Meeting Archive:
Webinar on Parent Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)

Meeting Description:
This Webinar will provide an update on the implementation of Response to Intervention in schools across the U.S., the work of the National Center for Learning Disabilities' RTI Action Network, and an overview of the newly released Parent Guide to Response to Intervention. Time will be provided for questions.
Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2011
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Karen Golembeski, Candace Cortiella, Kathleen Whitmire
 Presenter Information
Candace Cortiella
Candace Cortiella is author of the Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI). She is also the author of NCLD's recent report, The State of Learning Disabilities and its comprehensive IDEA Parent Guide. She is the founder/ director of The Advocacy Institute, a non-profit that provides services and products that improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Kathleen Whitmire
Dr. Kathleen Whitmire is the Director of Education Programs and the RTI Action Network for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). She came to NCLD from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association where she served as the Director of School Services in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to that, she held positions at Syracuse University and The College of Saint Rose. She began her career as a school-based clinician in California and New York, where she worked for fourteen years.

Esther Falcetta
Esther Falcetta is a member of NCLD's Parent Leader Team, a group of parents of students with disabilities from around the country who serve in an informal advisory capacity, giving input and feedback on prevailing and emerging issues that stand in the way of children receiving the support they need to succeed. She resides in Pennsylvania where she serves on the PA Medical Home advisory board and PA’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) “Transition to Kindergarten” work group, and also serves as a parent advisor with the PA Consortium for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).