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Special Education and Restorative Justice
July 21, 2021at10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RJ in the Classroom Institute:
Restorative practices can be extremely useful for helping schools support students with disabilities during this time of uncertainty and disruption of the normal school environment. Participants will explore the current needs of students with disabilities and their families; and identify how restorative practices can be utilized for establishing connections, problem-solving, and creating inclusive, socially connected, and supportive learning environments. Even where there is no formal diagnosis, students have different capacities for sustained attention, social awareness, intellectual cognition, emotional regulation, memory, and expressive and receptive language. This experiential workshop will help teachers, administrators, and special education staff identify and accommodate these differences in both proactive and responsive restorative practices.