Request a Training
Don’t see what you are looking for? We can customize training to meet your specific needs. To request training in your area, please contact Parent to Parent of Georgia at 800-229-2038 or 770-451-5484. Or you may also fill out our form under our Contact Us page.
P2P currently offers 2-hour foundation courses on the following topics. (Spanish version is available upon request.) We also customize training to meet your specific needs if the list below is not exactly what you are seeking.
- What a Great IDEA! A Brief Overview of Special Education for Parents and Families.
Understand the basics of Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This course will explain how the process of special education works, including Child Find, Response to Intervention (RTI) and Student Support Teams; making a referral; what to expect from an evaluation; how to prepare for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting and how to resolve disputes.
- Peace, Love, Harmony and the IFSP/IEP?
Learn how to use effective communication skills to develop a partnership with your child’s IEP/IFSP team. Get tips for preparing for school meetings and how to be an effective member of the team. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Sifting Through Your Parental Rights
Provides basic information about parental rights under IDEA, including confidentiality, notice, consent, surrogate parents, free and appropriate public education (FAPE), least restrictive environment (LRE), evaluations and dispute resolution methods such as mediation and due process. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Georgia Medicaid Basics and overview of Home and Community-Based Services
Learn about Medicaid programs and services, including how to qualify for Medicaid based on a child’s disability or chronic health condition (Katie Becket Deeming Waiver). This course will include information on EPSDT, GAPP, SOURCE, CCSP, ICWP, and the NOW and COMP waivers. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Georgia Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services-NOW/COMP Waivers
Learn about Home and Community-Based Services specifically about the NOW/COMP waivers. This course will include information about the eligibility requirements, the services covered, how to apply and types of service delivery.
- Georgia Medicaid Basics and Care Management Organizations (CMOs)
Learn about Medicaid services. Participants will also learn how to be effective advocates when they have Medicaid services administered by one of the following Care Management Organizations: WellCare, Peach State Health Plan, CareSource or Amerigroup Community Care. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Georgia Medicaid Basics and Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver
Learn about Medicaid programs and services, specifically about the Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver. This course will include information about the eligibility requirements, how to apply and if denied, the appeals process.
- Movin’ Up – Planning Your Child’s Successful Transition at Age 3
Prepare and plan for a smooth transition from Babies Can’t Wait/early intervention. The presentation includes an overview of various programs and services that may be available for three year olds with special needs in your community. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- I Can Do That! A Brief Overview of Assistive Technology for Parents and Families
This training will introduce parents of school-age children to assistive technology devices and services; help them determine what assistive technology (AT) their child might need to overcome barriers and achieve their goals, and locate sources for AT. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- I Want to Do That! An Overview of Assistive Technology for Parents and Families of Young Children with Special Needs
This training will introduce parents of preschool-age children to assistive technology devices and services; help them determine what assistive technology (AT) their child might need to overcome barriers and achieve their goals; and locate sources for AT. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Where Do We Go From Here? Preparing for Transition from High School
Learn the keys to a successful transition, the role of the school in transition planning and things to consider when planning your child’s transition to adulthood.
- Transition to Adult Healthcare
Learn what health has to do with transition; who makes up the transition team and their roles, how to incorporate health transition into a medical home, healthcare financing, legal issues and timelines.
- The Big IDEA! What’s the Big IDEA Behind Inclusion?
Learn about inclusion, its benefits and how IDEA with its requirement of least restrictive environment can be a springboard to having children with disabilities learn with their peers. (Approved for 2 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Keys to Help Your Teen Get A First Job
This training will discuss the employer’s perspective, the current employment outlook for people with disabilities, workplace accommodations and practical tips for families to help their teen get a job. We also have the following four-hour workshops available:
- Making It Count – Focusing on a Vision and Strengths to Get to Measurable Goals
This interactive workshop discusses the IEP process and how to write meaningful goals that help your child reach his/her full potential. (Approved for 4 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)
- Understanding the School Discipline Process Through IDEA and IEPs
Learn about functional behavioral assessment (FBA), behavior intervention plans (BIP) and how to be proactive in addressing behavior in your child’s IEP. This workshop is presented in one or two sessions for a total of 4 hours. Participants should plan to attend the full course to benefit from all the content.
- Dream Bigger, Aim Higher
Learn skills and strategies beyond advocacy that help empower you from your child’s infancy to adulthood. (Approved for 4 CEUs for eligible BCW staff)