FASD & The IEP Mentorship Coalition
The Mentorship Coalition is designed to meet the need for ongoing growth and education regarding the needs of students with FASD who have (or need) IEPs.
The FASD & the IEP Mentorship Coalition is a program designed for people working with students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) who have, or need, an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This program recognizes and focuses on the need for ongoing growth and education regarding the needs of students with FASD.
The FASD & the IEP Mentorship Coalition meets monthly via Zoom on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Pacific Time. This is an ongoing program, new attendees can register at any time.
We welcome general education teachers, special education teachers, administrators, school psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, families, social workers, mental health therapists, behavioral interventionists, and anyone else who participates in IEP meetings with students who experience FASD.
This mentorship opportunity will combine direct interaction, discourse, case studies, and education relating to FASD & the IEP. Group participation and respectful dialogue is encouraged.
Please note that this is not intended as an introduction to FASD or the IEP process, nor is it a substitute for direct training courses in FASD or the IEP. All participants must have some prior training and/or experience with both subjects before joining.
If you do not have formal training in these areas but have a strong knowledge base in both, please contact us to schedule a time to talk and assess whether this Mentorship program would be a good fit.
If you are interested in joining the Mentorship Coalition and need to find appropriate trainings to meet the minimum requirements, we have listed some organizations that provide trainings or aggregate trainings from other locations. You are welcome to seek out training from other reputable organizations as well. The organizations listed below are provided as resources only and their inclusion in this list is not an endorsement.
We will not be providing direct advocacy support nor consultation regarding specific, individual cases. However, we will have opportunities for presentation of case studies which are real scenarios and participants will have the opportunity to request their specific case study be presented to the group.
If you are interested in joining the FASD & the IEP Mentorship Coalition, please complete the application form below. For additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!