Sunday, May 24, 2009

Parent Empowerment Call-in

On June 4 there will be two education telephone call-in programs for Illinois parents who have a child with an emotional and/or behavioral concern. These tele-meetings will focus on giving parents the information they need to advocate for and to support their children.

The program, called Parent Empowerment Call-Ins, will present "Empowering parents With Measured Outcomes."

The programs are free and even offer a tollfree number. Pick one of the following; then call 2-3 minutes before the starting time. Enter the access code and wait for the program to being.

Thursday, June 4, 2009, 12:00-1:00PM
Call (800) 260-0719
Enter Participant Access Code: 102408

Thursday, June 4, 2009, 7:00-8:00PM
Call (800) 260-0719
Enter Participant Access Code: 102409

These programs are sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Services.

After all, what good is a goal, if it is not specific and does not have a deadline?

For years I have attempted to get S.M.A.R.T. goals in my stepson's Individualized Educaiton Programs in District 200.

Time-oriented ( a deadline)

Maybe, if all parents demand SMART goals, we'll get them into use.

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