ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-085

Date Created : 02/08/2007


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
All Principals
Preschool Teachers
Spec. Ed Teachers
Related Serv. Sta

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

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

Contact Person:
Sharon LeBlanc, TCC, Easter Seals AR

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, will be offering workshops on the topic of Enhancing Communication and Collaboration Skills with Parents. This workshop will be offered at the following locations on the following dates:

Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Hope, AR, March 22, 2007
Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative, Beebe, AR, April 11, 2007
Dawson Education Service Cooperative, Arkadelphia, AR, April 24, 2007
Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative, Plumerville, AR, May 16, 2007
Crowley’s Ridge Educational Cooperative, Harrisburg, AR, June 11, 2007

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. Workshop topics 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 fee.

The workshop is three (3) hours long and will be offered twice, once from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, and again from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Certificates will be given at the end of each workshop session.

For further information, contact Sharon LeBlanc, M.Ed., Education Consultant with TCC, 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.


Back to the Customer List

Copyright © 1997 Arkansas Department of Education. All rights reserved.
Department of Education Home Page