DECAL 101: An introduction to the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and how they support families.

Originally offered on November 14, 2023   This presentation discusses DECAL Resources including: Childcare Programs, Georgia Pre-K Programs, assistance paying for childcare, help finding a summer food service program and other programs of support for GA Families.   Presenters: Carolyn Morkeh, CAPS Student Parent 2GEN Pilot Manager Bridget Ratajczak, Child and Family Development Supervisor   …

GVRA Roosevelt Warm Springs: What can it do for young adults with disabilities?

Originally offered on October 4, 2023 Presenter: Dennis “Chip” Medders Residential Director Learn about the different programs at GVRA Roosevelt Warm Springs, the eligibility and admissions process, campus life amenities and how you can tour their campus. Running Time: 30:34 minutes Handouts: Tour Informational Packet  

DBHDD Participant Direction Mini Lesson on Budgeting

Participant Direction Budgeting 101 mini lesson walks you through creating an example of a yearly budget. It helps you understand how to gather information needed to create a budget and gives you pointers on how to set up a system to monitor your budget while staying within your budget. Presented by DBHDD in September 2023.

College can be for everyone!

(Originally offered on July 31, 2023) Presenter: Susanna Miller-Raines, Program Manager, Think College There are over 300 college programs for students with intellectual disabilities across the county and 9 in Georgia. Join us to learn more about college options and resources to prepare and pay for college. Running time: 36.11 minutes Presentation Slides: College can …

Dyslexia 101

(Originally offered on June 21, 2023) Presenters: Jen Burch is a Project Coordinator for ReadSource at The Schenck School, specifically working to remediate students in an underserved public school in Atlanta, Amelia Morel is a teacher with over 20 years of experience and is currently teaching 3rd grade.  She has served as a reading interventionist, …

Understanding Challenging Behavior

(Originally offered June 23, 2023) Presenter: Amber Brown is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities. She has worked within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 7 years and her specialty is early intervention services with a focus on children who exhibit severe maladaptive …

Autism Awareness in Early Childhood

Speakers: Georgia LEND Program: Megan Walsh, Audrey Pearson, Morelia Torres, Lindsey Flax & Jackie McNair In this webinar you will learn about the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early program which is a way to monitor a child’s development. This information is not only helpful for parents, but for anyone who works on interacts with …

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency – Who, What & How

(Originally offered on February 22, 2023) Presenter: Jeff Allen, Director of Policy and Compliance, GVRA If your child is 14 years old or older, it is time to start thinking about life after high school. What kind of support would your child need to find employment or be successful at a post-secondary option? This presentation is your …

Participant Direction Resources (NOW/COMP Waiver)

Participant Direction Resources (NOW/COMP Waiver) (Originally offered on August 25, 2022) Presenter: Sitara Nayak, Parent to Parent of Georgia This presentation is a compilation of resources for both those individuals who currently Participant Direct and those who are considering this model. Running Time: 27 minutes Handouts: Participant Direction Fact Sheet PD Resources Handout

FB Mini Training – Performance Evaluations

FB Live Mini Trainings- Performance Evaluations (Originally aired on August 26, 2022) Presenter: Parent to Parent of Georgia Staff, Sitara Nayak. She is also a parent and has 10 years of experience Participant Directing This short presentation has tips on conducting an employee performance evaluation and includes samples such as a tracking form and a …