GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™)

GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™) is dedicated to supporting, educating, and informing families of children with special needs.

GCF-FSS™ believes that the greatest asset a child can have is a strong family.  We provide parent mentoring, peer support groups and education to families of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, chronic illness, other special needs or those who are born prematurely. Families across eastern North Carolina benefit each day from trained parent mentors, sibling support activities, NICU family support, information and resources, referrals to diagnosis specific organizations as well access to a variety of other educational resources and information.

All referrals are handled with complete confidentiality

Services are available to any family member or professional

GCF Family Support Services™ are available in the following counties:

Anson Harnett
Bladen Hoke
Chatham Lee
Cumberland Montgomery
Durham Moore
Franklin Orange
Granville Person

Serving families with children of any age

Educating and Supporting to Empower Parents

Special Education: Parent Rights & Responsibilities

Special Education:
Parent Rights & Responsibilities

Presented by

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brooks Avenue Church of Christ
700 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh

This workshop will provide families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  It is designed to help parents and guardians learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school in determining the child’s eligibility for special education, plan, and monitor their child’s progress in school.

In this workshop parents will learn:

  • State and Federal laws that affect special education in North Carolina
  • Effective strategies to reduce and resolve conflicts that may arise at IEP Team meetings
  • Informal and formal dispute resolution options including IEP Team meeting facilitators, complaints, mediations, neutral conferences and due process hearings

To register visit https://parentrightsandresponsibilities.eventbrite.com

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Sponsored by

For more information contact Jodi at 919-281-9257 or jkopala@gcffamilysupportservices.org.