Sunday, February 17, 2013

Event Summary for the Week of February 18, 2013

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

Wednesday, February 20:

Parent Academy: Transition Services

Apps, Apps & More Apps

Thursday, February 21:

GTLD Network Student Panel: Sharing What We Learned the Hard Way

Teleconference: School Discipline and Positive Behavior Intervention

Saturday, February 23:

Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair

Saturday Night Alive (ages 15 and younger)

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Conference on Faith, Deafness, and Disabilities

The Archdiocese of Washington will present their Fifth Annual Conference on Faith, Deafness, and Disabilities on March 2 from 7:45 am to 5 pm.

This conference is fully accessible and will be offered in English, Spanish, and ASL. Child care is available for children with special needs.

Register online. The registration fee is $25 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact 301-853-4560 or specialneedsministry@adw.org.

Autism Spectrum Difference: Early Intervention and Support

Weinfeld Education Group and Alvord, Baker & Associates will present a lecture about Autism Spectrum Differences: Early Intervention and Support on March 21 from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Dr. Rebecca Landa, founder and director of Kennedy Krieger's Center for Autism and Related Disorders and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak. She will discuss important intervention ingredients that enhance social and language learning in toddlers and preschoolers with ASD.

The cost of the lecture is $25 through February 28, $35 through March 20, and $40 at the door. For more information, call 301-593-6554 x40 or email malvord@alvordbaker.com. Register online. The lecture will take place at the Universities at Shady Grove (9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building III, Room 3241) in Rockville.

February 2013 SEAC Meeting

This month's meeting of MCPS' Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will be February 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. This month's topic will be the changes planned for the Preschool Education Program (PEP) and services.

These meetings, usually held on the 4th Thursday of the month, include a period of public comments, Department of Special Education updates, and a speaker or discussion.

Meetings are held in Room 127 at the Carver Educational Services Center (850 Hungerford Drive) in Rockville. All are welcome. Babysitting is provided.

Anyone wishing to give public comments must bring five copies of your testimony and contact one of the co-chairs prior to the meeting. Co-chairs are Joan Sabaka (valntine20@aol.com), Anne Turner (adturn88@verizon.net), and Amuthan Kannan (Kannan_Amuthan@hotmail.com).

Teleconference: School Discipline and Positive Behavior Intervention

The Parents' Place of Maryland will hold a teleconference on School Discipline and Positive Behavior Intervention on February 21 from 7 to 8 pm.

This workshop will cover school disciplinary practices and trends, Functional Behavior Assessments, and Positive Behavioral Interventions.

Registration is required by contacting Rochelle Howell at rochelle@ppmd.org.

Student Panel: Sharing What We Learned the Hard Way

The GTLD Network will host a student panel called "Sharing What We Learned the Hard Way" on February 21 from 6:30 to 9 pm.

Marisa Stemple will moderate this panel of successful high school students who will share their journey through high school and discuss their struggles as well as what worked to allow them to succeed.

The panel will follow an hour of networking time from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and will allow time for questions and answers.

The panel will take place at Walter Johnson High School (6400 Rock Spring Drive) in Bethesda.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sensory Friendly Performance of Anime Momotaro at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage will present a sensory-friendly performance of Anime Momotaro on February 17 at 11 am.

The production is adapted from a famous Japanese folktale and is an action-packed, comical production. It is intended for children ages 5 through 10.

Adaptations for this performance will include reduced sound levels and stage lighting, low lighting in the theatre so patrons can see if they need to move around, unsold seats to allow extra room, social stories and other preparatory materials, allowing use of iPads and smart phones being used as communications devices during the production, and designated break spaces.

To purchase tickets or to ask questions, call 301-280-1660. Tickets are available only by phone and are available now.

Additional sensory-friendly performances will take place on May 12 (James and the Giant Peach) and August 4 (Peter Pan and Wendy).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Event Summary for the Week of February 4, 2013

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

Monday, February 4:

BounceU Sensory Bounce

Tuesday, February 5:

Roadmap for Transitioning Planning and a Discussion of Post Secondary Options

Thursday, February 7:

Parent Academy: Social Bullies: Dealing with Exclusion and Cliques

Saturday, February 9:

Saturday Night Alive (ages 16 and older)


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