Thursday, January 30, 2014

When Special Education is Not Enough: Students Falling Between the Cracks—This program will examine the challenges facing schools, communities and families to meet the needs of an ever growing number of school age children with disabilities that transcend what public schools can offer. In addition to defining the obligations of the public schools to serve this population, the panel will highlight the unique problems facing children involved in the court system, children facing serious family crises, serious mental illness, social maladjustment and drug/alcohol addiction. With a panel of experts from OPWDD, DSS, OMH and the court system, this program will identify the barriers to the development of highly coordinated cooperative community-based model of services and supports for children and families and will share strategies for replacing the outdated and fragmented ones.
Meeting 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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