Your Somerset PACE 2010-2011 schedule of events

Somerset P.A.C.E

(Parent Advisory Council for Education)

P.O Box 133 Somerset, Ma. 02726

For more information go to

2010-2011 SCHEDULE

All Meetings Are Free and Open to the Public!

October 14th- 5:00-6:30pm Understanding Special Education presented by the Special Education Directors from Somerset, Swansea, & Seekonk @ the Joseph Case Jr. High School @ 195 Main St . Swansea MA.

January 27th6:30-8:30pmDr. Jack Conboy Presents Simple Behavior Plans for children with ADHD and other Behavior Disorders! **Dr. Jack Conboy; Professor of Psychology from UMASS; will cover how to understand the function of behavior in order to implement an affective Behavior Plan. This presentation will benefit both parents and educators. . Extended Q&A. @ The Old Town Hall 1486 County St. Somerset. 02726

February 17th – 6:30-8:30pm – Special Education Law- Beyond Basic Rights! by Steve C. Imber, Ph.D , National Presenter and is President of Psychoeducational Consultants while serving as an active Independent Educational Evaluator- @ The Somerset Middle School 1141 Brayton Ave. Somerset. 02726

March 3rd – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum: In Inside View Towards Success by Professor Stephen Shore! Stephen Shore presents and consults internationally on Autism and is the author of several books- Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies, and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.

@ The Somerset Middle School 1141 Brayton Ave. Somerset. 02726

April 28th – 6:30 – 8:30 UNDERSTANDING Developmental Disabilities and Disorders ! Where your Child/Student should be and how to help them! @ by Dr. Jeanine Audet, from the Fernandes Center for Child and Families @ The Old Town Hall 1486 County St. Somerset. 02726.

May 24th- 6:30-8:30Understanding and Helping Easily Frustrated, "Chronically Inflexible" Children Dr. Ross Greene Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Author of the Explosive Child will give an overview of the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach in helping children at both Home and School. @ The Somerset High School 270 Grandview Ave Somerset, MA

June 30th – 6:30-8:30 PACE Nominations for 2010-2010, review of the past and preparing for the future. J The Old Town Hall 1486 County St. Somerset. 02726

Co- Presidents; Melissa Terra; @ 508.642.7553 or simplylovely29 &

Krysten Callina @ 508.454.5387 or email us @

Co-Vice-Pres.; Theresa Abrams –gtabrams23 & Shelly Medeiros – shellyanne70

Co- Secretaries; Erin Darowski — erindarowski & Rebecca Desmaris – jjnre

Treasurer; Laurie Donatella – laud1098

Somerset PACE is a parent run information organization established as a resource for support and networking for parents/guardians and interested parties in Somerset, who have children with special needs, disabilities, or learning disorders. We are working toward the understanding and educational supports for all children with special needs and learning differences in Somerset and our surrounding communities. We welcome anyone interested in learning how to support those with special needs or to share information to attend our meetings. J Somerset PACE fulfills the requirement for the Massachusetts State Mandate on PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS

603 CMR 28.00 Special Education 28.07 Parent Involvement (4) Parent advisory participation. Each school district shall create a district-wide parent advisory council offering membership to all parents of eligible students and other interested parties. To read the entirety on this mandate go to

Certificate of Attendance available only by request. Please call in advance.



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