Wed13Jan20166:30 pmMarion Tavern
January 13th | Marion Tavern | 6:30/7:00-9:00pmPresented by the Federation for Children with Special NeedThe Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:· Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)· Massachusetts Special Education LawThis workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.
Tue09Feb20166:30 pmMarion Tavern
February 9th | Marion Tavern | 6:30/7:00-9:00pm
Presented by MABIDA
Join us for a presentation about Dyslexia, a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.
This presentation will discuss the red flags, steps towards and after diagnosis and what to do when outside evaluations and school evaluations don't align.
Wed09Mar20166:30 pmMarion Tavern
March 9th | Marion Tavern | 6:30/7:00-9:00pm
Presented by OTA Wakefield
Executive functioning issues aren’t considered a disability on their own but often appear in kids with learning and attention issues. They’re weaknesses in a key set of mental skills.
Join us for a discussion about what executive functions are and how they impact learning and everyday living?
Tue12Apr20166:30 pmMarion Tavern
April 12th | Marion Tavern | 6:30/7:00-9:00pm
Presented by OTA Wakefield
It is not unusual for children to have pragmatic problems in only a few situations. However, if problems in social language use occur often and seem inappropriate considering the child's age, a pragmatic disorder may exist.
Join us for a presentation about Pragmatic disorders and how they can add to other language problems such as vocabulary development or grammar. Learn how pragmatic problems can lower social acceptance and what you can do to help your child with social thinking strategies that can help your child succeed.
Mon17Oct20167-9pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
Come and meet this years PAC board and hear what the PAC has planned for the 2016-2017 school year. Also in attendance will be Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education as well as special education staff. Hear about new developments in special education including new and improved programming, added staff positions and where we are headed as a district. There will a brief discussion of special education programming, time for q&a as well as the opportunity to speak with some of our special education staff. Don’t miss this informative night out!
Mon24Oct20167-9pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
The Riverside Family Support Center offers services for adults and children with developmental disabilities living with their families. These supports include respite care, recreational activities, provision of adaptive equipment, skill training, and specialized staff support.
The primary goal of the Family Support Center is to enable individuals with disabilities to stay together with their families and to be contributing members in their community. We are a great resource that offers services that go beyond the school day.
The Family Support Center covers the Central Middlesex area, which is comprised of Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxboro, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn. Funding for our program is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
Thu10Nov20167-9pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
The Burlington School Committee, as a representative body, seeks to understand, plan for, and meet the educational needs of all the children it serves. It is of particular interest for us to understand how the district is organized and the relationship of the special education program with the overall educational program of the district. Come meet Steve Nelson, current School Committee Chair and Christine Monaca, SEPAC Liaison to discuss Special Education Programs and funding in our district and answer questions you may have.
Mon05Dec20167-9pmMarion Tavern at Grandview Farm
Join us for a presentation about Basic Rights in Special Education. This discussion Provides a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. The following workshop is presented throughout the school year in communities across Massachusetts. Federation workshops are free to attend and are open to the public.
Please register for this specific workshop so we can notify you in case of any date, time, or location change.