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Upcoming Events


March 30, 2017

The Inspiring Story of a Rebel Dyslexic Space Explorer

Southport, CT

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, there will be a free workshop entitled “The Inspiring Story of a Rebel Dyslexic Space Explorer.” The workshop will take place at 07:00 p.m. at 214 Main St, Southport, Connecticut.

For more information, contact Dr. Hallie A. Buckingham hbuckingham@eaglehillsouthport.org.

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March 30, 2017

Transition Expo 2017

Meriden, CT

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Hamden and Meriden Public Schools will be hosting a transition expo. The expo will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Four Point Sheraton located at 275 Research Highway in Meriden, Connecticut.

Vendors will include:
Department of Developmental Services (DDS, formerly DMR)
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), DORS/Level Up
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB)
Kennedy Center Travel Training
College Representatives
Social Security Administration
Employment Service Providers
Probate Judge to answer questions: Guardianship, etc.
Division of Autism and many more, over 40 vendors!

For any disability related accommodations needed for your participation in this event, or ANY additional questions please contact::
Stephanie Critch, Transition Coordinator of Hamden Public Schools at SCritch@hamden.org or Deborah Kohan, Transition Coordinator of Meriden Public School at debbie.kohan@meridenk12.org

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March 30, 2017

REACH: Train the Trainer Series: Talking With your Child About Their Disability

Webinar

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network’s (SPAN) REACH for Transition: Resources for Employment, Access, Community Living & Hope will host a free webinar entitled “STalking to Your Child About Their Disability.” The webinar will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This webinar will be presented by Carolyn Hayer & Dawn Monaco, Co-Directors, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network. In this REACH Train-the-Trainer series, participants will learn skills to effectively present the workshop and how to increase their ability to give technical assistance on the topic.

For more information, contact Dawn Monaco at dmonaco@spannj.org. To register, visit the event website.

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April 6, 2017

Sit For Autism: A Training for Short Term Care Providers of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders>

Danielson, CT

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Connecticut Family Support Network and Children and Youth with Special Heath Care Needs Medical Home Initiative will host a free event offered by the Center for Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders entitled “Sit for Autism: A Training for Short Term Care Providers of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” The workshop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Killingly Public Library located at 25 Westcott Road in Danielson, Connecticut.

A Sit Kit containing support materials will be given to all participants.

For more information, call the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders by April 1, 2017 to reserve a spot at 203-392-5929.

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April 28, 2017

Connecticut Prader-Willi Syndrome Conference

West Haven, CT

On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Mac Pact will host the “Connecticut Prader-Willi Syndrome Conference.” The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at West River Hall located at 37 Orlando Street in West Haven, Connecticut.

The conference will include learning the latest updates and overview of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). PWS experts; Dr. Jennifer Miller, Hannah Stahmer and Elizabeth Roof will all be speaking.

If you are a medical provider or parent, this is an amazing opportunity to come hear these leading experts.

For a schedule of the day or to register, visit the event website.

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May 13, 2017

Building a Great Life: 2nd Annual Youth Summit

Bloomfield, CT

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of Connecticut will be hosting the “Building a Great Life: 2nd Annual Youth Summit.” The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Seminary located at 467 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

The summit is open to ages 13-26. Participants will be able to learn more information about healthcare advocacy and educational advocacy as well as have the opportunity to socialize and network and learn more about finding a job.

For more information or to register, contact PATH at info@pathct.org.

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June 2-4, 2017

Camp Erin

Meriden, CT

From June 2-4, 2017, the Cove Center for Grieving Children will host a free weekend for children and families who hav experienced the death of a loved one.

This free, weekend long support camp is designed to help children and teenagers aged 6-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them.

Camp Erin combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support facilitated by grief counselors and trained volunteers. Through interactions with other children and adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief. Camp Erin provides a relaxed, safe and supportive setting for children to express their emotions, share their grief and learn positive coping skills.

For more information on Camp Erin, please contact Camp Coordinator by email at delores@covect.org or by phone at 203-634-0500 ext. 15. Information is also available at www.covect.org.

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