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Upcoming Events



January 12, 2017

Special Needs Planning

Ols Saybrook, CT

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the Connecticut Family Support Network will host a free workshop on Special Needs Planning. The presentation will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Acton Library located at 60 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

The presentation is designed to educate families on the importance of planning for the future of their child or dependent with special needs. The workshop will address important issues such as: Special Needs Trusts, Protecting Government Benefit Eligibility, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Financial Security and Funding Options, New ABLE Act and Letters of Intent.

The workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn from someone who has personal experience with these same issues. The presenter, Stuart Hawkins, is a parent of an adult child with special needs, Board Chairman of PLAN, The Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of CT, a non-profit organization that acts as a trustee for special needs trusts and a volunteer ski coach with Special Olympics.

Registration is required. For more information or to register please contact April Dipollina at adipollina@lmhosp.org 860-271-4371.

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January 19, 2017

Thinking Differently: My LD/ADHD Journey to Empowerment

Southport, CT

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, there will be a free workshop entitled “Thinking Differently: My LD/ADHD Journey to Empowerment” The workshop will take place at 7:00 p.m. at 214 Main Street in Southport, Connecticut.

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

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January 23, 2017

Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children

New Milford, CT

On Monday, January 19, 2017, the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center will host a free workshop entitled “Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children.” The workshop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sarah Noble Intermediate School located at 25 Sunny Valley Road in New Milford, Connecticut.

Participants will learn what their children’s behavior is communicating, how to use positive behavior supports to encourage the development of new communication skills, and practical tips for promoting children’s success.

Eventbrite - Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children

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January 24, 2017

What is the LifeCourse Framework & How Can You and Your Family Use it to Develop a Vision for a Good Life?”>

Plainville, CT

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Innovative Autism Services will host a workshop entitled “What is the LifeCourse Framework & How Can You and Your Family Use it to Develop a Vision for a Good Life?” The workshop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Innovative Autism Services located at 56 West Main Street in Plainville, Connecticut.

The LifeCourse Framework is a person-centered approach that was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life think about what they need to know and do identify how to find or develop supports and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live

In this presentation you will learn how the LifeCourse Framework, with its visual planning guides, resources and tools, can support and empower you and your family in your journey for a Good Life.

Please RSVP by January 20, 2017 at 860-351-5407.

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February 21, 2017

Education Clinic

Waterbury, CT

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Connecticut Legal Services will host a series of clinics for parents or legal guardians of students age 4-17, that attend public school in Northwestern Connecticut or Waterbury and that live in a household that meet income eligibility requirements. The clinic will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Connecticut Legal Services Inc., located at 85 Central Avenue in Waterbury, Connecticut.

The clinic will provide free legal advice for regarding school issues.

Do you work with youth who are not doing well in school? Who are:

• Falling behind their peers?
• Getting suspended or disciplined often?
• Failing or making very little progress?
• Being bullied or not going to school?

For more information contact Connecticut Legal Services Inc., at 203-721-8548.

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March 11, 2017

Disability Summit

Uncasville, CT

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 LERN 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 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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