Special date - Friday May 22nd Get ready for the Summer !
Time to take a few minutes for yourself - to regroup and gather up your support team!
Come to Think of It – Friday May 22, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
A free, open support group for parents of children with 504, on an IEP, or with challenging behaviors.
Come, join us for a supportive, comfortable evening of coffee and conversation.
Hosted and lead by Linda Perry, MA.
Quincy Center for Innovation
3rd Floor Conference Room
180 Old Colony Road Suite 300 Quincy, MA
>Linda Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
"Autism through My Lens" - Film by People with ASD Premieres in Boston May 21st
From Emerson College
May 1, 2015
“Autism through My Lens” premieres at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 21st, in the Bright Family Screening Room of Emerson College’s Paramount Center, at 559 Washington Street in Boston, MA.
This exciting collaboration between the N.E. ARC's Spotlight Program and Emerson College's Dr. Ruth Grossman consists of a series of videos in which young people ages 14-22 with ASD or other social-emotional challenges talk candidly about how they experience the world around them.
See you there!
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 7 - 9:00 p.m.
Many parents report that their children have a hard time making friends and maintaining friendships. This workshop addresses the reasons our kids have difficulty with this particular set of skills and how parents can help their children learn these skills. We take parents step-by-step through the whole process, from the types of friendships children develop, to where to meet potential friends, to planning a get-together with a friend.
Presented by Erika Drezner, MSW
Coordinator of Child and Teen Services, AANE
Location: AANE, 51 Water St., Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Cost: AANE member (one fee for one or both parents): $40
Nonmembers (one fee for one or both parents): $55
AANE member/person (professionals/others): $40
Nonmember/person (professionals/others): $55
You are a member of AANE if you have a paid membership on file. If you are unsure of your membership status, please call Karen at (617) 393-3824 ext. 10 to check. You will not be registered if you pay the incorrect fee.
No refunds or credits to attend another workshop for no-shows. No prorated/reduced fees if you cannot attend the full workshop.
AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. Registrants will be notified by email if the workshop is cancelled.
Erika Drezner is a social worker and a Coordinator of Child and Teen Services at AANE. She joined the AANE staff in 2009. Erika is the mother of two wonderful kids, both of whom are on the Autism Spectrum.
South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, Norwell, Scituate, & Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Kingston, Pembroke, Plympton
“Active Parenting 1,2,3,4”
A FREE Parenting Workshop with Susan West, RN
This is a 3-part training. You must be able to attend all 3 sessions.
Both parents are encouraged to attend however, single parents are also welcome
This program helps parents face the special challenges of caring for children ages 1 to 4. It teaches parents about children’s basic developmental stages, as well as positive guidance techniques such as redirection, learning ways to enhance children’s problem solving skills, praise with intention and the importance of a child’s self-esteem, and parental self-care.
Instructor: Susan West, RN is a Parent Educator for Beth Israel Deaconess and a trained facilitator for Active Parenting Programs
Dates: Mondays: June 1, 8, and 15, 2015 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: South Shore YMCA – Early Learning Center - Hanover
Directions : From the North: Take Route 3 South; Take Exit 13 (Rts 53/123 Hanover/Norwell); At end of ramp take right onto Washington ST/ Rt. 53 S; We are located 1.2 miles down the road, on the left at 1075 Washington Street
From the South: Take Route 3 North; Take Exit 13 (Rts 53/123 Hanover/Norwell);At end of ramp take left onto Washington ST/ Rt. 53 S; We are located 1.4 miles down the road, on the left at 1075 Washington Street
TO REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING
YOU MUST FAX, MAIL or E-MAIL registration form: registration form by May 29, 2015
Preparing for College with Jane & LorreA two-session webinar
Over two evenings, join presenters Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, and Lorraine Wolf, PhD, college disability directors and authors of A Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum, as they talk about the key steps needed for success after high school for students with Asperger Syndrome and related conditions.
Jane Thierfeld Brown is Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She consults at many higher education institutions and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger's Syndrome. She has co-authored three books on the subject: Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults, The Parent's Guide To College For Students On The Autism Spectrum, and Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel. Dr. Brown has three adult children, the youngest of whom is a son on the spectrum.
Lorraine Wolf is Director of the Office of Disability Services at Boston University. Dr. Wolf has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and presented internationally on disability issues in higher education. She is co-author of Students With Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel and is the parent of twin boys, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.
Date: Two Tuesdays: May 19 and May 26, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Fee: $75 per registered email
A recording of this presentation will be made available to paid registrants
within 48 hours of the live session for those who need to review the material or were not able to attend the live event
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Understanding the Law and the Transition Planning Process
Join us for Part 2 of our Special Education Transition Series
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM EDT
Kids Have Stress Too!
Simple Tools to Build Resilience in Kids
A workshop for parents
May 19th 2015
6 - 8 pm at Quest House,
Ames Free Library, Easton
Senate Disability Outreach Day
Massachusetts State House
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:30am - 12:30 pm
Join us at the State House in Boston to visit your Senator to share your concern about funding for four programs: Employment and Day Services, Adult Autism, Family Support and Transportation.
RAVE-O TrainingThe RAVE-O program is a one-of-a-kind, small-group reading intervention that targets serious reading challenges. Its unique, cutting-edge approach balances science and motivation to accelerate learning, close and prevent the achievement gap, and promote fluency, comprehension, and deep reading. RAVE-O instruction is built on the exploration of core words—the sounds, word parts, meanings, connections—and how they function in text. The program integrates phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics, syntax and motivational strategies in order to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge about words .The main premise of the program is that the more students know about a word, the more quickly they can read and understand it which results in improvements in reading fluency and comprehension. Each RAVE-O training provides 12 hours of professional development over two days to prepare professionals to implement the curriculum immediately. Workshops take place at the Center for Reading and Language Research on the Tufts University Campus in Medford, MA and cost $375 (RAVE-O materials are not included with the cost of the workshop. Please visit Sopris Learning to learn more about the RAVE-O toolkit). Here are a list of upcoming training dates at the Center for Reading and Language Research:
To register for the training please visit our website.
World of Careers for Young Adults with Disabilities - Museum of Science May 21st
From Our Space, Our Place
via the Museum of Science Boston
Young people with disabilities, including high school and college students, as well as young adults looking for their first job, are invited to apply to participate in a career exploration workshop.
Learn the details of jobs in today’s workplaces:
Guiding Parents Through School Choice
In cities where traditional school boundaries are fluid and more options, such as charters, have entered the mix of K-12, selecting a school is an increasingly complex endeavor for parents. Recent research shows that an abundance of school choice doesn't guarantee access, and many parents in high-choice cities struggle to find adequate information, transportation, and, ultimately, the right school for their children. But some cities, like Denver, are leading the way in practices to help ease the burden on parents, such as universal enrollment systems and partnerships between districts and charter schools to assist parents in making informed choices. Our guests will discuss the realities, research, and practice of guiding families through choice.
Underwriting for the content for this webinar has been provided by the Walton Family Foundation
Brian Eschbacher, director of planning and enrollment services, Denver school district
Betheny Gross, senior research analyst and research director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington
This webinar will be moderated by Arianna Prothero, staff writer, Education Week
Register now for this free live webinar.
Monday, May 18, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Can't attend? All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible "on demand" for up to four months after the original live-streaming date.
We need your HELP! Dear Decoding Dyslexia member,We are asking that you send this ARTICLE LINK to your State Legislator and those in DC. If you need help finding who your people are CLICK HERE to look them up.
EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO WRITE:
My child has dyslexia but current policies and regulations do not recognize dyslexia.
Please consider this recent research paper and support
MA HB 463
And SB 312
Dear Senator Warren,
You voted No on the Cassidy Amendment and denied students with dyslexia access to teachers trained to address their needs. Students with dyslexia are not identified and teachers are not trained to teach to their needs. Only students with private resources are getting the education they need. This is against FAPE.
Please consider this research and support dyslexic students.
INSERT THIS LINK http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150428141919.htm
"Making Sense of Healthcare Financing: How to apply for MassHealth/CommonHealth"
Date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Time: 6:15pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington, MA
This free workshop gives an overview of the Affordable Care Act and MassHealth/CommonHealth. We will explore pathways to eligilbity, how to access benefits and services, as well as explaining associated costs. This workshop is geared toward parents of children ages 0-19, and the professionals who support them.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Kathy Kerwin Katie Hanley
Brockton Area Arc The Arc of the South Shore
508-583-8030 x224 781-33503023 x2227
Kathy Kerwin email Katie Hanley email
Sponsored by the The Arc of the South Shore and the Brockton Area Arc
NECC (New England Center for Children) Parent Education Series
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!