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Hi-5 Sports: Basketball

Date of Event: Saturdays and Sundays
Start Time: See Description for Start Times by Group | End Time:

Location:

Saturday Events:

Youth for Christ Adventure Center - Capital District

1544 Route 9 - Halfmoon, NY

(Across from Walmart, in with The Edge Rock Climbing)


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Sunday Events: 

Okte Elementary School Gym

1581 Crescent Road - Clifton Park, NY

(Exit 8 off the Northway)


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Hi-5 Sports presents Basketball Season beginning in December. Hi-5 Sports strives to provide an environment which allows people with special needs to build self-esteem, confidence, and friendships through sports by providing opportunities to socialize, compete and exercise both their motor and life skills.

Basketball is offered for three skill levels including Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.

For information on each level, skills, dates and times click here to visit the Hi-5 sports website and to register.



Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday at Sky Zone

Date of Event: Second Sunday of each Month
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 11:00 AM

Location:

Sky Zone
50 Simmons Lane
Albany, NY 12204


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Event Cost: $9.99 if pre-registered
Contact Person: Phone: 518-417-3838

Sky Zone Trampoline Park presents Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday on the second Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $9.99 per hour with advance purchase, regular price for walk-ins.

Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of special jumpers. Additionally, Sky Zone will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.

Please note that the first hour will be very low sensory with no music playing, however during the second hour there will be music playing due to other programming.

For more details or to reserve your jump time, visit skyzone.com.



Transitions Mini-Camps

Date of Event: See Details Below
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Location:

2736 State highway 30
Mayfield, NY 12117


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Event Cost: $125/Weekend or $95/Single Day
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Transitions three day Mini-Camps are available for high school students and young adults with learning differences to become more independent and build confidence in living a fulfilled and productive life. Students will learn valuable skills and create lasting friendships, they will also get to know themselves on a deep level that helps them use their strengths to find their niche in life.

Camps will take place on the following dates:

  • May 19-21
  • July 14-16
  • Aug. 4-6
  • Oct. 7 (one day session)
  • Dec. 1-3

Mini-camps will take place at Transitions' facility in Upstate New York; the cost is $125 for a weekend or $95 for one-day camps, with an additional fee for overnight accommodations. For more information see the attached flyer below.

For questions and more information, click here, admissions@transitionsusa.org">email or call 518-775-5384

Transitions Mini-Camps - FLYER



Social Skills Through Art

Date of Event: Wednesdays: 6/26, 8/23, 9/27 & 10/18
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:15 PM

Location:

CREATE Community Studios


Event Address:

137 State Street


Schnectady, NY
Event Cost: $20/Group
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C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios presents Social Skills Through Art on Wednesdays, June 21, Jul. 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 18 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Enhancing social skills awareness and good communication skills can be fun when done through engaging, active and creative projects in a group atmosphere. Focus is on team-building & problem-solving skills. Open to students, ages 9-13, who enjoy art, are verbal, and able to work in a small group atmosphere.

   

Pre-registration approval by calling 518-348-9290 or by email is required. The cost is $20 per group, if approved to join the group, registration may be done by clicking here.



Integrated Playgroup

Date of Event: Wednesdays
Start Time: 10:30 AM | End Time: 11:30 AM

Location:

Bach Branch
Albany Public Library


Event Address:

455 New Scotland Ave


Albany, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: 518-482-2154

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Back Branch of Albany Public Library presents Integrated Playgroup on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The playgroup is designed to benefit children with special needs ages 0-5 years-old. Whether observing or participating, children will experience literacy through multi-sensory activities, including tactile exploration, music, sign language, art and movement.

   

Caregivers can engage with their kids and other adults in a supportive, instructional, low-stress environment. The facilitator's background is in special education.

   

For additional information call 518-482-4125 or visit the library's website.



Let’s Take a Crash Course on Understanding how to Read an IEP.

Date of Event: October 26, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 8:00PM

Location:

Albany Public Library

161 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12210


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4370

This training is for the Spanish Speaking Communities

Getting ready for an IEP meeting?

Do you understand how to read the IEP?

Where do you start?

Let’s Take a Crash Course on Understanding how to Read an IEP.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, requires certain information to be included in the IEP but doesn’t specify how the IEP should look. Because states and local school systems may include additional information, forms differ from state to state and may vary between school systems within a state. The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public-school child who is eligible for special education. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed at least once a year. This training will teach you how to read the IEP so you can understand what should and can be in the IEP.

Presenters:Tina Beauparlant, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS & Jany Velazque, Peer Parent Advocate, Commission On Economic Opportunity

Please see the attachments in both English and Spanish

Registration is required by October 23, 2017

Contact Tina Beauparlant

(518) 381-4370 or Email Tbeauparlant@ptopnys.org

IEP_Training_Spanish_9-7-17_English_version._-_Copy1.pdf

IEP_Training_9-7-17_Spanish_Version_-_Copy.pdf



Salem SEPTA: Support Group for Special Needs Families

Date of Event: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM | End Time:

Location:

Salem Central School


Event Address:

41 E. Broadway


Salem, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Kari Mancine Phone: Call: 518-727-5527 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Salem Central School SEPTA Committee presents Support Group for Special Needs Families beginning at 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Oct. 26, 2017
  • Nov. 29, 2017
  • Jan. 31, 2018
  • Mar. 28, 2018
  • Apr. 25, 2018
  • May 30, 2018

   

For more information call Kari Mancine 518-727-5527 or email septa.salempta@gmail.com. Resources and assistance is available year round.



My Voice Matters: Strategies for Student Led IEP Meetings

Date of Event: November 1, 2017
Start Time: 6:00Pm | End Time: 8:00PM

Location:

OD Heck Developmental Center Building 3, Conference Center

Room 2

500 Balltown Road

Schenectady, NY 12304


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4370

Panel and Video discussion led by students who have led their own IEP meetings

Heather Green (Special Ed Teacher– Adult Transition Program) Shenendehowa Central School District


This training is for Parents and their Students to attend together

How are we preparing our students for taking ownership of their education?Their future?

At what age should they become involved?

How are we involving our students who are nonverbal, moderately to significantly disabled?

How do we get them involved? What would that even look like?

It is important for students to be involved in their IEP: they need to know the supports that can help them.

Helping students identify their own strengths and weaknesses will better prepare them to achieve their goals.

There is no one “right” way to hold a student-led IEP meeting. The challenge is for students, teachers, and parents to find creative ways to help students explore themselves and their needs. We will provide ways for students to have a voice in creating their goals as well as planning how to achieve them.

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Guardianship Training Symposium Changing the Story: Guardianship and Evolving Alternatives

Date of Event: Monday to Wednesday, November 6 to 8, 2017
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Location:

Sagamore Hotel & Resort


Event Address:

110 Sagamore Road


Bolton Landing, NY
Event Cost:
Contact Person: Patti Conroy Phone: Call 518-439-8311 ext. 213 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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The NYSARC annual Guardianship Training Symposium Changing the Story: Guardianship and Evolving Alternatives will take place on Nov. 6 to 8. This full, three day symposium features a full program each day. For the full agenda click here

   

For additional information about this symposium contact Patti Conroy, NYSARC Guardianship Program Coordinator, NYSARC, Inc. Guardianship Services, 518-439-8311 ext. 213 or conroyp@nysarc.org.



Understanding the Special Education

Date of Event: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time:

Location:

Salem Central School


Event Address:

41 E. Broadway


Salem,
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call: 518-727-5527 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Salem Central School SEPTA Committee presents Understanding the Special Education System on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. with Parent to Parent of NYS Education Specialist Tina Beauparlant. Participants will learn about:

  • Legal requirements set forth in The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200-201
  • How to use the regulations and understand that parents are equal partners in their child's education
  • Effective communication skills on how to work with the CSE and other staff in their child's education program
  • How to read the NYS Regulations
  • What is included in the IEP and how it is individualized to meet the unique needs of a student

    

For more information call 518-727-5527 or email septa.salempta@gmail.com.

   

Understanding the Special Education System - FLYER




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