ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-068

Date Created : 11/30/2006


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supvs
All Principals
Preschool & Special Ed Teachers
Related Service Providers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Enhancing Parent Communication & Collaboration

Regulatory Authority:
IDEA 20 U.S.C.A., Section 1400, et seq.

Contact Person:
Sharon LeBlanc, Easter Seals AR

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education Special Education Unit, will offer a workshop at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ on December 12, 2006, on the topic of Enhancing Communication and Collaboration Skills with Parents. This workshop is intended for special education teachers, related services providers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. The workshop is designed to assist staff in effective, positive communication with parents. The workshop will include learning to use a skilled dialogue approach when collaborating with parents. The format for this workshop is cooperative learning and demonstration. Seating is limited. There is a $25 per person registration fee.

The workshop is three (3) hours long and is scheduled from 9:00AM to 12:00PM and again from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Participant certificates will be given at the end of both sessions.

For further information, contact Sharon LeBlanc, M.Ed., Education Consultant with the Technology & Curriculum Access Center (TCC) at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3611, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration forms are available on-line at or in the attachment.


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