Community Partner Events

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Community Partner Events

The St. Vrain Valley Special Education Department values our strong partnerships with outside agencies and community partners. Below are some of the upcoming learning opportunities for families and parents of special education students.

November 2022

Association for Community Living (ACL) Monthly Parent Group

Host: Association for Community Living (ACL)
Dates: First Thursday of the Month, 6pm-8pm
Location: First Lutheran Church in the Parish House (3rd & Pratt); 803 3rd Ave, Longmont

Click Here to view the Flyer.

This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD. We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children. We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys. We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions

Host: Colorado Department of Education
Dates:
Session 4: Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, for SPANISH speaking families/parents (1 – 2 PM)

Location: Virtual

This fall members of the Exceptional Student Services Unit from the Colorado Department of Education are hosting BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions. BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Our priority is to attend to the perspectives of representative voices when making decisions about policy, training and supports designed for students with exceptionalities. The desired outcome for these four fall listening sessions is to learn from parents about ways to better serve and support BIPOC students with exceptionalities. This fall members of the Exceptional Student Services Unit from the Colorado Department of Education are hosting BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions. Our priority is to attend to the perspectives of representative voices when making decisions about policy, training and supports designed for students with exceptionalities. The desired outcome for these four fall listening sessions is to learn from parents about ways to better serve and support BIPOC students with exceptionalities. (Flyers: English & Spanish)

Inspiring Future College Mentorhsip Program

Host: In! Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education
Dates: Applications due on September 30, Program Dates: October 13-November 17.
Location: Virtual

IN! is accepting applications for a free 6-week program to learn more about what life is like in college! Inspiring Futures is a chance for high school students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to meet and get to know current college students with ID. College mentors will be from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Northern Colorado, and Arapahoe Community College (these three schools offer inclusive services to students with intellectual disabilities). 

 Each week we will talk about a college topic as a large group and then meet in small groups to talk with a college mentor about life after high school. Some of the topics will include career options, living away from home, and self-advocacy. 

This program is intended for students that:

  • Are in their junior or senior year of high school or in a school district transition (18-21) program.
  • Have an intellectual disability.
  • Have an interest in learning more about college. It is okay if students aren’t sure whether they want to attend college; this program is more about exploring post-high school options.
  • Can commit to attending all 6 virtual mentorship sessions   

Click here to view the flyer.
Click here to view/complete the application.
Click here to visit the website for more information.

October 2022

October Job & College Tours Brought to you by SWAP (School to Work Alliance Program)

Please contact Kim Cinea (720-438-8088) with any questions about the tours. All tours are on a first come, first serve basis and numbers are limited. You must have your own transportation to and from the tours. Please arrive approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

IBMC Tour – Focusing on Cosmetology/Barber

Date: Wednesday, October 5

Time: 3:15 – 4:15pm

Location: 2315 Main Street, Longmont

RSVP: To Kim Cinea: 720-438-8088, cinea_kim@svvsd.org by 10/4/2022


Hover Manor Assisted Living Tour

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Location: 1401 Elmhurst Drive, Longmont

RSVP: To Kim Cinea: 720-438-8088, cinea_kim@svvsd.org by 10/11/2022


Erie Community Center Tour

Date: Tuesday, October 18

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Location: 450 Powers Street, Erie

RSVP: To Kim Cinea: 720-438-8088, cinea_kim@svvsd.org by 10/17/2022


Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus

Date: Thursday, October 20

Time: 3:30-5pm

Location: 2190 Miller Drive, Longmont

RSVP: To Kim Cinea: 720-438-8088, cinea_kim@svvsd.org by 10/18/2022

Association for Community Living (ACL)Monthly Parent Group

Host: Association for Community Living (ACL)
Dates: First Thursday of the Month, 6pm-8pm
Location: First Lutheran Church in the Parish House (3rd & Pratt); 803 3rd Ave, Longmont

Click Here to view the Flyer.

This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD. We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children. We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys. We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions

Host: Colorado Department of Education
Dates:
Session 3: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 (Noon – 1 PM)

Location: Virtual

This fall members of the Exceptional Student Services Unit from the Colorado Department of Education are hosting BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions. BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Our priority is to attend to the perspectives of representative voices when making decisions about policy, training and supports designed for students with exceptionalities. The desired outcome for these four fall listening sessions is to learn from parents about ways to better serve and support BIPOC students with exceptionalities. This fall members of the Exceptional Student Services Unit from the Colorado Department of Education are hosting BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions. Our priority is to attend to the perspectives of representative voices when making decisions about policy, training and supports designed for students with exceptionalities. The desired outcome for these four fall listening sessions is to learn from parents about ways to better serve and support BIPOC students with exceptionalities. (Flyers: English & Spanish)

Inspiring Futures College Mentorship Program

Host: In! Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education
Dates: Applications due on September 30, Program Dates: October 13-November 17.
Location: Virtual

IN! is accepting applications for a free 6-week program to learn more about what life is like in college! Inspiring Futures is a chance for high school students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to meet and get to know current college students with ID. College mentors will be from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Northern Colorado, and Arapahoe Community College (these three schools offer inclusive services to students with intellectual disabilities). 

 Each week we will talk about a college topic as a large group and then meet in small groups to talk with a college mentor about life after high school. Some of the topics will include career options, living away from home, and self-advocacy. 

This program is intended for students that:

  • Are in their junior or senior year of high school or in a school district transition (18-21) program.
  • Have an intellectual disability.
  • Have an interest in learning more about college. It is okay if students aren’t sure whether they want to attend college; this program is more about exploring post-high school options.
  • Can commit to attending all 6 virtual mentorship sessions   

Click here to view the flyer.
Click here to view/complete the application.
Click here to visit the website for more information.

Person Centered Planning for Parents

Host: Colorado Department of Education
Dates:
Location: Virtual

Person Centered Planning for Parents to support planning for students’ futures! (Register Here) October 27, 2022, 12pm-1pm

September 2022

Association for Community Living (ACL) Monthly Parent Group

Host: Association for Community Living (ACL)
Dates: First Thursday of the Month, 6pm-8pm
Location: First Lutheran Church in the Parish House (3rd & Pratt); 803 3rd Ave, Longmont

Click Here to view the Flyer.

This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD. We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children. We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys. We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions

Host: Colorado Department of Education
Dates:
Session 1: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 (10 – 11 AM)
Session 2: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 (5 – 6 PM)
Session 3: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 (Noon – 1 PM)
Session 4: Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, for SPANISH speaking families/parents (1 – 2 PM)

Location: Virtual

This fall members of the Exceptional Student Services Unit from the Colorado Department of Education are hosting BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions. BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Our priority is to attend to the perspectives of representative voices when making decisions about policy, training and supports designed for students with exceptionalities. The desired outcome for these four fall listening sessions is to learn from parents about ways to better serve and support BIPOC students with exceptionalities. This fall members of the Exceptional Student Services Unit from the Colorado Department of Education are hosting BIPOC Parent Listening Sessions. Our priority is to attend to the perspectives of representative voices when making decisions about policy, training and supports designed for students with exceptionalities. The desired outcome for these four fall listening sessions is to learn from parents about ways to better serve and support BIPOC students with exceptionalities. (Flyers: English & Spanish)

Inclusive Education (IN!) Fall Webinar Series

Host: Inclusive Higher Education (IN!)
Dates: Fall 2022
Location: Mostly Virtual

Click Here to view the Flyer.