Family Engagement: Connection with Hard-to-Connect Families


Sponsored by NTACT, join Debra Jennings, Josie Badger, and Myriam Alizo as they address engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse families. Learn strategies for effectively tackling the challenges and the great opportunities effective communication can lead to.


LIVE EVENT:  November 7, 2019    Recording available
ONLINE CHAT:  November 7-November 21, 2019

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    Hard-to-connect families, how do we reach them?

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    Casilda Gallegos
    Casilda Gallegos
    2 years ago

    Good morning,

    I will not be able to attend the live event but would like to ask for supports with how to other states are working to engage families of students with the Most Significant Disabilities in Transition services. It would seem in our state this is the most difficult population to engage in PRE-ETs and referral to DVR services where they will have the ability to engage in establishing a foundation from which they can a solid transition plan out of high school. Our state historically struggles with moving this population forward due to concerns about loss of benefits (Benefits Advisors are available at Transition Fairs and have spent some time in the schools- parents don’t attend the presentations), there are many other factors I’m sure but it has been a challenge with how we can get the families for this population to come to learn about how transition services can provide a spring board for their student to opportunities they may have never imagined possible.

    Allison Unruh
    2 years ago

    I just added two new resources. Let us know what you think! Do you have anything to share?

    Starr Dobush
    Starr Dobush
    2 years ago

    Hello, I wanted to let you know, I use an android phone to listen to past achieved and the volume is not working on my phone. I am able to hear the volume on my computer. When I load the video on my phone, I see the play/ pause button a the bottom, time elapse and then gear and the expanding errors for the video. I notice on the computer set up on the bottom toolbar there is volume adjustment after the play pause button. this is not the case in the phone setting.

    Allison Unruh
    2 years ago
    Reply to  Starr Dobush

    Thank you for letting me know! I will see if there is anything we can do to make this better. I appreciate the feedback!

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