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Upcoming Events


February 22, 2017

Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate

Branford, CT

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Epilepsy Foundation will be hosting a workshop presented by the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center entitled “Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate.” The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Therese Church located at 105 Leetes Island Road in Branford, Connecticut.

Participants will learn how to effectively communicate with your child’s school and advocate for your child’s appropriate education. Participants will learn tips on preparing for meetings with teachers, clearly communicating questions and goals, and how to foster positive relationships with your child’s teachers.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Monica of the Epilepsy Foundation at 860-346-1924 or via email at monica@epilepsyct.org.

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February 23, 2017

Developing the Individualized Education Program

Sandy Hook, CT

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center will host a free workshop entitled “Developing the Individualized Education Program.” The workshop will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Newtown High School in the Lecture Hall located at 12 Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

This training focuses on how parents can be actively and effectively involved in the development of the IEP. Participants will learn the key components of an IEP and will become familiar with current Connecticut IEP forms. The workshop will offer guidance about developing measurable goals and tips for monitoring a student’s progress.

For more information or to register, visit the event website.

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February 28, 2017

Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs

Glastonbury, CT

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the CT Family Support Network will be hosting a free presentation entitled “Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs.” The presentation will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glastonbury High School in the Library located at 330 Hubbard Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

The presentation will offer parents an opportunity to meet representatives from local and statewide camps and local recreations programs to learn what is available for children with Special Needs during the summer months.

This event is no charge for families. Registration is required. For questions or to register, contact: to Pat Stavola at pstavola@ctfsn.org or 860 416-3110.

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March 11, 2017

Disability Summit

Uncasville, CT

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 LEARN will host a a Disability Summit from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center located at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Resources and professionals will be on hand with valuable information for Birth to Secondary Transition.

Details on the breakout sessions will be available soon.

Registration begins December 2, 2016. For more information contact LEARN at www.learn.k12.ct.us.

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March 15, 2017

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)

Webinar

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Epilepsy Foundation will host a webinar entitled “Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES).” The webinar will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Participants will be introduced to psychogenic non-epileptic seizures by presenter Lorna Meyers, Ph.D.

Registration is required for each session no later than 2 days prior to the program date. Registration is accepted either by email monica@epilepsyct.com or by phone 860-346-1924. You will then be sent a link to access the webinar by email.

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March 15, 2017

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)

Webinar

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Epilepsy Foundation will host a webinar entitled “Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES).” The webinar will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Participants will be introduced to psychogenic non-epileptic seizures by presenter Lorna Meyers, Ph.D.

Registration is required for each session no later than 2 days prior to the program date. Registration is accepted either by email monica@epilepsyct.com or by phone 860-346-1924. You will then be sent a link to access the webinar by email.

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March 22, 2017

CES Transition Resource Expo

Trumbull, CT

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.) will host a resource expo. The expo will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CES located at 25 Oakview Drive in Trumbull, Connecticut.

This is a valuable opportunity to inform parents, students and educational staff of services and programs your agency offers to individuals with disabilities as they transition from school to adult services.

More than 30 state and community agencies will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding:

• Transition
• Recreation
• Employment
• Title XIX/Medicaid Waiver
• SSI
• Guardianship
• Estate Planning and Wills
• Travel Training

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March 22, 2017

Families as Advisors: How to Tell Your Story

Branford, CT

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the Epilepsy Foundation will be hosting a workshop entitled “Families as Advisors: How to Tell Your Story.” The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Therese Church located at 105 Leetes Island Road in Branford, Connecticut.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Monica of the Epilepsy Foundation at 860-346-1924 or via email at monica@epilepsyct.org.

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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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May 13, 2017

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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