Thursday, May 9th, 12-1pm ET, #SelfAdvocacy4u
Continuum of Care & Self-Advocacy for Students with Disabilities & Health Conditions Through the Education Cycle
Families that have students with disabilities and health conditions have different needs, roles and responsibilities. As students transition through the education cycle there is a lot of considerations from identifying a disability, to creating an IEP/504 and advocating for accommodations.
Join in the conversation as we tackle the continuum of care and self-advocacy for students with disabilities and health conditions. Let’s support students taking on a larger role and learning to self-advocate as they transition through their K- post-secondary education. What are the questions that families should be asked to promote a smoother transition through this cycle? How can students begin to foster self-advocacy skills early on to promote independence? How can parents and teachers support students and encourage students to play the main role in self-advocacy?
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How to Participate:
If you might be overwhelmed by the amount of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @AcssCollege’s account. The questions will be Tweeted 5-6 minutes apart.
Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too quickly: http://www.tchat.io/
Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions:
Remember to use the #SelfAdvocacy4u hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #SelfAdvocacy4u”
Q1: Please introduce yourself and what brought you to today’s #SelfAdvocacy4u chat. If you are willing, share anything about your life. Tell us if you are a student, a parent, a teacher, a counselor or a service provider. Feel free to include links about yourself.
Q2: What methods have you found effective or ineffective to engage elementary aged students, or looking back at your experience in elementary school how were you engaged in the IEP/504 process? #SelfAdvocacy4u
Q3: Are there ways to include elementary aged students in conversations about their health care? What has your experience been? #SelfAdvocacy4u
Q4: What are some ways to help students communicate their needs to teachers? #SelfAdvocacy4u
Q5: When problems arise regarding accommodations or changes in treatments, how can we support students and them to problem solve? #SelfAdvocacy4u
Q6: Are you aware of any condition specific/disability specific resources to share for students, outside of school, that can assist in supporting self-advocacy (camps, groups, communities, etc.)? #SelfAdvocacy4u
Q7: What are some tips for requesting accommodations in the school setting (K-Post Secondary)? #SelfAdvocacy4u
Q8: As students move toward post-secondary transition, where the parents role diminishes, what suggestions, resources, and thoughts do you have about ways to support greater independence as students move into college or the workforce? #SelfAdvocacy4u
This concludes our #SelfAdvocacy4u chat. Thank you to everyone for joining us today, especially guest hosts: @AcssCollege and @LEPPowerUp1! Keep the conversation going. We will be providing a recap of the conversation as well! #SelfAdvocacy4u
Wendy Taylor 240-249-8492 or Wendy@LEPowerUP.com
Annie Tulkin 202-549-6593 or Annie@AccessibleCollege.com