IEP Training


March 23, 2019
Hope Community Church - Apex Campus
2080 E Williams Street, Apex, NC 27539

Conference Information

  1. Who is it for?
    This training course is designed for parents and professionals alike. You will learn how federal legislation frames the IEP process, what constitutes an "appropriately ambitious" education, how to write strong IEP goals and discuss meaningful ways to support inclusion. Whether you are new to the IEP process or have years of experience, this seminar will prepare you for future advocacy efforts.
  2. What is the purpose?
    Special education is a part of your life's journey to help prepare your student to enter the world and make their difference. Come learn the best ways to prepare for the IEP process and how to set students up for success. You will have the opportunity to talk through your child's existing IEP, ask questions, and brainstorm on areas of improvement. Come ready to learn, laugh and advocate.
  3. When is it and where is it located?
    Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Hope Community Church, 2080 E Williams Street, Apex, NC 27539. The seminar will begin in Room 13 at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. Check-in will open at 8:45 and there will be a one hour break for lunch. Enter through the main doors for check in.
  4. What should I bring?
    Make sure you have something to take notes with. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks. If you are a parent, be sure to bring your child's IEP, progress reports and report cards as you will have hands on time to explore ideas on progress, build from the knowledge and experience of those around you, and have your questions answered by a special education advocate.


9:00 - 9:15

9:15 - 9:45

9:45 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 2:30

2:30 - 3:15

3:15 - 3:30

3:30 - 3:45

3:45 - 4:00
Welcoming Remarks​​

"Watch Me" :  The White Hawk Story

Appropriately Ambitious: The Path Forward


IEP Meetings : Preparing for the Journey

Workgroups : Gather the Essentials


Writing Goals : Know Where You're Going

Workgroups : Draw the Map

Reviewing Progress : Remember Where You've Been

Dispute Resolution :  Overcoming Obstacles

Q & A

Closing Remarks

How to Register

The cost to attend IEP Training is $25  per person.  You can register and purchase tickets on Eventbrite by clicking the link below.