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Upcoming Events


March 26, 2019

Parent Workshop at ASD Fitness Center with Attorney Lawrence Berliner

Orange, Ct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2019

ASD Fitness Center Announces Special Education Law Parent Workshop on March 26

Orange, Conn. —– ASD Fitness Center, a fitness center for individuals on the autism spectrum in Orange, Conn., is hosting a free workshop to inform and empower parents about special education law.

Lawrence Berliner, special education law and disability rights attorney in Guilford and Westport, Conn., is the speaker. Attorney Berliner has been representing children with disabilities and their families for 36 years and founded the Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC in 2011.

This workshop will take place on March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at ASD Fitness Center, 307 Racebrook Road in Orange, Conn.

Parents will learn proactive strategies to effectively advocate for their child’s rights. A Question and Answer session will follow the presentation.

Topics will include:

• Your Child’s Special Education Rights
• Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and the Annual Review
• What to do when your child is struggling and the school is not responding
• The role of a lawyer in the special education process
This workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To register for the workshop, please contact Angela Degrassi, Director at ASD Fitness Center at info@asdfitnesscenter.com or (203)-553-9508.

About ASD Fitness Center:
ASD Fitness Center in Orange, Conn. is dedicated to enhancing the true potential of individuals who are on the spectrum. We raise the bar of possibilities. You can choose from a variety of autism programs, each of which help our members reach their potential. With our International Sports and Sciences Association (ISSA) certified trainers who lead individual and group activities, each member is welcomed by familiar faces all of whom create a positive atmosphere. ASD Fitness Center’s sensory-friendly facility makes each member feel at home.

About the Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC:
Attorney Lawrence Berliner has dedicated his law practice to helping parents pursue their child’s educational rights. With 36 years of experience representing and advocating for children, adults, and families with special needs, Attorney Berliner focuses his practice exclusively on special education law, disability rights law, Section 504, bullying and expulsion related to special education, and practices throughout the state of Connecticut. He is based in Guilford, Conn. and Westport, Conn.

Press contact: Rachel Berliner, Public Relations Assistant at Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC. Phone number: (203)-255-0582. Email address: rachel@berlinerspecialedlaw.com .

Registration Contact: Angela Degrassi, Director at ASD Fitness Center Email address: info@asdfitnesscenter.com . Phone number: (203)-553-9508


February, March, April and May

Winter/Spring Free Parent Information Workshop Series – Presented by Deborah A. Carroll, Ph.D.

Trumbull, Ct

Winter/Spring Free Parent Information Workshop Series
Presented by Deborah A. Carroll, Ph.D.

Dr. Carroll received her B.S. in Psychology from Fairfield University and a M.S. from UCONN in Bio-Behavioral Sciences. She then went on to receive her Ph.D. from UCONN in Psychobiology. Dr. Carroll is currently a Tenured Professor at SCSU and has written several publications. She is also a certified Yoga teacher.

Monday, February 4th 5:30-7:00pm
Advocacy
*Snow date March 18th

Monday, March 4th 5:30-7:00pm
Working with the Community for Summer Programing
*Snow date March 18th

Monday, April 8th 5:30-7:00pm
Transition 18 and beyond

Monday, May 6th 5:30-7:00pm
Special Education Law (w/ Attorney Lawrence Berliner)

Location: The Kennedy Center at 39 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull CT

Self-Care Series
February, March, April & May
Stay tuned for specific dates and times!

*RSVP appreciated/RSVP for Childcare Required *Pizza and light snacks
Amy Dingwall adingwall@kennedyctr.org or 203-332-4535 ext. 293


March 14, 2019

Special Education Parent Forum: Pursuing a Specialized School Placement

Stamford, Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stamford Jewish Community Center to Host Special Education School Forum: Exploring Parents’ Options for Private Schools

Stamford, Conn. (February 25, 2019) —– The Stamford Jewish Community Center (JCC) is presenting a hands-on program for parents titled “Special Education Parent Forum: Pursuing a Specialized School Placement” on March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. A panel of special needs experts will help parents navigate the school process and empower parents in finding the right educational fit for their child who is struggling in school. The Stamford JCC is located at 1035 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, Conn.

This is a unique opportunity for parents to interact with experienced professionals in the special education field. The first part of the program will offer a panel discussion with Attorney Lawrence Berliner and special needs school representatives. The second part of the evening will offer parents the opportunity to engage in break-out sessions with school representatives to obtain more information and find out how the school could best fit the needs of their child.

Special Education Law Attorney Lawrence Berliner, Moderator, will offer his legal perspective and will focus on understanding your child’s special education rights. He will guide parents in finding educational solutions and placements.

Representing Grove School are Sean Kursawe, Principal and Kelly Webster, Associate Executive Director. Grove School is a college-preparatory therapeutic private boarding and day school located in Madison, Conn. for students in Grades 7-12.

Samantha Berg, Director of Admissions and Dr. Benjamin Powers, Headmaster will represent The Southport School on the panel. The Southport School is a private day school located in Southport, Conn. for students with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Grades K-8.

Beth Sugerman, Head of School, and Michelle Rolfe, Director of Admissions will represent Winston Preparatory School’s Connecticut campus. Winston Preparatory school is a private day school located in Norwalk, Conn. for students in Grades 4-12 with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and executive function difficulties.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. To register, please contact Liza Fahey, Inclusion/Special Needs Coordinator at the Stamford JCC at (203)-487-0946 or lfahey@stamfordjcc.org .

Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC: Attorney Lawrence Berliner has dedicated his law practice to helping parents pursue their child’s educational rights. With 36 years of experience representing and advocating for children, adults, and families with special needs, Attorney Berliner focuses his practice exclusively on special education law, disability rights law, Section 504, bullying and expulsion related to special education, and practices throughout the state of Connecticut. He is based in Westport, Conn.

If you would like more information, then please contact Rachel Berliner, Public Relations Assistant at Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC. Phone number: (203)-255-0582. Email address: rachel@berlinerspecialedlaw.com .


March 29, 2019

2019 Achievement Through Assistive Technology Conference

Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT

2019 Achievement Through Assistive Technology Conference

Presented by CT Tech Act Project with the support of EASTCONN Assistive Technology and Transition Services
Connecticut Tech Act Project EASTCONN Where Learning Comes to Life
March 29, 2019
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Hartford Hilton
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103 (MAP)
Phone: (860) 728-5151

Early bird pricing of $125.00 now through January 18, 2019. Registration ends on March 15, 2019.
Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

Visit www.CTtechact.com/conference to register.

Visit our Sponsorship Options page for more details.
Conference participants will enjoy:

Full day participation in workshop sessions, designed into 3 strands: AT and Employment; Education; and Independent Living;
Dedicated conference time to meet with exhibitors and learn the latest about Assistive Technology;
Exhibitor 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, from K-12 and through the adult lifespan.

There will be 25 Exhibitors and 20 Sessions scheduled to run throughout the day.
Schedule at a Glance

8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Vendors
9:00 – 9:45 Opening Remarks & Keynote
10:00 -11:00 Session 1 (4 concurrent sessions)
10:00-11:45 Session 1 (2 concurrent sessions)
11:00 -12:15 Vendors
11:15 – 12:15 Session 2 (4 concurrent sessions)
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch and Vendors
12:30 – 1:15 Vendors
1:00 – 2:00 Session 3 (4 concurrent sessions)
1:15 – 3:00 Session 3 (2 concurrent sessions)
2:00 – 3:15 Vendors
2:15 – 3:15 Session 4 (4 concurrent sessions)
3:15 3:30 Closing Remarks &Door Prizes
The official hashtag for the Achievement Through Assistive Technology Conference 2019 is #ATinCT19

Follow both @CTtechact and #ATinCT18 to stay up to date on conference planning, activities, sessions and more!


May and June

LifeCourse Planning Tools

Connecticut

LifeCourse Planning Tools

Charting the LifeCourse, a universally-designed person-centered planning framework, is a tool to assist individuals and families of all abilities and ages to develop a vision of a good life. Participants in this hands-on learning session will understand the importance of person-centered/futures planning, become familiar with the LifeCourse tools, and how to use them to support the development of the IEP and Transition Planning.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(8:30 a.m. registration)

Bring any snacks and/or lunch as there is no food service available for this workshop.

EDADVANCE
May 9, 2019
4 Mountainview Terrace Ste. 201
Danbury, CT 06810
Register here>> https://ed-advance-community-services-ceap.coursestorm.com/course/life-course-planning-tools-workshop-charting-the-life-course

EASTCONN
May 14, 2019
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247
Register here>> http://registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/16138

ACES
May 15, 2019
205 Skiff St.
Hamden, CT 06517
Register here>> https://www.aces.org/services/professional-learning/workshops

C.E.S.
May 20, 2019
25 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT
Register here>> https://www.ces.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=3431

CREC
June 4, 2019
CREC Central
111 Charter Oak Ave. Rm. 101
Hartford, CT 06106
Register here>> https://www.protraxx.com/Scripts/EzCatalogny/ViewClass.aspx?ID=384095&CustomerID=128

LEARN
June 11, 2019
44 Hatchetts Hill Rd
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Register Here>> https://www.escweb.net/ct_learn/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=123836

For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Deborah Richards at derichards@crec.org or 860-524-4025


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