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Upcoming Events


February 12, 2018

Desensitization: Helping Your Child Navigate Doctor, Dentist, and Haircut Appointments

Old Lyme, CT

On Monday, February 12, 2018, LEARN will host a parent/family workshop entitled “Using Visual Supports at Home to Support Your Child’s Independence.” The workshop will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LEARN located at 44 Hatchetts Hill Road in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Many students with sensory challenges have difficulty with routine appointments for medical and personal hygiene visits. In this session, participants will learn strategies to help their child get ready for and attend personal appointments.

All LEARN parent/caregiver workshops are open to families in the LEARN region. Workshops are FREE. Registration is required. Follow us on Facebook for more info and details. Register Online or by Phone: www.learn.k12.ct.us 860-434-4800 x.134.

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February 13, 2018

Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

West Hartford, CT

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) will host a presentation by Tenney Hajnal, Director of Autism Services Vantage Group entitled “Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).” The presentation will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Westfarms Mall Community Room located at 1500 New Britain Avenue in West Hartford, Connecticut. You can enter by California Pizza take elevator to 2nd floor.

This presentation will review the basic science of Applied Behavior Analysis, general terms and why ABA is so effective for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn about insurance funding and how to obtain services. A brief Questions and Answers session will complete the program.

For more information, contact ASRC at 203-265-7717 or via email at info@CT-ASRC.org.

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March 10, 2018

LEARN Disability Summit

Uncasville, CT

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, LEARN Student Support Services will be hosting the 2nd annual Disability Summit. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Convention Ceter located at Mohegan Sun Casino at 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT.

Last year’s event featured over 80 community and statewide organizations and resources for families of children with disabilities form birth to age 21. -Special guest appearances by Daniel Tiger and Katterina Kittycat of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The event will also include FREE raffles for tickets to area attractions. Informative presentations throughout the day for parents/caregivers.

Please contact Lois Eldridge leldridge@learn.k12.ct.us Jen Sullivan jsullivan@learn.k12.ct.us at LEARN Student Support Services at 860-434-4800 x134 with questions.

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March 14, 2018

Connecticut’s Achievement Through Technology

New Haven, CT

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, CT Tech Act Project with the support of Southern CT State University, Center for Educational and Assistive Technology & EASTCONN Assistive Technology and Transition Services will host “Connecticut’s Achievement Through Technology.” The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southern CT State University, Student Center located at 501 Crescent Street in New Haven, Connecticut.

Conference participants will enjoy full day participation in workshop sessions, designed into 3 tracks: AT and Employment; Education; and Independent Living. This conference is dedicated conference time to meet with exhibitors and learn the latest about Assistive Technology; participating in a Scavenger Hunt, with chances to win door prizes; Networking with colleagues, making new contacts in the field; and LEARNING how AT can enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities, ages 14 through the adult lifespan.

For more information visit the conference website.

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March 21, 2018

The 17th Annual Cooperative Educational Services (CES) Transition Resource Expo

Trumbull, CT

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Cooperative Educational Services will be hosting their 17th Annual Transition Resource Expo. The expo will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 25 Oakview Drive in Trumbull, Connecticut.

The expo will include more than 30 community & state agencies who will be available to provide information and answer questions regarding:

• Transition
• Recreation
• Employment
• Title XIX/Medicaid Waiver
• SSI
• Guardianship
• Estate Planning and Wills
• Travel Training

There will also be a presentation by Brian Smith of DDS called “Charting the Life Course: Creating a Vision for Your Child’s Future.” Life Course Planning is a framework that utilizes visual graphics to facilitate discussion and organize information in a meaningful format. The process was originally created BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life. Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to think about life experiences that will help move them toward an inclusive, productive life in the future.

The snow date will be March 28th.

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March 27, 2018

Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center

Hartford, CT

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Connecticut Science Center will be hosting a sensory friendly day where they will be lowering the volume and dimming the lights to accommodate groups and families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. Visitors will be able to enjoy tons of activities, arts & crafts, as well as LIVE Gallery Science demonstrations all without the usual loud sounds and bright lights.

Tickets are $14 online in advance or $16.95 at the door. 1:1 aides are always free. For more information, contact Brit Montmeat at (860) 520-2112.

Buy tickets here.

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April 5, 2018

Strategies for Supporting Your Child’s Speech & Language Development at Home

Old Lyme, CT

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, LEARN will host a parent/family workshop entitled “Strategies for Supporting Your Child’s Speech & Language Development at Home.” The workshop will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LEARN located at 44 Hatchetts Hill Road in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Presented by a Speech and Language Pathologist, participants will gain an understanding of communication skills their child may be working on at school and strategies to help caregivers continue their child’s growth and development of these skills at home. Any family whose child receives speech and language supports in school would benefit from this workshop.

All LEARN parent/caregiver workshops are open to families in the LEARN region. Workshops are FREE. Registration is required. Follow us on Facebook for more info and details. Register Online or by Phone: www.learn.k12.ct.us 860-434-4800 x.134.

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