Preventing Discrimination Against Children with Disabilities
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Center for Children’s Advocacy will sponsor a session for families of children with disabilities entitled “Preventing Discrimination Against Children with Disabilities.” The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Stamford Government Center located at 888 Washington Boulevard, 6th Floor Training Room, in Stamford, Connecticut.
Presentations will include panel discussions including attorneys, medical professionals, child welfare advocates and families of children who suffer from unjust discrimination.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Supporting Families of Children with Autism
On Thursday, June 4, 2015, the CT Family Support Network will present a free workshop for families and caregivers of children with Autism presented by PATH Parent to Parent and Family Voices of Connecticut. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 247 Broad Street in Danielson, Connecticut.
Participants will learn about the latest facts regarding Autism, signs to watch for, why early intervention is essential and 10 ways to help a family affected by Autism.
Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Heather Graveline of the CT Family Support Network at 860-546-9289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family and Community Expo
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Windham Public Schools will host a free community expo for families. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Jillson Square located on the corner of Main Street and Jackson Street in Willimantic, Connecticut.
The event will bring together a wide variety or organizations and businesses that have programs, services or products for families. Entertainment throughout the day will include balloon artists, musical performances, dance demonstrations, a moon bounce and crafts and games.
For more information, contact Maria Nazario at 860-465-2386 or Rosie Hernandez at 860-465-2354.
Transition to School
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Stamford Head Start and Early Head Start will host a free workshop for families of children with disabilities presented by the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center entitled “Transition to School.” The workshop will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the CLC Maple Avenue Child Development Center located at 90 Maple Avenue in Stamford, Connecticut.
Participants will learn the important role families have in this process, what to expect at the PPT and ways to share what parents know about their child to help ensure they receive an appropriate education.
The Nuts and Bolts of Special Education
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Oxford Public Schools will host a free workshop for families of children with disabilities presented by the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center entitled “The Nuts and Bolts of Special Education.” The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Oxford High School auditorium located at 61 Quaker Farms Road in Oxford, Connecticut.
Participants will learn how to become more active participants in their children’s education. The workshop will include information on laws relating to special education, preparing for meetings at school and the special education referral process.
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Stamford NAMI will host a free workshop for families of students with disabilities presented by the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center entitled “Transition 101.” The event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Tully Health Center in Conference Room B located at 32 Strawberry Hill Court in Stamford, Connecticut.
Participants will learn about the transition planning process and how they can become more active participants in the process. They will also gain knowledge of the legal requirements of IDEA, the challenges and barriers they may face, the role of the school district, the availability of adult service agencies and the options and opportunities after high school.
Does Your Child’s Attentional Difficulties Interfere with Summer Success?
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, EASTCONN and Willington Pupil Services Department will sponsor a session for families entitled “Does Your Child’s Attentional Difficulties Interfere with Summer Success?.” The session will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hall Memorial Library located at 111 River Road in Willington, Connecticut.
The session will focus on supporting parents in developing simple, specific strategies and routines that will help their children get the most out of summer vacation and transition back to school smoothly in the fall. It will also emphasize the use of visual supports, self-monitoring, and reinforcement to support routines, schedules and good habits throughout the summer.
For more information contact Willington Pupil Services Department at 860-429-1969 or email@example.com.
Dislecksia: The Movie
West Hartford, CT
On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Noah Webster Library will sponsor a free screening of “Dislecksia: The Movie.” The screening will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street in West Hartford, Connecticut.
The documentary features classroom footage along with interviews with celebrities who have Dyslexia. The film advocates for a new approach towards teaching Dyslexic students, urging educators to view Dyslexia as a learning difference, not a learning disability.
Admission is free and seating is limited. For more information or to register, visit the event website.