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With funding from the Highmark Foundation, the Center for Safe Schools is holding a series of webinars from late 2014 to the first half of 2015. This series is titled the 2014-2015 Third Thursdays Bullying Prevention Online Learning Series.
The transcript and recording of the recent webinar, titled Understanding Evaluation Reports: A Guide for Parents, has been released. The webinar was held on September 30, 2014.
The Transition Discoveries project is seeking participants for focus groups at multiple locations in Pennsylvania. At each location, one focus group will be for youth with disabilities (ages 14 to 24), and the other will be for their family members.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Highmark Foundation is partnering with Windber Research Institute and the Center for Safe Schools to hold a symposium for professionals titled Huddle Up Against Bullying. Updated: Location and professional credit information.
The Pennsylvania Community on Transition and PaTTAN are holding a series of webinars titled Making Transition Happen: Dream, Believe, Achieve during the Fall and Winter of 2014 and 2015.
On October 27, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern Time, Think College will be holding a webinar to discuss drafts of accreditation standards for higher education programs serving students with intellectual disability.
Effective October 1, 2014, Parent Education Network (PEN) will no longer be serving as a Parent Training and Information Center. The Parent Education Advocacy and Leadership Center (PEAL) has been awarded the OSEP grant to serve the entire state of Pennsylvania.
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