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The following educational opportunities were presented in previous school years.

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APRIL 2016

4/25/16
Talking to Children About Sex:
Sooner Than You Think - Simple Answers to Challenging Questions

Join other parents for an evening of learning and sharing with nationally-known parent educator, Mary Flo Ridley, as she teaches parents how to talk to children about sex starting with simple answers, addressing childish curiosity in a way that keeps their innocence intact, but builds a foundation on which to grow their understanding as they get older.  Monday night, April 25 from 6:00-7:30pm, Covenant Presbyterian Preschool in conjunction with the Children’s and Preteen Ministries staff bring this live program, “Sooner Than You Think – Simple Answers to Challenging Questions.”  It is designed for parents of toddlers through pre-teens and includes six simple steps parents can use to develop their message for their children’s sexual education.  Please RSVP for this event by emailing etaylor@covenant.org.  Childcare reservations can be made with 48 hours notice by emailing childcare@covenant.org.
Covenant Presbyterian Preschool
3003 Northland Drive, Austin, TX  78757

JANUARY 2016

1/23/16
Love and Logic:
Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun

WPDS is offering the Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun series at WPDS starting Saturday, January 23, 10am-12pm (registration deadline January 14). Jessica Johnson, will be facilitating this curriculum. The class is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit:

http://www.cheerupbuttercups.com/events/

1/14/16
Developing a Child's Emotional IQ

What makes the difference between children that succeed and children that struggle in life? The evidence is strong that understanding and managing their own emotions, and successfully understanding the behavior of other people, will significantly alter a child’s success in life. This ability is called emotional intelligence, and each child has varying degrees of self-awareness and skill.  Can parent and teachers enhance a child’s emotional intelligence at home and at school? YES! This workshop will discuss the latest in practical techniques to support parents and teachers in helping kids develop their emotional IQ skills. Please join us at Capitol School of Austin!
When: Thurs, Jan. 14 6:30-8 pm
Where: Capitol School, 2011 W. Koenig Ln, Austin 78756
Speaker: Claire Flynn, M.Ed.
Registration: Contact Tami Leeper at 467-7006 or tamil@capitolschool.com to reserve your seat. Cost is $15/person ($20/couple) payable in advance.

1/12/16
Parenting the Child You Didn't Expect When You Were Expecting

From former CSA parent and life coach Margaret Web comes this 6-Part Tele-Class (details will be emailed after you register and you will receive an mp3 recording plus written recap after each class). Class will take place on the following Tuesdays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm CT  – January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16.

This class is for you if…

  • you are parenting a child with special needs;
  • you are frustrated, annoyed and feel totally out of control because parenting is nothing like you expected;
  • you don’t do anything for yourself because all resources (money, energy, time, etc.) are focused on helping your child;
  • you desire parenting to be more peaceful and joyful.
  • The class is limited to 10 participants so that the people get time and attention they deserve.

The class costs $60 and my intention for keeping the cost low is so that people who need this support can get it without huge sacrifices. I LOVE helping people and it makes me happy to help as many as possible so for me, it’s a win-win!

If you are feeling a tug to participate but aren’t sure, let’s chat!! If the cost of the class is out of reach, let me know and I’ll see what we can work out. 

If parenting is not what you expected, please know you are not alone! I have been where you are and also know that the more I learn about taking care of myself, the more peace and joy I am able to experience even in the chaos of parenting my son.  

Here is the link to learn more about the specific details or to sign up: 
http://www.margaretwebblifecoach.com/parenting-tele-class/

Margaret

OCTOBER 2015
10/9/15
1st Annual Texas Dyslexia and Related Disorders Conference and Movie

This conference is on spreading awareness and educating professionals, teachers and parents about what dyslexia is, its effects, and the related disorders of dyslexia and how they can impact individuals. 
Friday, October 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM (CDT). For information, visit Karnik Institute

10/10/15
Good Grief - for Parents of Children with Development Disabilities

What happens when you first hear that your child has a developmental disability?  How do you respond?  How do you manage after several or many years go by? Who can you talk to about your own emotional reactions?  What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed?  These are all questions that confront a person who has a child with a difference—a challenge—a disability.  As professionals how do we support family members who are struggling with the impact of disability?

This workshop will use a grieving model to explore the emotional aspects of parenting a child with a disability. It will enable participants to understand the ongoing emotional impact that raising a child with a disability can have on all family members, as well as how to make meaning out of these emotions. This workshop is geared for parents of children of all ages, family members, and professionals who love and/or work with children with disabilities. 

Saturday, October 10th from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Registration will begin at 9 AM.

WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Phil Hatlen Room of the Outreach Conference Center, Building 605
1100 W 45th St  
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-9167

PRESENTER: Dale Rudin, Ph.D. Dale has been providing support to family members and other professionals who work with developmental disabilities since 1975.  She has the unique perspective of being a psychologist, special educator, as well as a parent.

COST: $75.00

REGISTRATION: Please call Dr. Rudin at: 512-328-7388.

10/13/15
Meltdowns and Transitions

Our neighbor, Covenant Presbyterian Preschool, is offering this Parent Education event on Oct. 13 at 6:30 pm at their facility. Behavioral Therapists Kristen Rakun and Lynne Raymond from Spark Learning will discuss tips and techniques to help children with meltdowns, transitions and home tasks. These techniques are meant to be helpful for kids and parent at any level – whether they have special needs or not.

Spark Learning improves life for children of all ages with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, PDD, and other special needs by providing Applied Behavior Anlysis (ABA) therapy through personalized treatment programs.

Please call (512)334-3016 to RSVP with Christy O. Milam, Director, Covenant Presbyterian Preschool and Child's Day Out, 3003 Northland Drive, Austin, TX  78757.

SEPTEMBER 2015
9/23-24/15
Fall Dyslexia Conference: Connect to Text

The Region XIII 2015 Fall Dyslexia Conference will offer 2 days of innovative presentations with a focus on helping students “Connect to Text.”
For information contact
Judy Butler
judy@esc13.txed.net
Katharine Muller
katharine.muller@esc13.txed.net
Misty Stephens
misty.stephans@esc13txednetCONNECTTO

- - - - 2014-15 School Year - - - -

JULY 2015
7/9-7/11/15
National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
For information, please visit http://www.apraxia-kids.org/events/event/2015-national-conference-on-childhood-apraxia-of-speech/. There is also a link to a downloadable brochure from that page.

MAY 2015
5/19/15
Free Webinar from Learning Disabilities Association of America - Helping Your Child Stay on Track for Summer: Fun and Engaging Math and Reading Activities
Part 1: Make Time On-the-Go Count! (25 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)
There's a growth opportunity in every activity! Let Jen Rawley (Psy.D. & parent) and Ginny Simank (Dallas Academy reading teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham instructor, private tutor, and parent) share and discuss strategies, ideas, and activities to make summertime travel - and even your everyday errands - fun and valuable learning moments with little or no advance preparations. Families with children of all ages can connect as they participate in "car" or "store" games. We also understand that even our youngest children are attracted to electronic devices, so let's be the "YES!" parent by incorporating engaging and purposeful reading and math apps.
Part 2: No Cost (or Low Cost) Multi-Sensory Activities to Help Prevent "Summer Slide" (25 min + 10 min Q&A) What are two of the biggest issues during summer? First, it's nearly three months without school and you're concerned about the dreaded "Summer Slide" (defined as the loss of learning over the summer break). Second, I bet you can already hear, "Mom, I'm bored! What can I do now?" We can help you solve both issues! Join us as Ginny Simank (Dallas Academy reading teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham instructor, private tutor, and parent) and Jen Rawley (Psy.D. & parent) share and discuss multi-sensory strategies for reading & math that use many items you already have on hand.  Your kids never knew learning could be this fun! (And we won't tell them if you don't!)
Register Today!

APRIL 2015
4/7/15
Vision and Learning Seminar
Dr. Briana Larson from the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy in Austin

You are invited to learn why healthy eyes and 20/20 vision do not guarantee an effective visual system. One in four children has a Learning-Related Visual Problem. Having an efficient visual system is imperative since 75-90% of all classroom learning takes place through vision. Perception, eye tracking, eye teaming and eye focusing are often overlooked and remain undetected. Research shows 80% of students identified as “problem-learners” or who already have a learning related difficulty have undetected vision problems. Please RSVP your attendance. Do not miss this informative and beneficial seminar. RSVP to Tami Leeper at tamil@capitolschool if attending.
Location: Capitol School of Austin
2011 W. Koenig Lan
Austin, TX 78756
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Phone: (512) 467-7006
Fee: $10

FEBRUARY 2015
2/19/15
Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts
Legal planning can be overwhelming. During this session, we will review the purpose of a will, what probate is, how to avoid probate, what a special needs trust does, and the importance of ensuring your beneficiary designations forms for your life insurance and retirement accounts are filled out correctly.
Location: Camino Real Financial Strategies
6200 Bridgepoint Parkway
Building IV, Suite 125 (1st door on your left when you walk into the building)
Austin, TX 78730
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Phone: (512) 329-4235
Fees: Complimentary

JANUARY 2015
1/13/15
Bullyproofing Your Child
Join us for a chance to hear Leslie Grove, a licensed professional counselor and consultant, who has operated a private practice in the Austin area for the past 20 years.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Capitol School of Austin
Cost: Free for CSA families; $10 for all others, $15 for couples
RSVP to melissa@mxtoolbox.com

OCTOBER 2014
Beyond Consequences LIVE
Author and Parenting Expert
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
will be coming to Austin, TX to present her
FREE Beyond Consequences LIVE
parent training. You are invited by special
invitation to join Heather for this very
important and informative day!

Austin, TX
Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register for FREE here
5 CEUs approved for this training.

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW will be delivering a
complimentary presentation for all parents and professionals seeking advice about raising and working with children with difficult and severe behaviors. Her presentation incorporates the
understanding that neuroscience gives us to
explain the thinking and perspective of children whose regulatory systems have been compromised through traumatic experiences.

OCTOBER 2014
10/2/14
Improving Sleep in Kids and Adults with Autism
Speaker: Dianne Doggett, Forum Organizer
Thursday, October 2nd, Noon to 1:30 pm
Dianne Doggett, Forum Organizer, and mother of a teenage boy with autism, will talk about how to get our kids to go to sleep and stay asleep, including dietary, nutritional, and environmental factors. Please join us! Meetings are free and open to the public. No RSVP or reservation is ever necessary, but please leave your children at home if possible, as no child care is available. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you.

All Forum meetings are held at the Old Quarry Library , 7051 Village Center Drive, Austin, 78731, off Far West Blvd., between the Post Office and HEB. Visit www.meetup.com/Austin-Autism-Treatment-Forum, to see meeting topics and speakers, and to join the Forum. Forum members receive frequent emails about autism treatment and local autism resources and events. The Forum is sponsored by the Autism Society of Greater Austin. For more information, email DianneDoggett@aol.com.

SEPTEMBER 2014
9/6/14
free Positive Discipline Parent Coaching Workshop
Austin Family Counseling - Saturday, Sept. 6th from 1:00p - 2:00p. This is a fun, engaging workshop ideal for parents who are interested in developing new tools and perspectives to use with children and teens. A brief introduction to the Positive Discipline philosophy will be given, we'll go through a few experiential activities, and everyone will leave with a tool to take home and use right away. All are welcome - partners, spouses, friends, relatives, colleagues, etc! Please contact kirby@austinfamilycounseling.com if you have any questions or would like to attend.

9/20/14
Good Grief
What happens when you first hear that your child has a developmental disability? How do you respond? How do you manage after several or many years go by? Who can you talk to about your own emotional reactions? What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? These are all questions that confront a person who has a child with a difference-a challenge-a disability. As professionals how do we support family members who are struggling with the impact of disability?
This workshop will use a grieving model to explore the emotional aspects of parenting a child with a disability. It will enable participants to understand the ongoing emotional impact that raising a child with a disability can have on all family members, as well as how to make meaning out of these emotions. This workshop is geared for parents, family members and professionals who love and/or work with children with disabilities.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20th from 9:30 AM -12:30 PM. Registration will begin at 9 AM.

WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Hatlen Conference Center, Building 605, 1100 W 45th St, Austin, TX 78756 (512) 206-9167

PRESENTER: Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
Dale has been providing support to family members and other professionals who work with developmental disabilities since 1975. She has the unique perspective of being both a psychologist, special educator, as well as a parent.

COST: $75.00 (If financial assistance is needed, please call Dr. Rudin at: 512-328-7388)

REGISTRATION: Please Register by September 10th, 2014. Send registration form and fee to: Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
4310 Medical Parkway, Suite 101
Austin, Texas 78756

- - - - 2013-14 School Year - - - -

MAY 2014
2014 Apraxia Awareness Day Webinar
Date and Time: May 14, 2014 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

CASANA staff, including Executive Director, Sharon Gretz, Education Director, Kathy Hennessy, and Director of Professional Development and Speech Services, David Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP will be hosting an open “Questions and Answers” webinar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Regular Registration: $10
REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR
CASANA Webinar FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION CLOSES at MIDNIGHT on TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 EDT

SUMMER 2014
Camp Social Superheros!
This six- day overnight camp experience from The Parish School allows children from 8 - 12 years old to learn and practice Social Thinking skills in a fun camp atmosphere. Campers attend a daily social thinking group and learn lessons that help them to understand social thinking skills used in everyday life situations. Camp counselors and SLPs help them practice their social thinking skills during camp activities like swimming, eating meals together, “hanging out” in their cabins, canoeing, archery, camp fire activities and so much more. This is an incredible opportunity for students to make friends and gain real life experience using age appropriate social thinking skills. For more information contact:
Renee Attaway, The Parish School
11001 Hammerly Dr., Houston Texas 77043, (713) 467-4696 rattaway@parishschool.org

FEBRUARY 2014
2/17/14
Why Does Gender Matter? What Are The Effects Of Growing Up In A Virtual World?
Psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax is a leading expert on the role that gender plays in child development and education. He is the founder of the Montgomery Center for Research in Child and Adolescent development. Dr. Sax is also the best-selling author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, and Girls On The Edge. His work with parents focuses on how best to navigate the unique and ever changing challenges faced by today's children. Monday, February 17, 7-9 pm
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
9508 Great Hills Trail. Tickets are available through the Half Day Director’s Group website: www.austinhddg.com. $15 per person, $25 per couple.

OCTOBER 2013
Did you know that October is Learning Disabilities month? The Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) has planned awareness activities each day in October: 31 Days of LD Calendar

10/27/13
Jumpathon benefiting Austin Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Alliance
Austin SPD Alliance is a parent-led non-profit organization meeting the needs of local families living with SPD and sensory issues by providing free services, programs, and resources. This Jumpathon is a fun way to support the alliance, and includes food, drinks, and photo booth. This event is going to take place from 2 - 7 p.m. at the Zilker Park Rock Garden, Barton Springs Rd., Austin. Sponsored Jumpathon at 3 p.m. Sign up at austinspd.org. Admission $5.

10/17/13
"Dislecksia: The Movie" Event
This event celebrates Austin's participation in "Dislecksia: The Movie's" national event, a united campaign led by Captured Time Productions and Area23a. Capitol School is one of over 50 groups across the country that has participated in the campaign, using "Dislecksia: The Movie" to promote a more innovative approach to dyslexia, as well as to generate interest and knowledge about the subject of learning differences. In "Dislecksia: The Movie", filmmaker and fellow dyslexic Harvey Hubbell offers a first-hand approach to the complex, and often misunderstood nature of dyslexia, highlighting some of the condition's most pressing issues in a manner that is just as inspiring as it is informative. This event is going to take place on Oct. 17th at 7 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Village.

10/9/13, 7 p.m.
Why is My Child Struggling in School - The Basics of a Learning Disability
Is it normal for a child to struggle so much with school work? Is this a motivational issue or something more? As parents and teachers, we become detectives in attempting to figure out why a student is having difficulties. Get the facts. Join us as our presenter, Cheri Crow, helps us understand the basics of learning disabilities, how to recognize the warning signs, and steps you can take now to get the assistance your child needs. Follow the link to attend this Free Webinar.

AUGUST 2013

8/29/13 - Double Header:
"Mistakes are Important Work for Children"(9:30-11:30 a.m.) and

"Change Your Child's Behavior by Changing Yours" (Noon - 2 p.m.)

Presented by Claire Flynn. Thursday, August 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal School. Cost is $25 per workshop. 512-327-0591 for more information or to register for one or both of these workshops.

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FEBRUARY 2013

2/13-16
Learning Disabilities Association (LDAO Annual Conference

LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. LDA believes everyone can succeed at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community —given the right opportunities and supports as needed. Please bring your family, friends and co-workers to the 2013 LDA Conference in San Antonio for a time of learning and discovering how we can advocate and work together to create new opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities. Visit LDAnatl.org for more information or to register.

2/28/13
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Rawson Saunders Institute presents A screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia showing at the Stateside at the Paramount February 28, 2013. Directed by James Redford, this inspiring and informative documentary provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts in the field, and iconic leaders such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. The film addresses misconceptions about dyslexia and paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. The event is open to the public but will also offer 2 continuing education hours for educators interested in attending. CEU certificates will be available. See the flyer for more information or to register.

JANUARY 2013

1/29/13
"Change Your Child's Behavior by Changing Yours"

Parents often think that children somehow know what makes them happy, and when their child misbehaves it is then meant as a personal affront. In truth, children reinvent themselves daily, if not hourly, based on developmental evolution of ages and stages. What unnerves parents is actually appropriate to the various stages of child development. They also reinvent themselves based on the reactions and reinforcements of the adult in their lives. So, the good news is that you can change your child’s behavior by the way you react to theirs! Understanding and applying the science of brain-based ages and stages can help in daily tug-of-wars, including bedtime, eating and getting out the door (on time)! Presented by Claire Flynn. Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Capitol School of Austin. Cost is $20. Call 467-7006 to register.

NOVEMBER 2012

11/27/12
Webinar: “Time Management & Organization for the Special Needs
Famil
y"

Do you always make a New Year's resolution to organize your life? Are calendars, supplement charts, therapy schedules, data sheets, and IEP documents taking over your house? If you were to fall ill or were needed elsewhere could someone else step in and appropriately cover your child's needs? Join us for an online discussion on how to conquer the paper and get some peace of mind about your child's needs and family schedule. Presented by Anissa Ryland, Director, The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development.
Tuesday, November 27th, 12:00-1:00pm CST. Reserve your spot for this free Webinar.

OCTOBER 2012

10/10/12
“Walk in the Shoes of a Child with Dyslexia"

Participate in a Dyslexia Simulation to experience the challenges a child with dyslexia faces every day. All adults and students 4th grade and above are welcome.
$5.00 per person at the door. Due to limited seating, please RSVP to reserve your space.
Phone: (512) 476-8382; Email: cbroadway@rawsonsaunders.orgWednesday, October 10
7:00pm-8:30pm
Beverly Hall, Rawson-Saunders School
2614 A Exposition Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
rawsonsaunders.org

 

10/18/12-11/29/12
“Parenting the Child You Didn't Expect"

Six part Tele-Class taught by Margaret Webb -  Parenting Coach, former teacher, and parent to 9 year old son with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech and ADHD. This class is for you if…

  • you are parenting a child with special needs;
  • you are frustrated, annoyed and feel totally out of control because parenting is nothing like you expected;
  • you don’t do anything for yourself because all resources (money, energy, time, etc.) are focused on helping your child;
  • you desire parenting to be more peaceful and joyful.

Thursdays from 11:00 – 12:00 from October 18th – November 29th (note: no class the week of Thanksgiving). For more information, visit the webste or contact Margaret Webb (512) 686 6194 or by email at margaretwebblifecoach@yahoo.com

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April 2012

4/26/12
Parent Workshop: “Helping Kids
Develop Self-Discipline”

Capitol School is excited to host another informative workshop by child development specialist Claire Flynn on Thursday, April 26th from 6:30-8:00. The topic for the evening will be Helping Kids Develop Self-Discipline Using Cocoons.
Please join us at Capitol School of Austin!
When: April 26, 6:30-8 pm     
Where: Capitol School,
2011 W. Koenig Ln, Austin 78756
Registration: Contact Tami Leeper at 467-7006 or tamil@capitolschool.com to reserve your seat. The cost is $20/person payable in advance by April 23rd.

 

February 2012

2/23/12
Developing a Child's Emotional IQ

What makes the difference between children that succeed and children that struggle in life? The evidence is strong that understanding and managing their own emotions, and successfully understanding the behavior of other people, will significantly alter a child’s success in life. This ability is called emotional intelligence, and each child has varying degrees of self-awareness and skill.  Can parent and teachers enhance a child’s emotional intelligence at home and at school? YES! This workshop will discuss the latest in practical techniques to support parents and teachers in helping kids develop their emotional IQ skills.  Please join us at Capitol School of Austin!
When: Thurs, Feb. 23 6:30-8 pm     
Where: Capitol School, 2011 W. Koenig Ln, Austin 78756
Speaker: Claire Flynn, M.Ed.
Registration: Contact Tami Leeper at 467-7006 or tamil@capitolschool.com to reserve your seat. Cost is $20/person payable in advance.

December 2011

Dec 13, 2011
How to Make Christmas Fun Again

Remember Christmas before you had a child with ASD? Well, Christmas can be fun again. This workshop will give families practical strategies for keeping their child engaged and happy over the Christmas break. Topics such as, how to pick a gift for your child, how to prepare for  extended family members visiting the home, and how to make it through opening the presents and Christmas dinner will be covered. Fran Templeton, well-known autism consultant and mother of a 31 year old adult with ASD, teaches this workshop.

Each class is one hour in length and held two times per training day at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm at Wells Branch Library Meeting Room, 15001 Wells Port Drive, Austin TX. Cost is $25 per person or $35 per 2 person family or parent/professional team. Call 817-454-6501 or visit
spectrumautism.com

November 2011

Nov 15, 2011
Structure is Your Friend

Professionals from all fields of autism intervention constantly tell families to live a “structured life.” What is structure and why do kids with ASDs need structure?  Learning how to live a structured, yet flexible, life WILL make your live so much easier. Fran Templeton, well-known autism consultant and mother of a 31 year old adult with ASD, teaches this workshop.
Each class is one hour in length and held two times per training day at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm at Wells Branch Library Meeting Room, 15001 Wells Port Drive, Austin TX. Cost is $25 per person or $35 per 2 person family or parent/professional team. Call 817-454-6501 or visit
spectrumautism.com

October 2011

10/9/11
Food & Nutrition for Autism, ADD/ADHD and other disorders

Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant, will present essential autism diet and nutrition fundamentals in this 2-part presentation.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 1 - 5:30 p.m. at Seton Headquarters (across from Dell Children's Hospital. $45.00 per person. Register at NourishingHope.com

10/14/11
Parent Education Series:
Healthy Food For Kids
And How to Get Them to Eat It!

Leslie Ivey, a registered and licensed dietitian will cover general nutrition information for infants, toddlers and preschool age children as well as discussions on picky eating, ways to include more fruits and vegetables in children’s diets, and food allergies. All questions welcomed. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 1201 Lavaca, Room 108. $10.00 per person. Register at preschool@fumcaustin.org or by calling 478-5709.

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March-April 2011

UT Spring Super Sleeper
A motor and social skills themed sleepover for kids with autism, their siblings, and a weekend of respite for their parents. Your child will spend time with a University of Texas undergraduate student engaging in interest driven group and partner games and activities, exploration of the UT campus, and enjoying new friends.  Many of the kids who attend our Super Sleepers have never spent the night away from home before and the results have been excellent.  You will exchange your phone number with the UT student assigned to your child so that you may check in on them whenever you wish.
Times:  Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. to noon Sunday, April 3
Place:  UT Campus, Anna Hiss Gym  Cost:  $65.00 per child, Ages:  4-10 boys and girls. Register at: TAP's TXShop

Hope and Help for Families of Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
March 31-April 2, 2011 - Join the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation in Austin, TX for the 12th International  Institute and Symposium featuring one-day Institute for Parents with Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, author of Sensational Kids.  The Parent Institute is followed by two-day Symposium featuring leading researchers and clinicians presenting the latest information and strategies for sensory processing disorder in special populations, including children with autism.  For more information and registration, visit www.SPDFoundation.net/austin2011/

December 2010

Make and Take
There will be a “make and take” session for Capitol School families on Tuesday, December 7th after morning drop-off. Margaret Webb, a former teacher and current CSA mom, developed a systematic and fun way to engage your child at home. Margaret will lead this workshop where you will make activities to take home. Visit myobstaclecourse.com for more information about this program. R.S.V.P. to the Capitol School office at 467-7006.

November 2010

Make and Take
There will be a “make and take” session for Capitol School families this Wednesday, November 3rd after morning drop-off. Margaret Webb, a former teacher and current CSA mom, developed a systematic and fun way to engage your child at home. Margaret will lead this workshop where you will make activities to take home. R.S.V.P. to the Capitol School office at 467-7006.

September 2010

September - Champs League Begins
Champs League is focused on teaching game skills at a pace in which the players can learn and have fun with their peers. They use skill stations to isolate the learning of each skill and assist the children in understanding how to perform that skill. The goal is to provide a nurturing, fun environment for all kids to play. For interested kids ages 4 - 18 regardless of skill, ability or disability. West Austin Youth Association. Call 464-5980/81 to register.

Wed. 9/29 - Dealing With Dysgraphia: Dr. Dilip Karnik, MD will define and explain dysgraphia and how it is diagnosed. He will discuss remediation for children with dysgraphia and address what accommodations need to be made by teachers and parents for the student with dysgraphia. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Contact Scottish Rite Learning Center at 472-1231 to register.

August 2010

Sat. 8/28 - Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia: Open to CALTs and Take Flight trainees, this workshop addresses three major components of reading instruction: Alphabet, Phonological Awareness, and Reading Comprehension. It is designed for students in first or second grade who will continue into the Take Flight Curriculum. $60 per person. Contact Scottish Rite Learning Center at 472-1231 to register.

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January 2010

1/14/10 - The Positive Power of Parents: C reating Early Reading Intervention Programs
Regina Staffa, CALT, will present how parents can support their schools by helping to provide early reading assistance within their child's school.  Scottish Rite Learning Center. 7 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

November 2009

Sportball Thanksgiving Camps
Sportball, the people who provide PE classes to our school age students, is holding sport camps over the holiday break at the following locations:
WAYA –  9 am-noon, Ages 3-7, $38/day
Steiner Ranch – 9 am-noon, Ages 3-9, $38/day
Brushy Creek Community Center  – 9:30 am-noon, Ages 3-3 rd Grade, $95 - $110
For more information, contact Shannon Taylor, Sportball Austin, at 608-2634. www.sportball.us

October 2009

10/15/09 - Nurturing Reading in Reluctant Readers
Presented by: Celia Holm, MLS and Alice Womack Marsel, MA, CALT, QI at the Scottish Rite Learning Center. 7 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

10/22/09 - Dealing with Dysgraphia
Presented by: Dilip J. Karnik, MD at the Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

10/29/09 - Unlocking The Secrets of the English Language: Basic Knowledge Every Teacher Should Have.
Presented by:  Alice Womack Marsel, MA, CALT, QI at the Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

September 2009

9/26/09 - TXP2P Supporting Parent Volunteer Training. The training prepares you to provide information and emotional support to another parent new to a diagnosis or new to an issue involving their child. Please call or email us right away at 866-896-6001 or Erika@txp2p.org to register. The training is free, and so is child care if you need it. Saturday, Sept. 26 th , 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. in Round Rock.

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May 2009

5/15/09 - “What to do When Your Kids Drive You Crazy” This workshop for parents aims to teach you to:
•  Have a closer, more loving family
•  Find alternatives to nagging, yelling & threatening
•  Understand why they try to drive you crazy
•  Use 8 proven methods to maintain your sanity
•  Be a role model for your children
This workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 15 th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20. If you are interested, please contact Valentina at V@TheArtOfParenting.net

April 2009

4/4/09 - Sensational Kids Resource Fair. The Austin Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) parent support group is holding a resource fair on Saturday, April 4 th. Learn about care providers, diet options, learning opportunities, after school care, and more. For information, contact austinspdkids@yahoo.com.

February - April 2009

RCB of Central Texas offers a variety of workshops for parents, including:

  • Redirecting Children's Behavior
  • How to Prevent Power Struggles
  • Parenting from Your Heart
  • Creative Ways to Empower Your Child
  • Bully Proofing Your Child
  • Consequences That Work
  • And More

For information about dates, times, locations, and cost, please visit centexrcb.com

January 2009

1/22/09 - Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in the Pediatric Population
Dr. Dilip Karnik and a panel of guest speakers will discuss current concepts, theories, and management modalities. The conference is designed for parents, medical professionals and teachers. Hosted at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 1215 Red River, Austin 78701. Email TTorres@sfcaustin.com to register.

November 2008

11/20/08 - The ABCs of ADD
the Scottish Rite Learning Center will host one of their most popular presenters, Linda Classen, speaking on the topic, “The ABC's of ADD, or Who ARE these Kids and WHY are they Driving me crazy?” Ms. Classen's use of humor to help us understand our children and her expertise about Attention Deficit Disorder combine to make a truly enjoyable and informative workshop. They expect a full house, so please register early if you want a spot. Hosted at Scottish Rite Learning Center. 7 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

September 2008

9/9/08 - The Social and Emotional Aspects of Dyslexia
Hosted at Scottish Rite Learning Center. Call 472-1231 to register.

9/27/08 - Rite  Flight:  A Fluency and Comprehension Program for Effective Reading Instruction
Hosted at Scottish Rite Learning Center. Call 472-1231 to register.

9/30/08 - Getting Ready to Read and Write
The speakers will describe speech, language, and early literacy characteristics that frequently suggest “at-risk” status for young pre-readers. Hosted at Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:45 PM-8:30 PM. Call 472-1231 to register.

 

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May 2008

5/9/08 - Overcoming Dyslexia
Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Bennett Shaywitz, M.D. will present a comprehensive look at translating research on dyslexia into practice. $50. Seating limited to 600. Hosted at Scottish Rite Learning Center but held at the Dell Jewish Community Center. 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Call 472-1231 to register.

April 2008

4/22/08 - Dealing with Dysgraphia
Dr. Karnik will define and explain dsygraphia and discuss remediation for children with this condition. $30. Hosted by Scottish Rite Learning Center but held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

March 2008

3/28/08 - Essential Components of Reading for Early Childhood
Alice Marsel MA, CALT, QI, will discuss techniques that will bring the essential components of reading to pre-k and kindergarten students. This workshop is designed for educators and parents interested in research-based instruction or intervention for young children. $40. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Call 472-1231 to register.

3/19/08 - The Social and Emotional Aspects of Dyslexia
Licensed psychologist Lynn Henton, Ph.D., will provide information on ways to support children with dyslexia in the emotional and social aspects of their lives. Scottish Rite Learning Center. Call 472-1231 for more information or to register.

February 2008

2/16/08 - ABCs of ABA
Mandy Rispoli, M.Ed, BCBA, and FEAT-Austin (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) will discuss the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.) $15 - $40. Held at Bluebonnet Trails MHMR in Round Rock. Contact Diana Vega at FEAT for more information or to register.

Dec. 2007

12/12/07 - Teaching Children with Autism in the Natural Environment
Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed, BCBA, and FEAT-Austin (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) will discuss Natural Environment Teaching (NET). Free. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC). Contact Diana Vega at FEAT for more information or to register.

Nov. 2007

11/15/07 - Toilet Training
Mandy Rispoli, M.Ed, BCBA, and FEAT-Austin (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) will discuss toilet training procedures based on the principles of ABA. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bluebonnet Trails MHMR. Contact Diana Vega at FEAT for more information or to register.

11/17/07 - Understanding the Evaluation Process
Melissa R. Bunner, Ph.D., will discuss the typical assessment process and how it may differ depending upon the professional completing the assessment, and the specific referral questions. 9:00 a.m. - Noon. $50. Scottish Rite Learning Center. Call 472-1231 to register.

Oct. 2007

10/12-14/07 - INCAF
The International Network for Children and Families (INCAF), the Redirecting Children's Behavior organization, is holding it's annual convention in Austin Oct 12-14.  Parents may want to attend the general public keynotes and/or workshops.  The Nonviolent Communication information is recommended.  More details at: www.incaf.com

Sept. 2007

9/21/07 - Dyslexia 101
Nancy Coffman, CALT , MS , QI and Stephanie Jasuta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will present a comprehensive look into dyslexia, followed by question & answer session. $50. Scottish Rite Learning Center. Call 472-1231 to register.

9/11/07 - ABC's of ADD
Linda Classen, M.Ed. LPC, will provide information on the core symptoms and management strategies for children with disorders of self control. $35. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

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April 2007

4/4/07 - Dyslexia in Texas
Geraldine Miller, chair of the State Board of Education, will provide an update on the status of dyslexia in Texas. $15. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

March 2007

3/6/07 - Dealing with Dysgraphia
Dr. Karnik will define and explain dsygraphia and discuss remediation for children with this condition. $30. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

3/27/07 - Partner with Parents: Asperger Syndrome
Kim McDaniels will discuss Asperger Syndrome at Odyssey School. Free. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Call 472-2262 for more information.

February 2007

2/24/07 - Strategies for Success: Dyslexia
This workshop covers practical strategies for success in teaching the dyslexic student. $75. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

January 2007

1/16/07 - What is Asperger Syndrome?
Kim McDaniel will address challenges of teaching/raising a child with Asperger Syndrome. Free. Odyssey School. Call 472-2262 to register.

1/18/07 - Becoming an Effective Advocate for your School Aged Child
This workshop will help equip parents to find out how to obtain services and help their child succeed. $30. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

November 2006

11/5/06 - Champs League Begins
Developmental basketball league for children with disabilities. $30 registration. West Austin Youth Association. Call 464-5980/81 to register.

11/8/06 - Technology 101
How Technology Helps those with Learning Differences. $30. Scottish Rite Learning Center. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call 472-1231 to register.

11/14/06 - Speech & Language Impairments
Stephanie Jasuta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will explore the impact of language on all areas of development. Free. Odyssey School. Call 472-2262 to register.

11/14/06 - Special Ed Update
Explore issues impacting special education. Free. Round Rock ISD Family Support Network. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 464-5980/81 to register.