On August 4th, 2016 The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), issued a Dear Colleague letter outlining and emphasizing the need for positive behavioral supports in schools for students with disabilities.
A chief point of the letter was outlining the very real hindrances children with disabilities have when facing disciplinary action at school. Among the letter was the finding that “10 percent of children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, were subject to a disciplinary removal of 10 school days or less.” The letter also acknowledged that among children of color with disabilities, the rates of disciplinary action were higher.
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Come join us for a day of collaboration and resources to help you proactively manage your tough kids with research based strategies so you can all have a successful year. You will also receive a copy of the Tough Kid Book to take with you!
What: Tough Kid Toolbox Workshop
When: Monday, November, 11th, 9-4
Where: ESC Region 13
How much: $110 (includes the book)
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