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Upcoming Events


August 29, 2016

Using Mobile Tech as AT: Discover the Possibilities for Students with Disabilities

Southbury, CT

On Monday August 29, 2016, NEAT at Oak Hill Center and the Department of Rehabilitative Services will be hosting a free training for educators, rehabilitation providers and vocational rehabilitation counselors entitled “Using Mobile Tech as AT: Discover the Possibilities for Students with Disabilities.” The training will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza located at 284 Strongtown Road in Southbury, Connecticut.

This training will explore various mobile technology devices and the best ways students can use them to move ahead in the classroom, on the job or in the community.

This training will also be taking place on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus located at 201 Washington Avenue in North Haven, Connecticut.

Registration is free and seating is limited. For more information, visit the event website.

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September 1, 2016

The Power of Positive Parenting

Norwich, CT

On Thursday, September 1, Help Me Grow will be hosting a workshop for providers working with parents of children ages 2-12 entitled “The Power of Positive Parenting.” The workshop will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dime Bank located at 290 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, Connecticut.

The participants will learn about the 5 key principles of positive parenting which can help children develop skills, do better at school, build friendships and feel good about themselves.

Registration is required and participants are asked to bring their own brown bag lunch.

For more information or to register, contact Luz Rivera via email at luz.rivera@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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September 7, 2016

Raising Confident, Competent Children

Putnam, CT

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Help Me Grow will host a workshop for providers working with parents of children ages 2-12 entitled” Raising Confident, Competent Children. The workshop will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Day Kimball Hospital in room (RHF #2) located at 320 Pomfret Street in Putnam, Connecticut.

Participants will learn about the 6 building blocks for success, including learning to treat others with respect, being considerate, independent, good problem-solvers, and having good communication skills and a healthy self-esteem and learn how to help parents and families help their children develop these skills.

Registration is required and participants are asked to bring their own brown bag lunch.

For more information or to register, contact Luz Rivera via email at luz.rivera@ct.gov.

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September 9, 2016

Transforming Young Adult Leaders

Cromwell, CT

On Friday, September 9, 2016, CT Strong will host a workshop for young adults, peer and recovery specialists and other professionals working with young adults presented by Constance Lane Arnold, M.D. entitled “Transforming Young Adult Leaders.” The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell located at 100 Berlin Road in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Participants will learn about self care while assisting others in recovery, restoration and resiliency as well as maintaining personal balance and learning to set professional boundaries while discovering their own limits. They will also learn how to discover CORE beliefs about themselves and life as well as how they impact your ability to provide support and the power of relationships.

For more information or to register, visit the event website.

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September 14, 2016

Webinar

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) will be hosting a webinar entitled “Nature vs. Nurture: Our Brain’s Responses to Conflict.” The webinar will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PT.

This webinar will help us interpret our responses to anxiety and conflict, and learn how to model more effective behaviors to children. Presenters will include Dr. Lesley Cook is Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Dr. Clare Fowler who received her Doctorate on designing dispute resolution systems for small businesses.

Visit the CADRE website for more information or to register.

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October 7, 2016

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.

Sturbridge, MA

On Thursday, October 7, 2016, the HMEA’s Autism Resource Central will host a conference entitled “Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.” The conference will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. and will take place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center located at 366 Main Street in Sturbrige, Massachusetts.

Participants will learn:

  • How to ask and receive evaluations and services that address speech, occupational therapy, psychological, neuropsychological, academic deficiencies
  • The federal laws that give parents the rights to request services for their child
  • How parents can use key words to ignite action by teams of educators on behalf of your child
  • How to have the school district provide and pay for services for your child’s needs
  • Smart IEPs
  • How to build health working relationship with school personnel

Cost of registration is $175 for non HMEA’s Autism Resource Central members and $125 for members. Registration includes text books, continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information visit autismresourcecentral.org.

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October 14, 2016

Raising Resilient Children

To Be Determined

On Friday, October 14, Help Me Grow will host a workshop for providers working with parents of children ages 2-12 entitled “Raising Resilient Children.” The workshop time and location are still to be determined.

Learn about 6 building blocks for children becoming emotionally resilient and learn how to help parents and families help their children cope with everyday feelings, strong emotions and stressful situations and events.

Registration is required and participants are asked to bring their own brown bag lunch.

For more information or to register, contact Luz Rivera at 860-713-5812 or via email at luz.rivera@ct.gov.

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