Think:Kids Tier II training
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 2 Intensive Training
Wednesday, February 25th - Friday, February 27th, 2015(EST)
Day 1: 8:30am-5:00pm, Day 2: 9:00am-5:00pm, Day 3: 9:00am-1:00pm
Microsoft NERD Center | Cambridge, 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.
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!
3 Teachers SAT Prep Class
Cohasset High School, Room 250
Mondays from 6:30-8:30: 2/9 (initial test —ends at 10:00); 2/23 (no session 2/16); 3/2; 3/10 (a Tuesday); 3/16 3/23; 3/30; 4/6; 4/13; 4/27 (no session 4/20)
Mr. Fish, Mr. McCabe, and Mr. Willis are Cohasset AP teachers with over forty years of combined teaching and professorial experience. For over five years they have run the SAT course which covers math, critical reading, and writing.
Interested parties should contact 3 Teachers at
Holding on and Letting Go
A webinar with Michelle Alkon
for parents of individuals with Asperger Syndrome
or related conditions
Parents of teens and young adults with Asperger Syndrome often concentrate on making sure their children have the skills they need to move from school to college or career with great success and independence. This webinar will offer a perspective on supporting your child into that transition, when the relationships and roles between parents and children has to transition as well. A major focus will be on increasing self-understanding, self-advocacy, and the ability to work with others at school, on the job, and in the community.
Michelle Alkon is a coordinator of adult services at AANE. She works with adults with AS and related conditions and their families on a variety of issues including understanding how their disability might impact their lives as they approach challenges with relationships, work, and independent living. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for parents and professionals focusing on AS in adults and has contributed to publications including the Autism Consortium's guide, Transitioning Teens with Autisms Spectrum Disorders and the anthology, Voices of Autism. Michelle has a master's degree in public health from Harvard University, where she learned a lot. She is also the parent of two young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, from whom she learned even more.
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Fee: $20 per registered email
A recording of this presentation will be available
at the close of the class to registered participants
2/3, speaker cancelled due to snow- effective communication with attorney Clare vann will be rescheduled
“Effective Communication and the IEP"
“Effective Communication and the IEP” presented by Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) and sponsored by Cohasset SEPAC will be held on Tuesday, February 3rd from 7-9PM at the Paul Pratt Library in Cohasset.
This workshop addresses the communication skills needed by parents participating as members of the IEP Team. The presentation includes communication skill building techniques to help parents engage effectively in the IEP process through clear concise communication. Participants will learn about pitfalls to avoid and applying best practice strategies to resolve conflict when it occurs. The workshop will be presented by Special Education Attorney, Clare Vann.
Also, the SEPAC website, www.CohassetSEPAC.org, has been updated with many speakers, activities and workshop in the area.
All Cohasset SEPAC speakers are free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
SAT Math Review
Princeton Review certified Bob Beatty, is currently a Math Teacher at Archbishop Williams High School and a retired teacher of Scituate High School, will be doing a 10.5 hours, 7-session math review based on content of the SAT’s.