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Upcoming Events


April 29, 2016

Technology Training

Norwalk, CT

On Friday, April 29, 2016 the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will host a presentation for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their family members and DDS stakeholders. The training will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Norwalk Community College located at 188 Richards Avenue in Norwalk, Connecticut.

The presentation is designed to increase personal communication. enhance communication among team members, make learning easier and faster and help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to become more independent at home, at work, at school and while recreating in their local community.

For more information about the presentation please contact Dianne Gill at dianne.gill@ct.gov.

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April 30, 2016

Parent Leadership Conference

East Hartford, CT

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Connecticut SEPTO Alliance will host their 5th Annual Parent Leadership Conference. the conference will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tastebuds Banquet Facility located at 1450 Main Street in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Conference topics will include:

  • Laws and regulations affecting students with special needs
  • Your legal rights and your school’s obligations
  • Best practices for communicating with teachers and school administrators
  • Estate planning for families with children who have special needs
  • Ideas for parent empowerment

Presenters will include:

  • Attorney Andrew Feinstein
  • Attorney Melanie Dunn
  • Attorney Susan Morton
  • Attorney Jillian Griswold
  • Attorney Sarah Moriarty
  • Host, Kevin Daly

Registration is required. Fee for registration is $30.00 per person. If your group is a member of the Connecticut Special Education PTO Alliance, registration is $25.00 per person. A limited number of scholarships registrations are available at no cost.

To register, email your name and contact information to info@septoalliance.org. The registration fee will be collected at the door the day of the conference.

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April 30, 2016

Kindergarten Grand Finale Celebration

Hartford, CT

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Hartford Public Library will host a Kindergarten Grand Finale Celebration for families with children birth to 5 year old. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library at the Downtown branch on the Main Floor in the CC Room located at 500 Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

The event will include fun activities and gain information to help your child get ready for school.

For more information, contact 860-695-6330.

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May 2, 2016

Bookshare: A Conversation with President Betsy Beaumon

Westport, CT

On Monday, May 2, 2016, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities and the Westport Public Library will host a free presentation by Bookshare President Betsy Beaumon. The presentation will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Westport Library in the McManus Room located at 20 Jesup Road in Westport, Connecticut.

Betsy will be talking about Bookshare and how it allows students with demonstrated reading challenges to upload free digital books to their electronic devices.

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May 3, 2016

Building on the Spectrum

Newington, CT

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Autism Families CONNECTicut will begin their program “Building on the Spectrum.” The program will take place at Autism Families CONNECTicut from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. located at 600 North Mountain Road in Newington, Connecticut.

This four week long program is designed for children age 7-12 years old on the autism spectrum. Siblings are welcome to participate as well.

Dates

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cost per participants is $30.00.

Visit the event website to register.

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May 4, 2016

Endangered Play, Endangered Development: Why Play is Even More Important in the 21st Century

New Haven, CT

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, there will be a presentation for educators, parents, students and members of the community by Diane Levin, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College entitled “Endangered Play, Endangered Development: Why Play is Even More Important in the 21st Century.” The presentation will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Yale University School of Management located at 165 Whitney Avenue in the Zhang Auditorium.

For more information or questions contact carla.horwitz@yale.edu.

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May 5, 2016

Your Rights, A Discussion

Waterford, CT

On Thursday, May 5, 2016 Families Supporting Families and the Waterford Police Department will host a free presentation by Lt. David Burton on the rights of youth and parents. The presentation will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Waterford Country School in Safe Home B located at 947 Vauxhall Street Ext. in Waterford, Connecticut.

For more information, to RSVP or to reserve child care, please contact Families Supporting Families at 860-265-6302 or via email at semhsocfab@gmail.com.

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May 6, 2016

The 10th Annual Autism Education Conference (AEC)

Waterford, CT

On Friday, May 6, 2016, The Light House will host its 10th Annual autism Education Conference (AEC) for educators, service providers and caregivers. The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Langley’s Great Neck Country Club located at 28 Lamphere Road in Waterford, Connecticut.

Participants will get to take part in an all-day interactive workshop on Social Thinking with award-winning educator Robin Fox and Dr. Barbara Hughes, a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist.

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to register.

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May 6, 2016

Thompson’s 10th Annual Early Childhood Fair

North Grosvenordale, CT

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, TEEG will be hosting an Early Childhood Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Thompson Public Library located at 934 Riverside Drive in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut.

Thompson’s Early Childhood Fair provides parents and children with the opportunity to get familiar with local programs and services.

This event is rain or shine.

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May 9, 10, 12 & 13, 2016

Connecticut Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Action Plan Community Discussions

North Haven, Litchfield, Windsor and Old Lyme CT

On Monday, May 9, 2016 the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, United Way of Connecticut and the ECCS Advisory Committee will begin holding community discussions around the state. The first presentation will take place at from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Energize Connecticut Center located at 122 Universal Drive in North Haven, Connecticut.

The discussions are a place for early childhood educators, family care providers, early childhood community members, stakeholders and families to have a voice in the process of improving Connecticut’s plan for developmental monitoring and screening and linking to services in a way that works for families, communities and Early Care and Education (ECE) programs.

Other Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Education Connection located at 355 Goshen Road in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Windsor Public Library located at 323 Broad Street in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at LEARN located at 44 Hatchetts Hill Road in Old Lyme, Connecticut

For more information, please contact Heather Spada at heather.spada@ctunitedway.org or via phone at 860-372-4240.

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May 16, 2016

Technology Training

New Haven, CT

On Friday, April 29, 2016 the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will host a presentation for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their family members and DDS stakeholders. The training will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New Haven Free Public Library-Fair Haven Branch located at 182 Grand Street in New Haven, Connecticut.

The presentation is designed to increase personal communication. enhance communication among team members, make learning easier and faster and help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to become more independent at home, at work, at school and while recreating in their local community.

For more information about the presentation please contact Dianne Gill at dianne.gill@ct.gov.

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May 23, 2016

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism and Related Disabilities

Central Village, CT

On Monday, May 23, 2016 the Northwest System of Care Family Advisory Board, Parent Advocacy Collaborative Team and Parents Supporting Each Other will be hosting a presentation for parents, professionals and community members by Barry M. Prizant, Ph. D. entitled “Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism and Related Disabilities.” The presentation will take place at Plainfield High School in the auditorium located at 87 Putnam Road in Central Village, Connecticut.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact 860-564-6401

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June 15, 2016

Technology Training

Southbury, CT

On Friday, April 29, 2016 the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will host a presentation for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their family members and DDS stakeholders. The training will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Southbury Training School Pavilion located at 1461 South Britain Road in Southbury, Connecticut.

The presentation is designed to increase personal communication. enhance communication among team members, make learning easier and faster and help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to become more independent at home, at work, at school and while recreating in their local community.

For more information about the presentation please contact Dianne Gill at dianne.gill@ct.gov.

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September 3, 2016

Bye Bye Birdie

East Haddam, CT

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, the Goodspeed will host an autism friendly performance of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The performance will take place at 3:00 p.m. at The Goodspeed located at 6 Main Street in East Haddam, Connecticut.

This performance will be performed with a special audience in mind, people with sensory processing issues. This family friendly performance is designed and intended for those who are on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory related issue such as PTSD. The theater environment will be altered providing a safe, friendly, comfortable and judgement-free zone that is welcoming for all.

For questions regarding the performance contact Kate Micari at 860-873-8664 x. 316.

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