Special Needs Workshops Pre-K 3 to 12 Grades

South Florida School of Excellence workshops are open to Parents, Professionals and Students ages 18 years and up.  Workshops are free of charge and will provide hands-on material and Instruction in both English and Spanish Languages. To reserve your seat please email sfsemiamilakes@gmail.com

(Please note there is no child care available) – All topic dates and location will be announced accordingly for 2021-2022 school year

Rights of Parents and Children with Disabilities

TOPIC 1:   Basic Rights in Special Education

  • Developing an IEP (Individualized Education Program) for Achievement
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Title I and No Child Left Behind Helping Students Meet Academic Standards
  • Developing School Compacts for Learning Under No Child Left Behind
  • District Self-Assessment: An Instrument for Change
  • Inclusion/LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) Difference between Accommodations and Modifications
  • Making the Grade Using the Florida Core Curriculum Standards

TOPIC 2:   Early Intervention: Transition to Preschool Services – (Topics will be announced )

TOPIC 3: My Child Nutrition Monitoring Needs

  • My Child Mental and Emotional Health Needs

TOPIC 4: The Rights of Homeless Students

  • Students in Foster Care
  • Surrogate Parents in Early Intervention

TOPIC 5: Understanding of My Child Disability

  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder ADD
  • Understanding Dyslexia and Apraxia          
  • Understanding Specific Learning Disability

TOPIC 6:  Understanding of My Child Disability

  • Using Multiple Intelligences to Help Children Learn
  • Using True Color to Understand My Child’s Personality and Have a Happy Family
Violence Prevention:

TOPIC 7: Conflict Resolution

  • Creating Positive School Environments
  • Character Education
  • Families in Early Intervention
  • Observing & Recording Behavior
  • Positive Behavioral Supports for Children with Challenging Behaviors
  • Social Problem-Solving: Building Skills to Resolve Conflict
  • Prevent Youth Drop Out
  • Strengthening Families Program
  • Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities
Transition from School to Adult Life - Post Secondary to Work Force

TOPIC 8: Youth Advocacy is a statewide project that targets youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 14 to 22, receiving special education and related services.   

  • to better understand vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs and services;
  • to provide follow-up support for transition and employment programs;
  • to communicate more effectively with transition and rehabilitation personnel and other relevant professionals;
  • to provide support in the development of the individualized plan for employment;
  • to provide support and expertise in obtaining information about rehabilitation and independent living programs, services and resources that are appropriate;
  • to understand the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act, particularly provisions relating to employment, supported employment, and independent living.