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Free In-Depth IEP Parent Training with Jodie Howard

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The California Autism Center has partnered with autism mom and advocate Jodie Howard, JD, to bring you our next parent training.

This training will go into a lot more detail and depth than most parent IEP classes and Jodie will give tips on how to maximize the parents role as an IEP team member.

We will explore the major components of the IEP and how each component supports the others. Attention will be given to the importance of the Present Levels – the child’s strengths and weaknesses – and how parents can best utilize these to preserve a right to a corresponding goal and help develop appropriate goals.

We will then explore how the goals can then be used to drive Special Education services and supports and the Districts Offer of FAPE. We will examine an example IEP and identify the sections that are vital yet frequently overlooked. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their childs IEP to compare.

This event is FREE but please RSVP, space is very limited: https://iepparenttraining.bpt.me/


We apologize, childcare will not be provided for this event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dinner to enjoy during the presentation as well.

For any questions about the event contact Nicki Cerniglia at nicki@calautismcenter.org.



Jodie is the mother of two, the oldest of which has autism spectrum disorder. She has been advocating for her son’s and other’s special education rights for over a decade and has served on the Board of Directors for various non-profit agencies that provide services for individuals with disabilities. Jodie teaches community classes on special education advocacy and has presented at conferences and workshops. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in June 2019 and has recently taken the California Bar Exam. She is the Director of the BREN Special Education Legal Clinic at San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis. Her first book titled “A Parent Guide To Special Education Law & Proactive Advocacy,” can be found on Amazon.


November 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nicki Cerniglia, Director of Communications
(559) 475-7860


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