Alternative Paths Post High SchoolA webinar with Brenda Smith Myles
This webinar will address information that will be important to young adults as they select paths after high school. Specifically, we will address the role of the hidden curriculum in post-school environments, including employment and postsecondary education. In addition, the Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) will be reviewed and specific examples given that apply to work and school for young adults.
Practical and Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety
Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA author of The Behavior Code
7-9PM, Paul Pratt Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset
According to The Anxiety Disorders Association of America one in eight children suffer from anxiety disorders. National Institute of Health (NIH) reports one in four children between 13-18 have experienced anxiety or depression. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must avoid the reward and punishment-based consequences from traditional behavior plans and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. Easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self- regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring will be discussed.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.
Core Competency: Understanding the Growth & Development of Children & Youth
Refreshments served. All Cohasset SEPAC speakers are free to the public.
Transition Planning & Post-Secondary Life The Role of Area Agencies
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hanover High School (Multipurpose Room – First Floor)
287 Cedar Street, Hanover
The transition to adulthood can invoke feelings of uncertainty in both adolescents and caregivers alike. Join us for important and interactive discussion about the role of agencies such as Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in transition planning and post-secondary life for students with disabilities. Topics include eligibility requirements, the eligibility determination process and what supports and services are available.
Presented by: Peter Allard from Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and Maureen Cavicchi from Department of Developmental Services
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