Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CANCELED: Around the World of Special Education in One Day

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

The Parents' Place of Maryland and several other sponsors will present an all-day conference covering the world of special education on October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workshops will be held in both English and Spanish and will include sessions on IEPs, transitioning youth, managing challenging behavior in school, and much more.

The fee for the conference is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Limited scholarships are available.

The conference will be held at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (7601 Hanover Parkway) in Greenbelt. You can register online. For more information, visit http://www.atwconference.org or call 410-768-9100 x109.

Center for Adults with Autism Workshop

Towson University's Center for Adults with Autism will present its first annual workshop, "Social Participation and Communication Strategies for Individuals with Autism Across the Lifespan," on September 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Speakers at the event include Zosia Zaks, who counsels adults on the autism spectrum and Lisa Crabtree, an occupational therapist and assistant professor.

The cost of the workshop is $45 per person in advance and $50 per person at the door. Light breakfast is included. The workshop will take place in the Minnegan Room at Unitas Stadium at Towson University (8000 York Road) in Towson. Parking is free.

Download the flier and registration form at this link. You can also register online. For more information, call 410-704-4486 or email caasd@towson.edu.

MCTrans Meeting with Senator Karen Montgomery

MCTransitions will hold its next meeting on September 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. At the meeting, Maryland State Senator Karen Montgomery will discuss disability issues and what the Maryland State Legislature is doing.

Senator Montgomery, of District 14, will discuss what is happening with the Maryland Autism Commission (of which she is co-chairperson) and how you can help this year.

The meeting will be held at the Arc of Montgomery County (11600 Nebel Street) in Rockville. For more information, contact Reda Sheinberg at reda.sheinberg@mctransitions.org

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

AutMont Will Be Back Soon!

Hi, friends. I am on vacation and was sure that I would catch up on stuff here at AutMont while I was away, because what else would I do with all my time after my kids go to bed?

But you know what is really, really hard? Taking special needs kids on vacation. I am exhausted. I am going to cry uncle until I am back from vacation.

There are still activities listed on AutMont's Calendar, but I apologize if I miss any additional events happening soon. (Fortunately August is a light month for events.) If I see any relevant events between chasing my kids around airports, I'll try to tweet or facebook them.

Enjoy the next couple of weeks and I'll be back with a vengeance in mid- to late-August!