SAT English Review with Arch Bishop Williams instructor
This 8 week SAT Prep course will help students learn valuable test taking strategies. Students will be able to: Organize thoughts to produce a 3-5 paragraph essay in under 25 minutes, -interpret short and long reading passages and effectively answer critical reading questions, Strengthen their vocabulary, identify sentence errors, Learn composition strategies to effectively answer improving sentences and paragraph multiple choice questions.
We will be spending the next few months finding, interviewing and training YES! Ambassadors in New Jersey and Massachusetts in anticipation of opening YES! hubs soon. If you or someone you know might be interested, please register for an information webinar about the expansion on January 20th. Keep an eye out, more hubs coming soon!
CLICK HERE to register for the webinar
The second is for the Student-to-student
webinar next week:
Have you signed up yet for Learning Ally’s first ever, national student-to-student webinar? You don’t even have to get dressed to attend - Join in your jammies!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST
Registration CLICK HERE
We can also offer you the opportunity to receive the recording and materials to view at your convenience.
Future Viewing CLICK HERE
This webinar series is scheduled for every other month with upcoming topics to include:
• What is Self-Advocacy?
• Exploring Assistive Technology
• Using my Learning Style to Succeed
• Focus on the Positive!
• How do YOU handle it?
• Stand Up and Be Counted!
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Our intensive training seminars will provide you with the necessary tools to become more proficient in using the CPS Model to solve challenging problems. Guided by one of our expert trainers, you will have the opportunity to practice your Plan B skills with other professionals and parents at our Tier 1 Training. If you have attended Tier 1, you can further advance your proficiency in CPS at our Tier 2 Training where you will learn how to use Plan B in the most challenging situations as well as learn how to effectively teach the model to others.
*Tier 1 Intensive Training is intended for parents, mental health clinicians and educators who have some prior exposure and are interested in becoming more proficient in the CPS approach. Read more about our seminars below!
Winter Tier 1 Intensive Training
Sunday, January 25th - Tuesday, January 27th, 2015(EST)
Day 1: 8:30am-5:00pm, Day 2: 9:00am-5:00pm, Day 3: 9:00am-1:00pm
Simches Conference Room | Boston, MA
The Think:Kids Certification Program offers clinicians, educators, and other professionals dedicated to helping challenging kids and their families the opportunity to become certified in the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach. The CPS certification program begins with an initial application. All applicants must have completed CPS Tier 1 and Tier 2 training prior to applying. In addition, the application process involves completing a few requirements.
If accepted into the certification program, participants receive intensive training that includes group and individual supervision, as well as individualized written and verbal feedback. Our aim is to help individuals move through the certification program and become Certified Practitioners within one-year. Participants, who are interested in formally coaching and training others in CPS, can apply to become a CPS Certified Trainer once they have completed the CPS Certified Practitioner track.
Certified Practitioners and Trainers receive access to our Parent Group Curriculum and many Think:Kids materials, including power-point slides for trainers. In addition, we offer post-certification seminars and training throughout the year where ongoing support and education about the model are provided.
Planning A Life is offered on
Friday and Saturday from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Dates for the 2015 school year are:
January 23 & 24, 2015
Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129
Come and Learn About:
Creating a VISION
Person Centered Planning
Transition Requirements of IDEA 2004
Importance of transition assessments
Using the Transition Planning Form to incorporate Transition goals into the IEP
Making connections and networking with other families going through the transition planning process.
For more information contact:
Terri McLaughlin, Transition Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration information contact Wanda Morton at 800-331-0688 or email@example.com, or visit our transition page or download
a Planning A Life Brochure
Senses & Sensibilities: An Inside View on Sensory Issues
A webinar with Stephen Shore
The variation in perception of sensory stimuli for many with autism often causes great discomfort, and the information received may be not even be usable. The aim of this presentation is to enable susceptible individuals and those close to them to avoid and minimize the effect of sensory overload through easy-to-implement solutions, thereby enabling those with sensory issues to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Participants will be able to:
In addition to working with children and talking about life on the Autism Spectrum, Dr. Shore presents and consults internationally on adult issues as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism & Asperger Syndrome, Ask & Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, and the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies. President emeritus of the Asperger's Association of New England (now the Asperger/Autism Network), he serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, for the Board of Directors for Autism Society of America, Unlocking Autism, MAAP, the College Internship Program, and USAAA.
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Fee: $40 per registered email
Please join us for a WebinarMassHealth, and many employer sponsored insurance policies, are not subject to the autism insurance law known as ARICA. There is currently an Open Enrollment period to purchase private insurance policies through the Health Connector "the Connector". Policies purchased through the Connector are subject to ARICA, and provide access to medically-necessary autism treatments, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.
This can be especially helpful for people who need to access treatments covered under ARICA, but whose insurance is not subject to the law. Please review this document. It provides details and instructions for obtaining coverage.
Read our recently updated FAQs
Join the webinar on:
Pr-registration is suggested, but not required. If you are planning to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, our staff is available via phone: 774-455-4056 and email: email@example.com to answer any questions.
Amy K. Weinstock
Autism Insurance Resource Center
NECC (New England Center for Children) Parent Education Series
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism (ARICA)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
iPads: Organization and Communication
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Understanding and Addressing Sleep Problems
of Children with Autism
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I Did it Myself! How to Determine Key Life Skills
for Children with ASD to Learn
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Preventing and Reducing Challenging Behavior
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Why Children with Special Needs Behave the Way They Do: The ABC's of Motivation and Reinforcement
Free and open to the public!
January 20, 6-8P
Bright Horizons Pembroke
334 Old Oak St., Pembroke
Bring what you typically pack in the lunchbox
(no matter how bad)
and learn healthy twists your kids will actually eat, with nationally recognized meal planning expert Susannah Locketti. Susannah's advise has been featured on Food Network, The Doctors and Queen Latifah just to name a few!
A program of South Shore Community Action Council
Come join the Cohasset SEPAC board members and
school liaisons Wednesday morning
(coffee, tea and sweets)
The SEPAC team is here with
years of experience in parenting children with additional needs.
We will try to help you help your student and their siblings,
or just give you parent support.
Most importantly know, you are not alone.
We are a wealth of information for extra services and
activities outside of school as well.
(We can also bring any questions/comments to the school administration or
school committee anonymously if you would like.)
Babies/Toddlers are welcome!
The winter coffee will be held at
Diane Herth's home.
100 Pond St. unit 39
(There is parking up behind the house or park at base of drive by shed if you need to scoot out early.)
If you need help organizing your student's paperwork,
we do have extra 2" binders with tabs and information on what to keep, etc. $18
Cohasset Special Education Parent Advisory Council Board Members and Liaisons:
Diane Herth- Co Chair
Helane Childs- Co chair
Ann Demick- Treasurer
Franchesca Arnold - Liaison Middle/High
Tricia Cifrino - Liaison Deer Hill/Middle
Stephanie Peabody Hudson - Liaison Deer Hill
Barb Stefan - Liaison Osgood
Presented by Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) and sponsored by Cohasset SEPAC.
This workshops explains the different ways people take in and generate information and how those different ways can greatly affect how and whether they succeed in school and in life.
Participants will learn about various learning styles and how they can be understood and harnessed to achieve success in many different environments, including the classroom.
Tuesday, January 13
Paul Pratt Library, Sohier Rd in Cohasset
All Cohasset SEPAC speakers are free and open to the public.
Effective Strategies for working with ADHD
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hanover High School (Multipurpose Room – First Floor)
287 Cedar Street, Hanover
Presented by: Dr. Robert Walker, Healthcare South
Description: ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination of all three. In this workshop Dr. Robert Walker will discuss what ADHD is and what is not and provide parents and teachers with effective strategies to manage related behaviors.
Inattentive symptoms include:
1. Blurts out answers before questions have been completed 2. Has difficulty awaiting turn
3. Interrupts or intrudes on others
Check out our page on the Hanover Schools website at www.hanoverschools.org/community/pac for further information and a calendar of upcoming events.
No RSVP required
Kick Off 2015 with Effective Teaching Strategies
to Help Struggling LearnersLanguage-Based Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success is a 36-hour, 3-credit, online graduate course designed for K-12 general and special education teachers. Taught by a veteran Landmark School faculty member, the course is packed with practical, research-based strategies to help students who struggle with reading, writing, comprehension, verbal expression, and more.
Just a few of the benefits of taking this course include:
LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY ►
Don't miss this conference!
Phone-in registration open until Friday, January 9.
Planning for the future of your child or young adult with Asperger's can be overwhelming. Ideally, we have all created long-term plans in anticipation of future needs. In reality, that's not so simple.
The good news is that the prospects for the future are suddenly brighter!
New laws passed in 2014 will make it easier, for example, to set aside tax-free funds to provide for the long-term care of a loved a one. Legislation was also passed that expands DDS eligibility to cover many in our community who previously would have been excluded.
At AANE's annual Benefits Conference our experts will tell you about new and existing public and private supports that are available and how to obtain them. We'll discuss everything from legal planning to housing options. We'll even host a forms clinic to help you complete the applications for public programs.
Even if you've attended our Benefits Conference in the past, you should plan to attend this year to learn about the exciting new opportunities that are now available.
And who better to tell you about them than your friends at AANE?
WhereLasell College - Winslow Academic Center
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Click here to learn more and register!
Navigating the Massachusetts Public and Private Supports and Service Systems
Saturday, January 10, 2015*
*snow date January 11
Come to our full-day conference for adults with AS/related profiles and parents of adults and older teens with AS/related profiles. Experts will explain the many public and private supports that may be appropriate for adults who live in Massachusetts.
Cost per first AANE member: $85
Cost per nonmember: $135
Cost per each additional family member: $55
Get more information Register Now!
Join us to hear about Social Thinking!
What is Social Thinking? Come listen and learn about why we use it in school and who benefits from it. We will be discussing social language milestones, red flags, how we use social thinking in the classroom and how parents can use it at home. Please join us.
Come, listen and learn. Sponsored by Scituate SEPAC
When: January 7, 2015 @ WAMPATUCK SCHOOL
Time: 7:00 pm