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POSTPONED: Special Education Summit, K-12

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interest in this event has been growing since it was first announced. To better accommodate the participants, we’ve decided to postpone this event. A future date will be announced in our weekly newsletter.

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party is working hard to tighten our connection to the community and serve as a bridge between politics and people. Since parents have started crisis schooling, many of the gaps in our education system have been exposed. What does the “sense of urgency” in our response say about our commitment to educational equity? The WCDP’s Dems Care has organized the Special Education Summit to address this question. This event will include a number of speakers as well as several breakout panels with experts in the field. After the opening introduction and panel, attendees will participate in the following breakout rooms:

The Tea Room: Supported venting and tea time for parents

  • Darryl Johnson (educate Youth) 
  • Eleanore Ablan-Owen (ICPJ)

How Stuff Works: IEPs during COVID, summer resources and services

  • Ruth Jordan (YCS, SISS) 
  • Dr. Fidishin ( AAPD Dr, Special Education) 

Advocacy is Self-Care: Special Education Advocacy 

  • Robyn McCoy (Special Education Lawyer) 
  • Susan Baskett

Big changes: Social-Emotional Support, Advice for families with students who were in self-contained classrooms

  • Justin (Teacher, LMSW) 
  • Jason Gold

Ally Alley/ Working with families and their intersections: How to support non-parent allies (This would include, teachers, Social Workers, service providers as examples of allies)

  • Krystle DuPree (LLMSW) 
  • Dez (ICPJ)

More information is forthcoming including a link to the Zoom meeting.



June 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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