Free INCLUDEnyc Virtual Talk

Free INCLUDEnyc Virtual Talk


Monday November 20th, 2023, 6:30 – 8 PM

Melinda Burke is back with another informative and resourceful talk for our MT community. This month’s presentation is called “Understanding the IEP”. Melinda will go through understanding the steps to start the special education process and what might come next. She will also help parents review the key actions of the IEP and identify action steps to take to increase your participation in the IEP process. Register for the link here! 

About Melinda: Melinda originally came to INCLUDEnyc as a mother who was trying to understand and navigate the special education system in New York City. She eventually turned that experience into a career, becoming a NYS certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Special Education from City College. Melinda worked for 17 years in NYCDOE’s D75 as a classroom teacher, a SETSS provider, and a Unit Coordinator, followed by several years as a preschool special education teacher. Melinda is especially passionate about the importance of families as part of each child’s educational team. She is thrilled to be helping people with disabilities and their families feel nurtured and supported within their own community while proudly taking their place in the larger world. As an incredible parent and member of our BKCM Music Therapy program, Melinda also is a co-founder of The Bench, a BKCM Music Therapy Parent Support Collective to create community and friendships amongst parents, offering advice, practical information, and emotional support.