Southeast Community College is offering a free online course titled “It’s All About the Plan!,” designed for students with disabilities and their families and guardians to assist them in meaningfully participating in the Individual Education Program process.
“It’s All About the Plan!” was developed by Fritz & O’Hare Associates and SCC through a grant from the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. Tuition for the course is funded by the grant.
The course is comprised of two modules, one for students and one for parents and guardians. The modules are self-paced and may be taken either individually or shown in group settings such as classrooms, advocacy groups or trainings. The course includes a supplemental guidebook and a facilitator handbook for use in a group setting.
The Parent and the IEP module covers topics such as understanding the IEP, preparing for the meeting, participating in the meeting, dealing with difference and conflict, resources, and a parent checklist.
The Student and the IEP module covers topics such as understanding the IEP, getting involved in the IEP, preparing for the IEP, thinking about what’s important, and creating a report for the IEP meeting.
The course is available now. To register, contact the Continuing Education Division at SCC at 402-437-2700. For general information about the course or assistance in using it in group settings, call Fritz & O’Hare Associates at 402-890-0636 or email at [email protected].