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YUHSD partners with ASU to offer Special Education Parent Academy


Four-night opportunity to learn in multi-educational environment

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma Union High School District #70 announces plans to host a four-night Parents Academy for parents of special education students.

This collaborative event with the Arizona State University is set to begin Tuesday, October 26, from 6-7 p.m. in the YUHSD Board Room at 3150 S. Ave A, Building B.

Meetings will then continue weekly all the way through Tuesday, November 16.

“We are committed to every student being college, career, and community prepared,” YUHSD Executive Director of Special Services Suman Pangasa shared. “We believe that the success of our students at school is greatly affected by their parents’ involvement at every level of the child’s educational experience. This is particularly important for students with exceptional needs, for whom parents often do not get as involved as they would like because they don’t fully understand the system.”

Topics to be discussed:

  • Special Education Law
  • Preparing for Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting
  • Nuts and Bolts of an IEP
  • Transition for Post School

YUHSD Chief Communications Officers added, "While topics will vary, each session will build upon learning from the previous session. Children and parents are welcome. "

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