Posts Tagged ‘Special’

We all love to hold those great parties where everyone comes to have a good time. This could be for an extended family or even a business lunch where employees or executives all gather in one place to discuss future business etc. Whatever the event, it is clear that some form of expert help is needed to make the party go with a swing. To see what is available in the local area, try looking up ‘BBQ catering’ or ‘corporate catering’ online this should bring up many selections to choose for sure.

Although we all have favorite foods that we would like to have served at some functions, the experts will have firsthand knowledge of what will be acceptable at the venue depending on what message is being put across. For example, family gatherings could have big bowls of hot chili dishes with great salads and breads available too. But this may not be the look that needs to be projected if there is big business to be discussed.

At these events, something a little more sophisticated may be needed, like shrimps or oysters etc, and these will certainly need more careful handling than other foods. Whole rafts of ice may be needed to keep everything chilled since no one wants to remember the bad food poisoning they got from some affair or other so this may just be where professionals have the edge over the amateur event planner.

Indeed, it is the planning which makes or breaks these special events and so much has to be done beforehand to ensure smooth sailing on the day. The event may be attended by literally thousands of people so it is imperative to make sure that there is enough food to go round too. One thing that most people forget is that there will most certainly be vegetarians around too and if there is no main dish for this section of the group, a good impression will not be had for sure.

The decorations used for the event are also important since the company may be looking for business from attending parties. The company colors are sometimes incorporated, if appropriate, and it is important not to overdo the choice of color since this could make the whole thing look rather messy.

Finishing off the tables with fine china and silver cutlery may be just a little too much if the affair is less formal but if the company wants to be remembered then they will certainly need the experts to suggest ways of doing this. Add fine wines or imported hard liquor and those who know about such things will be very impressed indeed.

The venue itself is important too and many companies these days are hiring wineries or such places for their big days of celebration. The effect of very old buildings and wonderful fields full of grapes sets a lovely atmosphere for those attending and the participants even get a free tour if they so wish. This truly is a great way to show appreciation or just to drum up some extra business along the way.

Stewart Wrighter plans on using a Roseville BBQ catering for his company’s retreat this summer. He recently hired a Sacramento corporate catering company to provide food and drinks for a Christmas party for the employees.

First, it is important to understand that Special Education services are meant to help your child succeed as a student and as an individual. Hopefully it is no surprise when your child is referred for Special Education Services. This referral can come from you, the teacher or anyone else who works with your child. Once your child is suspected of having a disability or believed to require extra services, a referral is placed.

What is a referral? Paperwork is submitted to a team called the CSE or Committee on Special Education. Generally the team consists of teachers, the school psychologist and other people who work with your child. What you may or may not know, the most valuable member of the CSE is the parent. After all, you know your child best!

Once the referral is received, the student is evaluated. Different members of the CSE meet with your child and evaluate through observations, and various assessments. It is important to note, that this can NOT happen without your consent. Usually, the initial evaluation includes: a physical examination, psychological assessments, social/emotional history, observation of your child in their classroom and any other appropriate assessment. This could also include speech and/or language, behavior evaluation etc.

Once the evaluation has been completed, a CSE meeting will be scheduled. It is important that the parent be present and is aware of their rights. At the CSE meeting, the results of the evaluation will be discussed and recommendations will be made. If you disagree with the results, you have the right to request that an outside agency evaluate your child, at the expense of the school district.

If your child is eligible to receive special education services, the Committee must select a disability category that is most appropriate for your child. Again, if you disagree with the committee, you have the right to seek mediation.

Once your child is deemed eligible to receive services, the committee will be responsible for developing an IEP or Individual Education Plan for your child. When creating your child’s plan, their strengths and needs will be taken into consideration. The IEP will document goals that your child will attempt to meet with the support of special education services. The IEP will also indicate where the services will take place. It is important to note that Special Education services are based on a spectrum that ranges from the least restrictive environment or LRE to the most restrictive environment.

Once the IEP has been implemented, you should receive written progress reports documenting how your child is progressing with their goals. Once a year, the CSE will meet to review the IEP. Every three years, a reevaluation will take place, similar to the initial referral to CSE to determine if your child still requires the support of Special Education services.

Hopefully this has “unpacked” the special education process for you.

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Dr Sanjay Gupta: Weed - CNN Special Documentary

Sanjay Gupta MD is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

A media personality on health-related issues, he is best known as CNN’s multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent, hosting the network’s weekend health program Sanjay Gupta, M.D., and making frequent appearances on their American Morning, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360° programs.

…From 1997 to 1998, he served as one of fifteen White House Fellows, primarily as an advisor to Hillary Clinton. In January 2009, it was reported that Gupta was offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama administration, but he withdrew his name from consideration. In January 2011, he was named “one of the 10 most influential celebrities” by Forbes magazine.

…Gupta is an Emory Healthcare general neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital and has worked on spine, trauma and 3‑D‑image-guided operations. He has published medical journal articles on percutaneous pedicle screw placement, brain tumors, and spinal cord abnormalities. He is licensed to practice medicine in New York, Michigan, Georgia and South Carolina.

~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Gupta

Sanjay Gupta: ‘Why I changed my mind on weed’ ~ http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/

Sanjay Gupta: ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana’ ~ http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/05/health/gupta-medical-marijuana/

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Filing An Article 78 Petition

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