Special Education at Home: MPF Webinar with Morneault & Maeverde

Maine Parent Federation (MPF) is hosting five free webinars beginning in late April and concluding in mid-May. A complete list of the  webinar topics (with descriptions, dates and registration links) appears below. You may also find this information on Maine Parent Federation’s Facebook page under Events.

CCIDS research associates Marnie Morneault, M.Ed.; and Jennifer Maeverde, MA, LCPC; in partnership with MPF and Mainely Kidz Therapy, will lead the final webinar in the series on May 14, 2020, Naturalist Practices for Special Education at Home. The presenters will address ways to implement “special education” in a more naturalistic way at home. Parent support and wellness during COVID-19 will also be addressed.

Maine Parent Federation is a private non-profit organization founded in 1984. MPF provides information, referral, one-on-one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. MPF’s services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide.

The list of Maine Parent Federation webinars:

Supported Decision-Making – Learn about the differences between Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship. This webinar will educate you about all of the options as your child approaches the age of majority and assist you in finding the right fit for your family.
Wednesday, April 29th – 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Disability Rights Maine COVID 19 Special Education Guidance – Ben Jones and Atlee Reilly will provide best practices and answer your questions on continuing to implement IEP’s during virtual/distance learning, data collection and communication with your district, and preparing for transition to extended school year as well as re-entry into school.
Thursday, April 30th – 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Vocational Rehabilitation COVID 19 Guidance – Director of Vocational Rehabilitation, Libby Stone-Sterling will be joining us to discuss how VR is currently operating, some new initiatives they are instituting during COVID 19, a look forward into summer employment as well as transitioning into the new school year.
Tuesday, May 5th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Self-Advocacy – MPF’s Youth Coordinator Dylan Campbell will host a Self-Advocacy workshop for parents and professionals. This workshop is designed to present to youth but we are providing this opportunity for parents and professionals to see what it looks like virtually and provide feedback on MPF presenting this workshop virtually to youth.
Wednesday, May 6th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Naturalist Practices for Special Education at Home – Maine Parent Federation is partnering with the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Mainely Kidz Therapy, and a Mental Health Consultant to support implementing “special education” in a more naturalistic way in your homes. Our Mental Health Consultant will also be addressing parent support and wellness during COVID 19.
Tuesday, May 14th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Register for the Naturalist Practices for Special Education at Home webinar.

Disability Rights Maine Provides In-Home & Community-Based COVID 19 Guidance – Join us as we welcome attorneys Katrina Ringrose and Ariel Linet from Disability Rights Maine to provide some guidance and best practices as families navigate in-home and community-based services during COVID 19.
Wednesday, May 20 – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Register for the Disability Rights Maine Provides In-Home & Community-Based COVID-19 Guidance webinar.

The Maine Parent Federation April and May Webinars Flyer (PDF) can be downloaded here.

The Maine Parent Federation Additional Webinar for May 20, 2020 Flyer (PDF) can be downloaded here.