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Parent IEP Team Member Training Session

Parent IEP Team Member Training Session

Make a Difference. Become a Parent IEP Team Member

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team is a group that meets to understand the needs of a student who may have disabilities and to create a customized plan for that child's education. In New York, this team must not only include the child's parent or guardian(s) but also a "parent member" who represents the community of parents of students with disabilities. The parent member contributes knowledge and experience to the IEP-planning process, and helps explain options to families who are new to it.

Parent members participate in IEP team discussions about:

  • eligibility for special education services
  • educational planning, goal-setting, and
  • learning in the least restrictive environment

They help to ensure that the child's family member(s):

  • understand the evaluation and placement processes
  • are comfortable with the team's decisions
  • have had their concerns adequately addressed

After training, parent members are paid up to $50 per day of service ($20 for the first 2 hours, $6 per hour after that, for a maximum of $50).

Here's How

You can be a parent member if you have a child who is classified as having a disability and you are not an employee of the New York City Department of Education. You are also eligible if your child has been declassified within the past five years, or has graduated within the past five years. You will need to pass a security clearance and be fingerprinted, at the expense of the Department of Education.

The first step to becoming a parent member is to attend a training session:

Parent Center

Address

Telephone Number

Fax Number

Contact Person

Parent member Training

Date/Site

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled

27 Smith Street

Suite 200

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718-998-3000

718-998-3743

 

Ruth DiRoma

 Brooklyn Parent Center Coordinator

 

New Dates Coming Soon! 

Location: TBA 

rdiroma@bcid.org 

Parent to Parent NY, Inc.

1050 Forest Hill Road

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-494-4872

718-494-4805

Joanne Ward

Program Coordinator

 

New Dates Coming Soon! 

Parent to Parent NY, Inc.

1050 Forest Hill Road

Staten Island, NY 10314

SIPTP@aol.com

United We Stand of NY, LTD

98 Moore Street

Brooklyn, NY 11206

646-460-1635



 718-302-4315

 

 

Amanda Haught

Queens Parent Center Coordinator

 

New Dates Coming Soon! 

Location: TBA 

ahaught@uwsofny.org


In the training session, you will learn about:

  • regulations pertaining to the special education evaluation and placement processes
  • services available in the schools and in the community
  • the rights of children and families in the special education evaluation and placement processes

Upon completion of the training you will receive a certificate and learn about the next steps to becoming a parent member.