10th annual Foro Latino offers workshops for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians of students with special needs

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Event connecting parents with experts is the only one like it in Wisconsin
The 10th annual Foro Latino event, ­ the only one of its kind in the state, ­ will offer Spanish-speaking parents/guardians of students with disabilities the chance to attend workshops and connect with experts in the field.
Foro Latino is set for Friday, November 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at Milwaukee Public Schools’ South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham
The event is sponsored by MPS, Alianza Latino Aplicando Soluciones,
Disability Rights Wisconsin, Southeast Regional Center/Children and Youth
With Special Health Care Needs, the Wisconsin Association for Bilingual
Education (WIABE) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
“We’re proud to be a partner in the effort to connect our Spanish-speaking
parents to critical information, experts and services,” MPS Superintendent
Gregory Thornton said. Dr. Thornton is set to welcome guests at the event.
Workshops include:
– Academic and Behavioral Supports Available to Children through MPS’ PBIS
(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
– Attention Deficit Disorder With and Without Hyperactivity
– Creating a Vision Towards a Successful Transition
– The Impact of Technology and How it Affects Brain Development
– Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Students with Autism
– Introduction to Special Education
– Introduction to Bilingual/Speech/Language Services in MPS
– Milwaukee County Information Panel: Birth to 3 Program, CLTS Waivers,
Family Support Program, Transition/Adult Services
– Play, Creativity and Learning
Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving
nearly 80,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News
and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King International School and Ronald
Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in
the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year,
Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher
than the rate for 2000.












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