Free Ohio Special Education Workshop — IEP, IQ and Achievement

Are you a parent of a child on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)?  Does your child have a learning disability?  If you are confused about the testing reports and documents, you are not alone.  Read on for more information about a free Ohio special education workshop that will help you feel informed about your child’s education.

Linking Your Child’s IQ, Achievement and IEP

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, North Coast Education Services will host a free workshop for parents.  Linking Your Child’s IQ, Achievement and IEP is designed for parents of children on IEPs, but anyone interested in learning more about special education is welcome to join.

A Free Ohio Special Education Workshop

This workshop is being presented free of charge, but registration is required.  (Scroll down for registration details.)  Parents are encouraged to bring along their child’s IEP and ETR (Education Team Report) and to come prepared with questions.

The Evening’s Agenda

At this workshop, parents will learn to:

  • Understand their child’s IQ and academic achievement testing
  • Prepare for IEP meetings and other interactions with professionals at their child’s school
  • Provide tools and tips to help their child succeed
  • Identify elements of effective instruction and accommodations that work

Click here to download our workshop flyer!

Meet the Presenters

This free Ohio special education workshop will be taught by two ladies who have more than 40 years of experience in the field of education.

 Carole Richards, President, NCES

For the past 30 years, Carole Richards has devoted her energies to providing the very best education services possible to children and adults in Northeast Ohio.  She is the author of the much-acclaimed Richards Learning Systems ® (RLS) program, for which she received the NorTech Award for Innovation.  A former Cleveland teacher, Carole is also the President and CEO of the nonprofit Creative Education Institute, who is currently working to bring the RLS video program into the Cleveland schools.  Read Carole’s full bio here.

 Mary Jo O’Neill, M.Ed, Parent Advocate

Mary Jo O’Neill is the founder and director of Creating an Equal Playing Field – an independent practice that helps families of children with dyslexia and other learning differences discover valuable resources and programs available in their schools and in their community. Most recently creating ADVOCATE, which is continuing her passion.  A former classroom teacher, she also initiated and developed the administrative function of the Academic Support Center at Notre Dame College.  Read Mary Jo’s full bio here.

How to Register Today

Registration is required for this free Ohio special education workshop.  RSVP by email to Nikki Claverie by emailing  RSVPs must be received by Thursday, October 12th.  For questions pertaining to the workshop, contact Carole Richards directly at  We look forward to seeing you at our workshop in October!


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