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To register for an event, contact your district coordinator. Each district has an individual designated as the OT/PT coordinator or lead. If you are unsure who that is in your district, contact your ESE Director.
For educators not affiliated with a district, email Andrew Willson at awillson@fgcu.edu.

5/15/2024 - 5/15/2024
The role of OT and PT in transition services and assessment
Location: Lakeland
Presenter(s): Jessica Kramer
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Description:

Description: Related services are named as an included component of transition planning under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Occupational and physical therapy practitioners have the opportunity to make a direct contribution to the development of student abilities that are known to contribute to positive adult outcomes in employment and independent living. This training will equip OTs and PTs with the ability to articulate the unique, evidence based assessments that related services can provide to transition age students with disabilities to facilitate positive transition outcomes.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this training, attendees will:

  1. Articulate the unique contributions that related services can provide to transition age students with disabilities under IDEA
  2. Describe the policies and regulations that justify the provision of related services to transition age youth with disabilities.
  3. Identify and use evidence based assessments related to independent living and employment.
  4. Generate practices that OTs and PTs can use to facilitate positive transition outcomes in employment and independent living for students with disabilities.
Time: Check in: 8:30 Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Details:
RP Funding Center (Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom)
701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815
Room #: Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom
Registration Deadline: 5/8/2024
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4/18/2024 - 4/18/2024
Behavior Strategies
Location: Boca Raton
Presenter(s): Charlene Grecsek, ED, LMHC
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Description:

Two separate training sessions:

  1. Understanding the Connection Between Behaviors, Emotions and Relationships
  2. Anxiety, Brain and Behaviors

The first session in the all-day training will assist the audience in understanding the connection between behaviors, emotions, and relationships. In particular, the audience will be able to state ways relationships impact behaviors and learning. Lastly, the audience will be able to identify some strategies that can be implemented in his or her work.

The second session will introduce the audience to anxiety. Specifically, the audience will be able to state ways anxiety effects learning and memory. Moreover, the audience will be able to identify three areas of the polyvagal theory as it relates to understanding anxiety and trauma. The audience will be then able to articulate how a person’s trauma experiences can impact memory, relationships, development of anxiety, and behaviors.

Our presenter, Charlene Grecsek, earned her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology in 1999 and has been a licensed mental health counselor since 1996. Dr. Grecsek started as the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of SEDNET (Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities) discretionary project in February 2020.  Before her current position, she was the SEDNET Coordinator for the School Board of Broward County for 11.5 years. Dr. Grecsek has worked in the community for 20 years working with the Department of Children and Families, Department of Juvenile Justice, and local funders that support children and families. In the community, she served as the director for a community-based mental health agency that specialized in services for children and families with emotional behavioral needs, and an adjunct professor in the University counseling department. She has specialized training/education in behavior modification, emotional regulation, trauma, Neuro-sequential Models in Education (NME), crisis incident stress debriefings, Youth Mental Health First Aid (trainer), and suicide prevention.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, sign-in opens at 8:30am
Details:
Safe Schools Institute
1790 Spanish River Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Room #: Located on the campus of Don Estridge High Tech Middle School-first building on the right as you enter the campus.
Registration Deadline: 4/11/2024
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Comments: Suggested Hotels include: Hampton Inn Boca Raton, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Boca Raton West
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5/21/2024 - 5/21/2024
The role of OT and PT in transition services and assessment (VIRTUAL)
Location: N/A
Presenter(s): Jessica Kramer
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Description:

Description: Related services are named as an included component of transition planning under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Occupational and physical therapy practitioners have the opportunity to make a direct contribution to the development of student abilities that are known to contribute to positive adult outcomes in employment and independent living. This training will equip OTs and PTs with the ability to articulate the unique, evidence based assessments that related services can provide to transition age students with disabilities to facilitate positive transition outcomes.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this training, attendees will:

  1. Articulate the unique contributions that related services can provide to transition age students with disabilities under IDEA
  2. Describe the policies and regulations that justify the provision of related services to transition age youth with disabilities.
  3. Identify and use evidence based assessments related to independent living and employment.
  4. Generate practices that OTs and PTs can use to facilitate positive transition outcomes in employment and independent living for students with disabilities.
Time: Check in: 8:30 Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Details:
Virtual
Zoom
N/A, FL N/A
Room #:
Registration Deadline: 5/14/2024
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4/25/2024 - 4/25/2024
Behavior Strategies
Location: Gainesville
Presenter(s): Charlene Grecsek, ED, LMHC
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Description:

Two separate training sessions:

  1. Understanding the Connection Between Behaviors, Emotions and Relationships
  2. Anxiety, Brain and Behaviors

The first session in the all-day training will assist the audience in understanding the connection between behaviors, emotions, and relationships. In particular, the audience will be able to state ways relationships impact behaviors and learning. Lastly, the audience will be able to identify some strategies that can be implemented in his or her work.

The second session will introduce the audience to anxiety. Specifically, the audience will be able to state ways anxiety effects learning and memory. Moreover, the audience will be able to identify three areas of the polyvagal theory as it relates to understanding anxiety and trauma. The audience will be then able to articulate how a person’s trauma experiences can impact memory, relationships, development of anxiety, and behaviors.

Our presenter, Charlene Grecsek, earned her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology in 1999 and has been a licensed mental health counselor since 1996. Dr. Grecsek started as the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of SEDNET (Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities) discretionary project in February 2020.  Before her current position, she was the SEDNET Coordinator for the School Board of Broward County for 11.5 years. Dr. Grecsek has worked in the community for 20 years working with the Department of Children and Families, Department of Juvenile Justice, and local funders that support children and families. In the community, she served as the director for a community-based mental health agency that specialized in services for children and families with emotional behavioral needs, and an adjunct professor in the University counseling department. She has specialized training/education in behavior modification, emotional regulation, trauma, Neuro-sequential Models in Education (NME), crisis incident stress debriefings, Youth Mental Health First Aid (trainer), and suicide prevention.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, sign-in opens at 8:30am
Details:
Best Western Gateway Grand - Gainesville
4200 NW 97th Boulevard
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Room #: Springhills Ballroom
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2024
Document(s):
Comments: You may book rooms through the group block at the following link. https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.10281.html?groupId=2J7RR3K2
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