Parents Rights Workshop 2015 Announcement

Somerset and Somerset Berkley Regional School District

Parent Rights Seminar

Sponsored by Somerset K-8

Parent Advisory Councils

Presenter: Craig Haller, Special Education Advocate

Haller Advocacy

Somerset Berkley Regional High School

Distance Learning Center

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

6:00 PM

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Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Just a reminder that this workshop with the Federation for Children with Special Needs is tomorrow night! We have over 80 registrants, so plan to get there early and carpool if possible for ease of parking. Please enter the building at the 2nd entrance nearest to the administrative offices. Registration tables will be at this entrance. Sign in, and then proceed to the mini auditorium is through the first hallway on the right hand side.

Workshop: Basic Rights in Special Education

Description: This workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Date/Time: 1/28/2014, from 7pm-9pm

Location: North Elementary School mini auditorium, 580 Whetstone Hill Rd. Somerset

Presenter: Miriam Scrivener, Federation for Children with Special Needs

RSVP: Krysten Callina, somersetpace or by using this form http://tinyurl.com/pydoxrq

**CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE MEETING**

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Somerset PACE PO Box 133
Somerset, MA 02726
(508) 812-0736

Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Mark your calendars!

Workshop: Basic Rights in Special Education

Description: This workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It is designed to help parents learn how to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide the child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

Date/Time: 1/28/2014, from 7pm-9pm

Location: North Elementary School mini auditorium, 580 Whetstone Hill Rd. Somerset

Presenter: Miriam Scrivener, Federation for Children with Special Needs

RSVP: Krysten Callina, somersetpace or by using this form http://tinyurl.com/pydoxrq

AANE Workshop: Is It Asperger’s or Is It Adolescence?

Welcome to the Teen Years:
Is It Asperger’s or Is It Adolescence?
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 noon

AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA

Parents often ask two big questions about their teens: “Who is this person living in my house?” and “Is this behavior because of Asperger’s, or is this what all teens are like?” This workshop addresses both those questions. We cover adolescence and puberty and the special challenges it presents for teens with AS, as well as what you can-and cannot-do to help your teen meet those challenges. We also address parent/teen relationships and offer strategies to strengthen communication. Lastly, we focus on the information you need in these years to aid in your teen’s transition to adult life, and how AANE can help.

Presented by Erika Drezner, MSW, Coordinator of Child and Teen Services, AANE

Fee: $40 AANE member; $55 Non-member

Click here to register

No walk-ins. Advance registration with payment is required one week before the scheduled date. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. For registration after the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the workshop is still being held and if space is available.

 

AANE Workshop for Parents: Helping Your Child Make Friends

Helping Your Child Make Friends
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 noon

AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA

Many parents report that their children have difficulty making friends and maintaining friendships. This workshop addresses the reasons our kids have difficulty in this area, and how parents can help their children learn friendship skills. We take parents step by step through the whole process, from the types of friendships, to where to meet potential friends, to planning a get-together with a friend. We cover the skills children need to socialize successfully, and what to do when conflicts arise in a friendship. Special attention will also be paid to your experience as a parent guiding your child.

Presented by Erika Drezner, MSW, Coordinator of Child and Teen Services, AANE

Fee: $40 AANE member; $55 Non-member

  Click here to register 

 No walk-ins. Advance registration with payment is required one week before the scheduled date. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. For registration after the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the workshop is still being held and if space is available.

Free New Bedford Activities: Easter Seals


Easter Seals Massachusetts is proud to announce the introduction of new programs in New Bedford. The focus of these programs is to support youth with disabilities, their parents and teachers by providing information and instruction on a variety of assistive technology topics.  These programs are made possible in conjunction with a Community Development Block Grant from the city of New Bedford. All activities free to the public.

PROGRAM KICK-OFF DATES for September

 

SEPTEMBER PRESENTATION: ASSISTIVE  TECHNOLOGY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Wednesday 9/26 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Try out various tools such as Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking,

Zoom Text and the Livescribe Pulse Pen.

Learn more about how these tools can aid a student’s learning.

Easter Seals staff will be available for questions and assistance.

 

DROP-IN

Monday 9/24 – 2:30 PM – 4:40 PM

Thursday 9/27 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

iPAD INTEREST GROUP

Wednesday 9/26 – 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Monthly Presentations:   These presentations primarily focus on three key areas: Transition Planning Support; Youth Leadership and improved access and information to the Assistive Technology Regional Centers. All of these presentations will be conducted by ESMA experts.

 

iPad Interest Group : This group will meet once a month at the Easter Seals Assistive Technology Center at 256 Union Street. Here people can meet, share tips and tricks, and learn about new apps in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. An Assistive Technology (AT) specialist will be on hand to provide support and guidance.


Drop-in Days:
 Twice per month individuals can explore a wide range of assistive technology, educational software and transition planning tools. Everyone is encouraged to explore the many AT options available; try out the technology for yourself or bring in your questions and concerns. Again, an AT specialist will be available to assist you.

 

We are very excited about this opportunity and encourage the participation of parents, instructors and especially, students with physical, cognitive or hidden disabilities. Persons of all ability levels are welcome! Please join us the last week of September to learn about the program details and get your copy of the events schedule for the year. Call Jean Des Roches @ 508-992-3128 or email jdesroches@eastersealsma.org

Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Jeff McAuslin

Easter Seals

Director, Assistive Technology

508-751-6448