Join AFC’s educational experts to learn more about how to get special education services for students with disabilities as they move from preschool to kindergarten.

Families of children with disabilities born in 2017 will participate in two processes this year: the Kindergarten Admissions process and the Kindergarten IEP process. Learn more about our two-part Turning 5 workshop series, where we’ll discuss how to get special education services for students with disabilities as they move from preschool to kindergarten, applying to kindergarten, parents’ rights, advocacy tips, and how to get help navigating these two processes. 

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The Kindergarten Admissions Process (1 hour + Q&A)
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This workshop will cover the process for applying to DOE public schools, including tips for researching schools, ways to apply, understanding how school offers are made, and what to do when you get an offer. We’ll also cover how to apply to charter schools, parents’ rights, advocacy tips, and how to get help. 


Understanding the Kindergarten IEP (1.5 hours + Q&A)
Wednesday, January 26, 4–5:30 pm

Learn about the process of creating the IEP, steps you can take to prepare for the IEP meeting, and programs and service options that are available for children with disabilities in kindergarten. We’ll go over important dates, parents’ rights, advocacy tips, and how to get help during this process


Ask an Expert: Turning Five Q&A (1 hour)
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Still have questions? Sign up for a live bilingual (English and Spanish) Q&A sessions to chat directly with AFC educational experts.