Early Childhood Autism Waiver Information Night
New Haven, CT
On Monday, July 21, 2014, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Division of Autism Spectrum Services will host an information night on the early childhood autism waiver. The presentation will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Department of Developmental Services located at 370 James Street in New Haven, Connecticut.
Children between the ages of 3 and 4.6 years old who have a primary diagnosis of autism and a significant impairment in adaptive skills and maladaptive behavior, and who are Medicaid (HUSKY A) eligible, are eligible for the waiver.
The registration deadline is July 16, 2014. Childcare will be available. For more information or to register, contact Chris Damato at 860-418-6106 or Cathy Calway at 860-418-6108.
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.
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.