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Hi-5 Sports: Basketball

Date of Event: Saturdays and Sundays
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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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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.



Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Fall Family Events

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities presents their annual Fall Family Events as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Apple Picking at Sand Flats Orchard located at 371 Martin Rd., Fonda, NY. Enjoy hay rides, apple picking, pick a pumpkin, and enjoy some doughnuts and cider.
  • Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.: Halloween Party at Century House located at 997 New Loudon Rd., Latham, NY. The party will feature a costume contest, crafts, food, and entertainment.
  • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m.: Holiday Party at The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY. Make holiday crafts, eat a delicious breakfast, and visit with a special guest.

   

The cost to attend the Apple Picking event or the Halloween Party is $10 each. Space is limited. RSVP by Sept. 21. See the attached flyer with registration form for details.

   

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Fall Family Events - FLYER



Zumba Gold

Date of Event: Saturdays, September 22 to November 17, 2018
Start Time: 10:45 AM | End Time: 11:45 AM

Location:

Patrizio Center for the Arts


Event Address:

5 First Avenue


Latham, NY
Event Cost: $60
Contact Person: Phone: Call 518-738-0020 ext. 3726 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center presents Zumba Gold classes beginning on Saturdays, Sept. 22 to Nov. 17 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. (no class on Oct. 20). For more information contact Namita Modasra at 518-738-0020 ext. 3726 or email modasra@cfdsny.org.

   

The cost for this 8-week session is $60. 



PEERS® Social Skills Course

Date of Event: September 26 to December 19, 2018
Start Time: 5:00 PM | End Time: 6:30 PM

Location:

Transitions


Event Address:

2736 State Highway 30


Mayfield, NY
Event Cost: $195 ($15/week)
Contact Person: Nancy DeSando Phone: Call 518-773-2050 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Lexington Family Services presents a PEERS® course to help teens and young adults who could use help with social skills. PEERS® is a parent or coach assisted intervention focused on teens and young adults who have trouble making and keeping friends, developed by UCLA’s Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and Dr. Fred Frankel.

   

This 14-week cours is offered to teens and young adults ages 16 to 28 on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 26 through Dec. 19.

   

The cost is $195 ($15/week) with scholarships available (inquire during registration). Parents or caregivers are asked to attend a separate session each week, offered at the same time as the PEERS class, led by a different instructor. This person will learn to "coach" the teen or young adult on activities to do between classes to practice skills they learn.

   

To register or for questions, contact Nancy DeSando, call 518-773-2050 or email desandn@thearclexington.org.



Sexual Health Education for Students with Disabilities

Date of Event: October 10, 2018
Start Time: 10:00AM | End Time: 12:30PM

Location:

Clifton Park - Halfmoon Library

475 Moe Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Helen Charland Phone: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 518.512.4927

SPECIAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE

October 2018 Training

This training will present the nine-week sexual educational program developed by the Social Work department at Schenectady ARC for individuals with disabilities. The training will cover how to help

students prepare for sexual educations, how schools can support, understanding the circles program and how to educate students with complex needs. We want parents and professionals to understand this information so that we are able to teach our children to be safe at home and in the community.

Presenters: Rocky Bonsal, LCSW Senior Social Worker, Schenectady ARC

Registration: Online at https://goo.gl/forms/gFWgGEmJozKAKzMq1   See attached flier for more details.October_2018_Flyer_-_Sexual_Health.pdf




Training: Sexual Health Education for Students with Disabilities - A Review

Date of Event: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM

Location:

Clifton Park - Halfmoon Library


Event Address:

475 Moe Road


Clifton Park, NY
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Contact Person: Helen Charland Phone: Call 518-512-4927 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Capital District Special Education Task Force presents the October Training Sexual Health Education for Students with Disabilities: A Review on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This training will present the nine-week sexual education program developed by the Social Work department at Schnectady ARC for individuals with disabilities. This training will cover how to help students prepare for sexual education, how schools can support, understanding the circles program and how to educate students with complex needs.

   

This program is geared toward parents and professionals, to help them understand this information to better teach children to be safe at home and in the community. For additional information contact Helen Charland at DNRY by calling 518-512-4927 or email helen.charland@drny.orgClick here to register.



THE WEEKEND FAMILY EMPOWERMENT ADVOCACY SERIES IS HERE!

Date of Event: October 13, 2018 & November 10, 2018
Start Time: 9:00am | End Time: 4:00pm

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Capital District DDSO, Parent to Parent of NYS office


Event Address:

500 Balltown Road


Schenectady, NY 12304
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4370 Fax (518) 393-9607 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND…THE WEEKEND FAMILY EMPOWERMENT ADVOCACY SERIES IS HERE!

Applications must be received by October 3, 2018

Due to limited space I can take the first 10 people who submit their application.

If you want to be part of this great program great that application in NOW!

Parent to Parent of NYS is accepting applications from parents, grandparents and guardians of individuals with disabilities to participate in our Family Empowerment Advocacy Series.

We’ve had several parents ask us to do this on the weekends, and our summer series was a huge success, we hope you can join us!!!!

This series prepares participants to better advocate within the education system for their own children and as a volunteer to assist other families. The training includes information about the special education process: the laws, regulations and policies related to students with disabilities. The training aims to improve communication and develop effective advocacy skills.

Participants are selected through an application process and must reside in one of the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington.There are no fees; however, participants are expected to attend all training sessions in person and meet the requirements listed in this letter. Accepted applicants are expected to be willing to educate families residing in their county. Graduates of the program may be asked to assist up to three families over the course of the year. Examples of assistance include: talking to another parent, grandparent or guardian about education advocacy, assisting with problem solving or trouble shooting about their child’s education, or helping a parent, grandparent or guardian learn about special education process. It is not an expectation that graduates attend CSE meetings. Additionally, graduates are asked to participate in occasional surveys and report on your advocacy efforts with other families on a monthly or quarterly basis.

The Family Empowerment Advocacy Series will be 2 mandatory in-person sessions held on a Saturday from 9-4.

October 13, 2018

November 10, 2018

*Some sessions will require minimal homework.

Training sessions will take place at Capital District DDSO, Parent to Parent of NYS office (Building 10) at 500 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304.

Please plan to bring a lunch with you.

Mail, e-mail or fax their completed application, with cover sheet to:

Tina Beauparlant: tbeauparlant@ptopnys.org or Fax (518) 393-9607

Applications must be received by October 3, 2018. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their application and ability to serve families in areas of need. Applicants who are selected will receive a confirmation call on October 5, 2018.

If you have questions about the application or the Family Empowerment Advocacy Series, please contact:

Tina Beauparlant at Parent to Parent of NYS, tbeauparlant@ptopnys.org, (518) 381-4350, x22 or (800) 305-8817



El Grupo Hispano

Date of Event: October 18, 2018
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 8:00PM

Location:

Arbor Hi;;

Public Library

148 Henry

Johnson Blvd.

Albany, NY 12210


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Contact Person: Valeria Jiménez Phone: Please RSVP to Valeria Jiménez, Bilingual Regional Coordinator by October 16th, 2018 (518)381-4350, ext. 25 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Parent to Parent y su Coordinadora Regional Bilingüe del Estado de Nueva York, Valeria Jiménez les invita a participar en nuestra reunión del grupo Hispano para padres que hablan español o familiares de niños con necesidades especiales.

Ven a disfrutar de la compañía de otros padres que quieren compartir conotras familias con necesidades comunes. Juntos podemos formar un grupo de padres de habla Hispana y apoyarnos mutuamente.

¡No te pierdas esta maravillosa oportunidad de conocer nuevas familias!




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