Sunday, December 9, 2012

Event Summary for the Week of December 10, 2012

Check out the AutMont Calendar to see all of the activities for this week, as well as those coming up!

Monday, December 10:

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go From Here? (Baltimore)

Tuesday, December 11:

The IEP Process and Parents' Rights

Wednesday, December 12:

Year-End Tax Planning Workshop for Families with Special Needs

Thursday, December 13:

Teleconference: How Will I Know If My Child Is Making Progress?

FBAs and BIPs

MCTransitions: All About Guide Independence Program

Friday, December 14:

Top iPad Picks for Improving Auditory Comprehension

Up for Discussion on AutMont:

Happy Hanukkah!

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The IEP Process & Parents' Rights

The Autism Society of Montgomery County, Maryland; the Arc Montgomery County, and the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County will present a workshop called "Tools for School: The IEP Process and Parents' Rights" on December 11 from 7 to 9 pm.

Josie Thomas of the Parents' Place of Maryland, will present at the workshop. Topics to be covered include: how to request an IEP meeting and evaluations, practical work on writing goals and objective, an explanation of what facilitated IEP meetings are and how to request one, who are the team members, and what to do when something goes wrong. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The workshop will take place at the Arc of Montgomery County (11600 Nebel Street) in Rockville. Call or email one of the following to register for the free presentation: Haydee De Paula (301-984-5777 x1275; hayseed@arcmontmd.org), Liz Roth (301-924-2211; mousetrapliz@earthlink.net), or Kathy Myers (kathy@dsnmc.org).

MCTransitions: All About Guide Independence Program

MCTransitions will hold a meeting about Guide Independence Program on December 3 from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Gayani Ware from Guide Independence Program in Gaithersburg will talk about day programs, residential programs, and employment programs that serve adults 18 and above.

The meeting will take place at the Arc of Montgomery County (11600 Nebel Street) in Rockville.

FBAs and BIPs

The Partnership for Extraordinary Minds will present a speaker meeting about Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans on December 13 from 7 to 9 pm.

Dr. Paul Livelli, Ph.D., will explain functional behavior assessments and how a well-written behavior plan can help children be more successful in school.

Registration is not required. The speaker meeting is free for xMinds members and $15 for non-members. The meeting will take place at the Rockville Memorial Library (21 Maryland Avenue) in Rockville.

For more information, call 301-444-5225.

Teleconference on Tracking Your Child's Progress

The Parents' Place of Maryland will hold a statewide teleconference about "How Will I Know If My Child Is Making Progress?" on December 13 from 7 to 8 pm.

This free workshop will show parents how to look at a variety of data, including information from special education and general education sources and information from outside the school, to learn how to gauge if your child is learning and making progress. Parents will learn how to use this information to help their child.

Register by contacting Rochelle Howell at rochelle@ppmd.org or 410-768-9100 x104. After you register, you will be sent the call-in number for the phone workshop as well as materials and handouts.

Monday, December 3, 2012

College Planning for Students Who Learn Differently

The Nora School will hold a presentation about college planning for students who learn differently on December 5 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Joan Wittan will present on topics ranging from what colleges are looking for, psychoeducational testing, and finding the right fit.

RSVP to Marcia Miller at 301-495-6672 or marcia@nora-school.org. The lecture will take place in the main hall of the Nora School (955 Sligo Avenue) in Silver Spring.

Supporting Anxious Young Children

The Treatment and Learning Centers will present a workshop called "I'm a Little Worried: Supporting Anxious Young Children" on December 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

This training will identify symptoms of anxiety in young children as well as describe the impact of anxiety on the child, parent, caregiver, and school environment. Participants will identify tools for helping children navigate anxious moments as well as learn how to create an environment that encourages expression and management of strong feelings, a task critical for healthy social emotional development.

Register online for the workshop. The fee is $32 up to two days prior to the workshop and $38 after. The workshop will take place at the Treatment and Learning Centers (2092 Gaither Road, Suite 100) in Rockville.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Year-End Tax Planning Workshop for Families with Special Needs

M&L Special Needs Planning, along with the Goldin Group, will present a Year-End Tax Planning Workshop for Families with Special Needs on December 12 from 7 to 9 pm.

Topics will include a variety of topics covering 2013 changes in tax information.

Register online.

The workshop will take place at Goldin Group (4641 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 515) in Bethesda. For more information, email  info@specialneedsplanning.net.

MCCPTA Sped Meeting About Dysregulation

The MCCPTA Special Education Chair Meeting will take place on December 3rd at 7:30 pm. In addition to the regular meeting, there will be a free presentation on dealing with emotional dysregulation.

The speaker will focus on understanding what triggers kids to display a variety of "acting out" behavior at home and at school.

The meeting will take place at Carver Educational Services Center (850 Hungerford Drive) in Rockville.

Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore will hold a workshop called "Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go From Here?" on December 10th from 9:30 to 11 am.

This free workshop will consist of a discussion and question and answer session about getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system and more. This is an introductory training for parents.

Register online for this workshop or call Stacey Duvall at 443-923-7680. It will take place in the 3rd floor large conference room in the Creamer Building (3901 Greenspring Avenue) in Baltimore.

Event Summary for the Week of December 3, 2012

Check out the AutMont Calendar to see all of the activities for this week, as well as those coming up!

Monday, December 3:

BounceU Sensory Bounce

MCCPTA Special Education Chair Meeting and Presentation on Dysregulation

Wednesday, December 5:

Dyslexic Talents in Scientific Discovery, Technological Design and Entrepreneurial Business (DC)

College Planning for Students Who Learn Differently

Thursday, December 6:

Supporting Anxious Young Children

Friday, December 7:

Top Technology Tools to Help Children Who Have Communication, Cognitive, and Literacy Challenges

Saturday, December 8:

Sensory Friendly Film: Rise of the Guardians

Sports Plus Swim Meet and FUNdraiser

Haven Universe: Saturday Night Alive (ages 15 and younger)


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