Transitions: Working with Minimizing Asperger Syndrome Meltdowns
Old Saybrook, CT
On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Asperger’s Parents/Grandparents Support Group will host a presentation entitled, “Transitions: Working with Minimizing Asperger Syndrome Meltdowns.” The presentation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services located at 322 Main Street in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
The presentation will offer information on how family can support children in developing listening and appropriate response skills.
For more information, contact Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services at 860-395-3190.
Eye to Eye’s Lead on Tour
On Monday, July 28, 2014, Decoding Dyslexia CT invites the public to attend an event with Eye to Eye’s Lead on Tour. The event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Team Leaders on the Tour are paving the way across America for the success of younger generations, who are facing exactly what they did: a life of learning with LD/ADHD. Team Leaders will personally demonstrate many of the strategies that benefited them as they climbed the ladder from stigma to success, from being bullied to believed in, and finally to believing in, and advocating for, themselves.
The tour leaders will empower kids, parents, and educators through presentations and interactive art projects. Art is central to the curriculum throughout Eye to Eye and will be here, too, as together, tour participants and leaders paint the picture of a brighter, more optimistic future for all different thinkers.
State Senator Catherine Osten will be speaking at the event. The Senator will outline past and future dyslexia legislation within the State of Connecticut.
For more information on the tour, please visit http://eyetoeyenational.org/tour.html.
Bicycle Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
On August 11, 2014, iCan Bike will begin their Bicycle Camp for Individuals with Disabilities. The camp will run through August 15th and will take place at Pratt Recreation Center at Post Campus of Long Island University located at 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville, New York.
iCan Bike (formerly Lose the Training Wheels), the Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation, and the Center for Community Inclusion at LIU Post will collaborate on this event to teach individuals with disabilities how to independently ride a conventional two-wheeler. The program has a success rate of approximately 80%.
Applicants must be at least 8 years old, have a disability and must bring along a typical peer (friend, neighbor, sibling or relative) who will learn about disabilities, strategies for making their friend/family member more independent, and strategies for dealing with others who are less understanding of differences.
The participation fee is $200 and covers the individual with a disability and his/her friend. A limited number of scholarships will be available. For more information, visit www.icanshine.org.
Back to School: Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Classrooms
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech will present a webinar for professionals working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families entitled, “Back to School: Supporting Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Classrooms.” The webinar will take place from noon to 1 p.m.
Partners in Learning: Supporting Parents of Infants and Toddlers Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech will present a webinar for professionals working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families entitled, “Partners in Learning: Supporting Parents of Infants and Toddlers Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.” The webinar will take place from noon to 1 p.m.