Twitter Chat! 5/9/19, 12-1pm ET: Continuum of Care & Self-Advocacy for Students with Disabilities & Health Conditions Through the Education Cycle

Twitter Chat! 5/9/19, 12-1pm ET: Continuum of Care & Self-Advocacy for Students with Disabilities & Health Conditions Through the Education Cycle

Join Accessible College and Power Up by Learning Essentials for a Twitter Chat!

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?

Register on Eventbrite below to mark your calendar and receive a reminder email: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twitter-chat-continuum-of-care-self-advocacy-for-students-tickets-60337209217

How to Participate:

Follow @AcssCollege  and @LEPPowerUp1.  When it’s time for the chat, search #SelfAdvocacy4u tag on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.

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:

Welcome to the #SelfAdvocacy4u chat hosted by:  @AcssCollege  and @LEPPowerUp1.

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

Questions?

Wendy Taylor 240-249-8492 or Wendy@LEPowerUP.com

Annie Tulkin 202-549-6593 or Annie@AccessibleCollege.com

 

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