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DOE offers October IEP workshops

The Department of Education is holding a series of sessions in October for parents of students with special needs to explain the new electronic IEP forms which outlines the services a student should be getting.

These meetings are an opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions directly of the DOE about the new forms and how they tie into the city's initiative to improve educational experiences and outcomes for students with disabilities. The roll-out of the special education reform policies, piloted in 267 city schools in 2010-2011, has been postponed until next year but some of the changes are already in place, such as the new IEP forms.

There are morning and evening meetings in every borough, Oct. 4-27. See the schedule after the jump below or check the DOE's website for a list of a commonly asked questions and answers. (See also Advocates for Children back to school guide for special needs families.)

And if you go to a meeting, let other special ed parents know whether it was helpful! Please add your comments.

Date  Time  Location 
 Tuesday, October 4, 2011     9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 1 Fordham Plaza, Room 853
Bronx, NY 10458
 Thursday, October 6, 2011      5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 1 Fordham Plaza, Room 853
Bronx, NY 10458
 Tuesday, October 11, 2011  9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 131 Livingston St., Room 610
Brooklyn, NY 11201
 Wednesday, October 12, 2011     9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 400 First Avenue, 1st floor conference room
New York, N.Y. 10010
 Wednesday, October 12, 2011   6 - 8 p.m. 131 Livingston St., Room 610
Brooklyn, NY 11201    
Thursday, October 13, 2011  6 - 8 p.m. 400 First Avenue, 1st floor conference room
New York, N.Y. 10010
Tuesday, October 18, 2011  6 - 8 p.m. 715 Ocean Terrace, Building A, Room A-118
Staten Island, NY 10301
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 715 Ocean Terrace, Building A, Room A-118
Staten Island, NY 10301
Tuesday, October 25, 2011  6 - 8 p.m. 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Room 510
Queens, NY 11101
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Room 510
Queens, NY 11101
Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2011 14:18

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