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Proactive, Positive Behavioral Supports: Reducing Exclusionary School Practices for Students with Disabilities

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Watch this presentation for information on how to use documentation and data to advocate for appropriate behavioral supports in your child’s IEP or 504 Plan right from the start.  

ABC's of of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans   

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Watch this presentation for information on how to use documentation and data to advocate for appropriate behavioral supports in your child’s IEP or 504 Plan right from the start.

 

Shortened School Days

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Students with disabilities are often sent home from school early due to behavioral
challenges. Just as students with specific learning disabilities need specially designed instruction in order to learn skills in the areas of their disabilities, students who experience behavioral challenges need to be taught the behavioral skills they lack. For this to happen, those students must be in school.
 
When are shortened days appropriate? When are they not appropriate? Watch this presentation to learn how to understand challenging behaviors as signs of educational needs and to assert your child’s right to stay in school for a full day.
 

Understanding Manifestation Determination Reviews

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The MDR process is perhaps the most effective tool in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline for children with disabilities. Yet families, students, and even school staff often do not know what it is, why it is important, and how to navigate it successfully. Watch this presentation to learn about student discipline rights and how to advocate for a child with a disability in the MDR process.

 

Applying your Advocacy Skills

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Unsure of what to expect during a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) session? Watch this presentation to see a mock MDR session with lots of questions and answers.   

What if your IEP Request is Denied?

 

Advocating for your Child's IEP During Covid and Beyond

 

Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion in Nebraska with Guy Stephens

 

Arc School Discipline Guidance Document

 
Please download this brief guidance document that explains how to advocate for appropriate behavioral instruction and supports for students with disabilities--both before and after disciplinary removals have begun.   
 
   

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The Arc of Nebraska is grateful to the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities for the subaward grant funding that has made this possible.