Independent Living Virtual Parent Training Programs

SAVE THE DATES! VIRTUAL Parent Training sessions!

A training series for students with disabilities and learning differences and theirfamilies. There is no cost associated with this training. Funded by OPWDD Family Support Services

OPWDD (Office of People with Developmental Disabilities)

This workshop provides an overview of the eligibility criteria, process and benefits for children through OPWDD.

  • October 3, 2023: 10am
  • October 12, 2023: 6pm

ADHD/LD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder & Learning Disabilities)

This workshop gives an overview of disabilities often present in classrooms and schools (specifically ADHD & Learning Disabilities). This workshop provides staff and/or parents with understanding of specific disabilities, possible accommodations and strategies to meet the needs of students.

  • November 14, 2023: 10am
  • November 30, 2023: 6pm


This workshop will review the IEP requirement for transition along with the different options that are available to students with disabilities post high school.

  • December 5, 2023: 10am
  • December 14, 2023: 6pm

Understanding the IEP (Line by Line)

This workshop will take a deep dive in the Individualized Education Plan. We will look at each section and discuss the purpose/importance of accurate information.

  • January 9, 2024: 10am
  • January 18, 2024: 6pm

Guardianship/Power of Attorney & Supported Decision Making

This workshop defines the topic terms and their differences, and provides insight on obtaining the legal designations. Additionally, new rights and responsibilities that come into effect once a child reaches 18 years of age will be discussed as well.

  • February 6, 2024: 10am
  • February 15, 2024: 6pm

*Guest Speaker*: Attorney Joseph Ranni

Behavior Management at Home

This workshop will help in understanding and preventing negative behaviors and provide strategies to address behavior concerns.

  • April 18, 2024: 10am
  • April 11, 2024: 6pm

To participate in any (or all) of the above parent training sessions, please email Lisa Cohen at for link and any materials provided. Any questions regarding the sessions, please feel free to reach out to Lisa Cohen at 845-415-2511, Diane Troeller at (845) 565-1162, ext. 243 or Jennifer Sutton at 845-565-1162, ext. 231.

  • Newburgh: 5 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, NY 12550 | 845-565-1162 | Fax 845-565-0567
  • Middletown: 30 Industrial Drive, Middletown, NY 10940 | 845-342-1162 | Fax 845-843-6207
  • Monticello: 14 Pelton Street, Monticello, NY 12701 | 845-794-3322 | Fax 845-794-3323
  • Video Phone: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator | 845-764-8384
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