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Upcoming Events


June 22 & 23, 2016

2nd Annual Summer Symposium Series: Secondary Transition

West Hartford, CT

Beginning on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the State Education Resource Center will be hosting a symposium focused on helping school districts improve their secondary transition practices. The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 22nd at the UCONN Greater Hartford Campus located at 1345 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, Connecticut.

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UCONN Greater Hartford Campus as well.

Topics include

  • Transition Assessment
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Creating Effective Transition IEPs
  • Assistive Technology
  • Self Advocacy/Soft Skills
  • Employment Options
  • Working with Adult Service Agencies
  • Transition for Individuals with ASD
  • WIOA

Deadline for registration is June 10, 2016. Cost for registration is $50.00 for this two day event.

Please visit the event link for more information or to register.

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June 25, 2016

“I Hear a Red Crayon” – A Conversation with the Author Bonnie Feuer

Wallingford, CT

On Saturday, June 25, 2016 Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) will host a free book reading of Bonnie Feuer’s book “I Hear a Red Crayon.” The book signing will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Wallingford Public Library located at 200 N Main Street in Wallingford, Connecticut.

This book focuses on the siblings of individuals with autism. Bonnie knows personally about growing up with a sibling on the spectrum– its challenges and glories. She will have books available at the event to purchase as well.

For more information or to register, contact ASRC at 203-265-7717.

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June 25, 2016

A Saturday Seminar Series: Autism Parent Boot Camp TRANSITION: OMG!

South Windsor, CT

On Saturday, June 25, Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) will host its final of four sessions of “A Saturday Seminar Series: Autism Parent Boot Camp TRANSITION: OMG!” This series is intended for parents, caregivers, guardians and grandparents and is also good for educators, teachers, community providers and professionals. The workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at South Windsor Youth and Family Services located at 150 Nevers Road in South Windsor, Connecticut.

This interactive planning workshop will allow participants in small groups to work with a transition consultant to help create personal “to do” lists that can be implemented immediately to begin the journey to adulthood. No matter what age your child is, there are steps you can take.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact ASRC at 203-265-7717 or e-mail info@autismconnecticut.org.

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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 3, 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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