (or a person with disabilities yourself), how to be your best advocate.