The MCPS Parent Academy has published their schedule of winter workshops, many of which are of interest to the special education community. Find the entire schedule online and see below for listings of autism-related workshops.
You can register for all workshops online.
January 16, 7-8:30 pm, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—Learn about ADHD and explore strategies and interventions that support academic and social success. Presented by CHADD. Held at North Bethesda Middle School (8935 Bradmoor Drive) in Bethesda.
January 24, 7-8:30 pm, Transition Services: Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Moving from Middle School to High School—This is an introductory session on transition services. Learn about what they are and how you can help your child succeed in high school. Presented by the MCPS Transition Services Unit. Held at Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road) in Silver Spring.
January 31, 7-8:30 pm, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents—An NIH psychologist will take you through the biology behind both normal and excessive anxiety and discuss interventions that can be used at home and in school. Held at Rock View Elementary School (3901 Denfeld Avenue) in Kensington.
February 7, 7-8:30 pm, Social Bullies: Dealing with Exclusion and Cliques—Today's students are using exclusion, rumors, and teasing to bully others. Come and explore these behaviors and discuss strategies for helping bullies, victims, and bystanders. Facilitated by YMCA Youth & Family Services. Held at Newport Mill Middle School (11311 Newport Mill Road) in Kensington.
February 20, 7-8:30 pm, Transition Services: Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Moving from Middle School to High School—This is an introductory session on transition services. Learn about what they are and how you can help your child succeed in high school. Presented by the MCPS Transition Services Unit. Held at Shady Grove Middle School (8100 Midcounty Highway) in Gaithersburg.
February 28, March 7, March 14 & March 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, Special Education: Parents as Advocates and the Family-School Partnership (4 parts)—Learn about the special education process and how to advocate for your child. Topics include IDEA, IEPs, resolving issues, community resources, and support. Learn, network, and share tips with other parents. This is a Parent E.A.S.E. workshop facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. Held at Parkland Middle School (4610 West Frankfort Drive) in Rockville.