Planning Successful Transitions for Special Education
If you are a parent of a child with special needs and are preparing to transition your student to a new school setting within the USD 232 school district for the 2020-21 school year, the USD 232 Special Services Advisory Committee (SSAC) would like to invite you to attend our Parent Forum on Transition on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Middle School.
It is the belief of USD 232 and SSAC that our families play an important role in supporting their child with special needs as they navigate different transitions throughout their school careers. While students have opportunities to visit the new school setting they are transitioning to, these visits can bring many questions and anxieties for parents as they consider the necessary steps to help their child successfully transition successfully.
At this forum, specifically for our parents of students with special needs, we will have staff available to share information and answer questions parents may have pertaining to transitions from early childhood to elementary school, elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school, as well as high school to The Bridge Program. The Bridge Program supports students ages 18-21, determined to be in need of continued special education services.
It is our belief that transition anxieties can be lowered when parents feel empowered to work collaboratively with school teams in best preparing their child for their upcoming transition. If interested in attending this parent forum, please register here.
DATE: February 25, 2020
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Mill Creek Middle School
FORMAT: This forum will be divided up into sessions throughout the evening so all families can attend different grade levels if desired. We will start with a welcome session then hold additional sessions, each will be broken up into different groups and will cover the following:
- Early Childhood to Elementary School
- Elementary to Middle School
- Middle to High School
- High School to The Bridge Program