“Bullying” is topic for March 7
Session on goal-setting on March 21
Haddonfield, NJ—Bancroft will hold two free workshops next month: “Bullying from a Legal and Educational Perspective” on March 7, and “Effective Goal Writing for IEP Success” on March 21.
The sessions are part of the nonprofit organization’s Developmental Disabilities Workshop Series, which offers free education and training for parents and professionals from fall through spring. A nonprofit leader in programs for people with neurological challenges, Bancroft offers the workshop series as a public service.
Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Farrington building on Bancroft’s Haddonfield Campus at 425 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield.
“We’re pleased to offer this popular series for the eighth year, featuring some of our top clinical experts and thought-leaders in our field,” says Bancroft President Toni Pergolin. “It’s another way we fulfill our mission of creating ‘one world for everyone.’”
The March 7 workshop will focus on how bullying affects many students with disabilities, both as victims and as perpetrators. The presenter will define bullying and discuss the school’s responsibilities to intercede when bullying occurs. The workshop will provide concrete advocacy strategies to address bullying in both a proactive and reactive manner. The presenter will also discuss ways to proceed when efforts to address bullying are not successful.
Geared toward family members, educators and other professionals in disabilities-related fields, the session will be presented by Melissa Wheatcroft, Esq., vice president of program operations for Bancroft.
The March 21 workshop will focus on developing IEP goals that are individualized, specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and time-limited. Discussion and exercises will touch on pre-assessment, data collection, and how to develop objectives and strategies that lead to step-by-step achievement of created goals.
Geared toward educators and other professionals in disabilities-related fields, the session will be presented by Sharon Jurman, senior director of Bancroft Early Childhood and Outreach Services.
A final workshop in the series’ 2011-2012 season will be held April 18, on “Medical Developments in the Biology of Autism.”