Speaker Series


2017/2018 Meeting Schedule

Sept. 13th -



March 8th -
Community Resources Fair

April 5th -
Jaden's Voice Talks About Autism

2018-2 - Wellness, Health, & Fitness

posted by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated ]

U-PRISE is a community forum for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes. The U-PRISE Speaker Series brings together subject matter experts with our community on important topics.

This session focused on Wellness, Health, & Fitness

Below is a video of the session


2018-1 - The Parent's Role in the IEP Meeting

posted Jan 16, 2018, 8:19 AM by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 8:24 AM ]

January 2018 Guest Speakers
**The Parents' Role in the IEP Meeting**

U-PRISE is a community forum for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes. The U-PRISE Speaker Series brings together subject matter experts with our community on important topics.

This session focused on The Parent's Role in the IEP Meeting.

Below is a video of the session, and the presentations.


Please click here to view the handout with information on Special Education 101


2017-12- Social Media Safety

posted Dec 27, 2017, 9:10 AM by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 8:20 AM ]

December 2017 Guest Speakers
**Social Media Safety**
  • Talking about Social Media Safety
    • John Walsh & Brian Marshall

      Charles F. Patton Middle School Technology Teachers


This session focused on Social Media Safety.

Below is a video of the session, and the presentations.


UPrise Meeting - December 14


2017-11- Gifted Supports and Services

posted Nov 28, 2017, 8:22 AM by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 9:20 AM ]

November 2017 Guest Speakers
**Gifted Supports and Services**

  • Talking About Gifted Supports and Services

    • Patricia L. Egner, Ed.D., CCIU Gifted Staff Development Specialist

    • Pat Clark, UHS Gifted Support Teacher

    • Janet Schuster, Patton Gifted Support Teacher

    • Marisa Gehris, Chadds Ford Elementary Gifted Support Teacher

    • Maurine Dukes, Patton School Psychologist


This session focused on Gifted Supports and Services.

Below is a video of the session, and the presentations.

UPRISE Gifted Parent Session 11-9-17


UCFSD Gifted Supports and Services


2017-10 - Talking to Your Children About Their Differences

posted Oct 23, 2017, 6:30 AM by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 10:08 AM ]

October 2017 Guest Speakers
**Talking to your Children About Their Differences**
  • Dr. Albert Freedman, Ph.D.
    www.drfreedman.com
    Email: al@drfreedman.com


    U-PRISE is a community forum for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes. The U-PRISE Speaker Series brings together subject matter experts with our community on important topics.

    This session focused on Talking to your Children About Their Differences.

    Below is a video of the session, and the presentations.

Talking with children about their learning differences - presentation


Talking to Your Children about their Differences - discussion handouts

2017-09 - Understanding Special Education Processes

posted Sep 25, 2017, 8:17 AM by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 10:15 AM ]

September 2017 Guest Speakers
**Understanding Special Education Processes**

  • CCIU Parent Mentor- Maryann Amici

  • UCF Special Education Teachers- Stephanie Brown, UHS; James Smith, CFPMS; Kendall Warren, UES

  • UCF School Psychologist & 504 Coordinator- Sabrina Ellwood


    This session focused on Understanding Special Education Processes offered throughout the UCFDS. These services provide support to help our students with disabilities succeed at home and school.

    Below is a video of the session, and the presentations.

    U-PRISE September 13, 2017


UPrise-SPED Processes



2017-04 - Related Services

posted Apr 28, 2017, 8:15 AM by Kim Van der Mooren   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

April 2017 Guest Speakers
**Related Services**

UCF Speech and Language Therapists- Lauren Lind & Rose Piccora
Austill’s Occupational and Physical Therapists- Kristin Engel & Cathy Goodman

CCIU Hearing and Vision Support- Carolyn Muller

UCF Transportation Dept.- Marie Wickersham

UCF Guidance Counselor- Doug Henderson



This session focused on related services offered throughout the UCFDS. These services provide support to help our students with disabilities succeed at home and school.

Below is a video of the session, and the presentations.

YouTube Video


UPRISE presentation.pptx


UCFSD parent 4.26.17-3.pptx


AustillsOTPT_UPRISE42617.pptx




2017-03 - Post-Secondary Transition

posted Mar 30, 2017, 4:46 AM by Dave Listman   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 11:45 AM by Kim Van der Mooren ]

March 2017 Guest Speaker Series
**Post-Secondary Transition**

Post-Secondary CCIU Programs
Lisa Tzanakis, Supervisor of Special Education, CCIU

Transition Services in UCFSD

Dr. Leah Reider, Special Education Director, UCFSD

This session focused on the post secondary - a critical milestone in preparing students for life after they leave high school.

The session included presentations from the CCIU and UCFSD, including information about post-secondary education or training, employment, and community living.

Below is a video of the session, both presentations and supporting documents.
 

YouTube Video


Transition Planning Presentation

Transition at UHS 3-15-17


Transition Resources 3/15 U-PRISE Meeting


2016-09 - Financial Planning

posted Mar 3, 2017, 1:30 PM by Shannon Brown   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 4:52 AM by Dave Listman ]

Sept.21 - Special Needs Financial Planning
           Pat Bergmaier, CFP, ChSNC 

           Meeting Recap with Video Link 

2017-02 - Social Skills

posted Mar 3, 2017, 10:05 AM by Dave Listman   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 4:50 AM ]

Social Skills Strategies for Home and the Community

This speaker series focused on helping parents understand social skills and providing related supports to help students with disabilities succeed at home and in the community. Kristen Powell, a Training and Consultation Specialist for the CCIU who has supported our district with social skills initiatives, will be our guest speaker.

UCFSD staff from the elementary level, the middle school level, and the high school level also spoke on the curriculum they use to instruct students on social skills and share support strategies for home and the community.


Kristen Powell Presentation

  1. Social Thinking
  2. Emotional Regulation
  3. Executive Functions
  4. Social Development and Transition


UCF Curriculum Presentation

  1. Problem solving skills
  2. Coping skills
  3. Friendship/ Cooperation
  4. Conversation skills
  5. Executive functioning/ Responsibility
  6. Manners
  7. Feelings/ Empathy

Social Skills at UCFSD

 

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