SSD Family Leadership Institute – Fall 2022

  • SSD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) program is seeking applicants interested in participating in the Fall 2022 SSD Family Leadership Institute.

    Family Leadership Institute participants have the opportunity to:

    • Build understanding of future planning and problem-solving utilizing the Charting the LifeCourse tools.
    • Learn to effectively participate in their student's education and improve the educational climate for all children.
    • Learn how to positively interact and collaborate with other families and school personnel.
    • Discover new resources and network with other families.

    This program, which is offered at no cost to participants, is designed for family members who are the educational decision-makers for a student with a disability.

    The four sessions will be held in-person on Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 PM on Oct. 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2. Dinner will be provided for attendees.

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  • Family Leadership Institute Fall 2022 - Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

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  • Interested in joining this year's Family Leadership Institute? 

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    Paper applications available by request, only.


Testimonials from Family Leadership Institute Graduates

    • "I am so thankful for this workshop and for the information and materials you’ve shared with me. Thanks for facilitating the training so well. It’s great to have a safe space to talk openly with experts and other parents about education, IEPs, 504, inclusion, challenges, etc. The choice of speaker, topics, resources and lending library was all great. Amazing group of people. Chance for honest conversations. Helps me be a better advocate and team member."

    • "Amazing experience – tons of knowledge shared. Lots of great connections with families. Better understanding of IEP process. I feel empowered to do more and create positive change. Opened my eyes to some realities approaching with transition to adulthood."

    • "We received a lot of great information in this class! I has made me change the way I look at the whole process, and how I approach things with my daughter. I am so grateful that I was given this opportunity!"

    • "You’ve enabled me to think more positively and concretely about my son’s future. I have always said 'there’s no outline for me to follow' – but you’ve given me the framework I desired, support and connections!"