Live webinar on inclusion best practices


Inclusion Expert & Author Cheryl M. Jorgensen, PhD will present creating authentic inclusion for students with disabilities. Research studies show that s tudents’ academic achievement, communication skills, social relationships and post-school outcomes are positively correlated to the amount of time spent in a general education classroom.

Dr. Jorgensen will explain how to use instructional adaptations and technology to promote students’ active participation in general education instruction in the inclusive classroom, including co-taught classes.  She’ll show examples of students in elementary, middle, and high school with complex support needs such as intellectual disability, autism, ADHD and multiple disabilities. Q&A session will follow presentation. Co-sponsored by Darien SEPAC and Darien Library. Monday, Oct. 22, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Darien Library community room. Please RSVP: dariensepac@gmail.com.

Assistive technology for reading and writing


A presentation Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing, by NEAT assistive technology specialist, Jamie Martin.  The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, 12 to 2 p.m., in the Darien Library Community Room. RSVP for this free event at dariensepac@gmail.com (please put AT in subject line).Topics will include:  

  • IDEA 2004 / Mandate for IEP teams to consider AT

  • The difference between an AT consultation and an AT evaluation

  • Understanding the low to high tech continuum of AT

  • Demonstrations of specific AT tools for reading and writing