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Upcoming Events


January

College Steps Information Sessions

Mystic, CT

College Steps, a non-profit 501(c)(3), was founded by a clinical psychologist and a special educator with a simple mission: To empower students living with learning and social challenges through structured post-secondary support. Working closely with high schools, colleges, and families, the emphasis is on peer-to-peer services that build confidence and success.

College Steps partners with more than 10 colleges and universities from Vermont to Virginia and is launching a new partnership with Connecticut College beginning Fall 2019.

Applications are currently being accepted here.

Family Wise Solutions will be hosting College Steps Information Sessions in January at:

4 Broadway Ave Extension, 3rd Floor, Mystic, CT 06355 on:

Friday, January 11th at 12:00 pm and Saturday, January 12th at 10:00 am.

*****College Steps will be providing light fare from Mystic Market.*****

Space is limited, so please RSVP to admissions@collegesteps.org by January 7th to save your seat!

***Important Logistical Information***

Please make sure to put 4 Broadway Avenue Extension into your GPS, NOT 4 Broadway Avenue.

The location is on the 3rd floor of the building and unfortunately there is no elevator access. Please reach out to us at admissions@collegesteps.org if this will not work for you so we can arrange a separate meeting.


November, January and March

Person-Centered Planning: The Various Options to Secure Positive Student Outcomes

Connecticut

Whether you’re a parent or an educator from elementary to high school, you may have many questions about future plans for your students with disabilities. Person-Centered Planning helps guide students and the adults supporting them in answering some of these questions:

 What is my vision for a good year/life?
 How am I going to overcome barriers that I may face?
 What activities and/or services do I need to have to be successful in achieving my goals?
 What do I want to do when I finish school?

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the RESC Alliance, and the State Education Resource Center (SERC) invite families/parents of students with disabilities and educators to learn about a variety of Person-Centered Planning options, including an introduction to Charting the LifeCourse: A New Universal Person-Centered Planning Process.

Registration Questions? Linda Adorno, SERC,
860-632-1485, ext. 241 or adorno@ctserc.org

Content Questions? Missy Wrigley, SERC,
860-632-1485, ext. 397 or wrigley@ctserc.org

A collaboration between Presenters: RESC & SERC Consultants

Audience: Grades K-12: Families/Parents of students with disabilities and Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Fee: None These offerings are IDEA grant-funded activities.

Monday, November 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LEARN, Old Lyme
https://19-20-079.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EASTCONN, Hampton
https://19-20-080.eventbrite.com

Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
ACES, Hamden
https://19-20-085.eventbrite.com

Monday, January 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CES, Trumbull
https://19-20-081.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CREC, Hartford
https://19-20-084.eventbrite.com

Tuesday March 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EdAdvance, Litchfield
https://19-20-083.eventbrite.com


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 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!


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