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Family Empowerment Series

Date of Event: March 29 to May 17
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Location:

Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021
(Staff Dining Room)


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: 315-443-4336 or 877-824-9555

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Starbridge and SUPAC present a Family Empowerment Series, combination of in person and online learning sessions for families of children with disabilities. This free seven session series will run from Mar. 29 to May 17. The series will include trainings about the special education process and acquire skills to effectively advocate for children with disabilities, positive interaction between schools and families, RTI, IEP and 504 plans, transitioning and more. Individuals must participate in both the in person and online workshops to graduate from this series.

This series is open to all families of children with developmental, educational and suspected disabilities.

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In person workshops will take place on Wednesdays, Mar. 29, Apr. 12, May 3 and 17 from 9:30 to 2 p.m. at Cayuga Community College in the staff dining room. Bring lunch, snacks and water will be available.

Online workshops will take place on Wednesdays, Apr. 5, 26 and May 10 and may be completed anytime during those weeks. Independent computer access is required.

To register click here or call 315-443-4336 or 877-824-9555.

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Transition Planning: Getting Started

Date of Event: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Start Time: 10:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM

Location:

Hamilton Public Library
13 Broad St
Hamilton, NY 13346


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: 315-443-4336

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Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center (SUPAC) presents Transition Planning: Getting Started on Thursday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hamilton Public Library. Post-secondary transition is planning and preparing for one's future after high school while still in school. In this workshop you will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also learn the answers to the following questions and more:

  • What does Post-Secondary Transition mean?
  • When should planning begin for transition from school to the adult world?
  • Who is involved in the transition process?
  • What does transition planning look like in the IEP?

This training is open to all families that want to learn about transition planning for students with IEPs and is highly recommended for families of students in Middle and High School.

To register click here or call 315-443-4336.



Exceptional Family Resources Spring Workshops

Date of Event: Thursdays, May 4 and June 1
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM

Location:

1820 Lemoyne Ave
EFR 1st Floor Community Room
Syracuse, NY 13208


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Contact Person: Karen Adams Phone: Call: 15-478-1462 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

EFR.jpgExceptional Family Resources (EFR) Spring Workshops will take place on Thursdays, May 4 and June 1 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The topic for the May 4 workshop is Recreation and Respite. EFR has many opportunities for all ages, learn about Project Explore, Parent Night Out, SU Match and more. The topic for the June 1 workshop is Employment and Work Training Programs, EFR has work readiness, job development programs and supportive employment services.

The workshops are free but advanced registration is required. To register contact Karen Adams at Exceptional Family Resources by calling 315-478-1462 or email.

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Social Skills Group for Children and Youth

Date of Event: See Details Below
Start Time: 3:30 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM

Location:

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
7632 N. State Street
Lowville, NY 13367


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Contact Person: Cathie Phone: 315-836-3735

NRCIL2.jpgNorthern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) presents Social Skills Group for Children and Youth will be held on Mondays for children ages 7 to 12 and on Tuesdays for children ages 11 to 16 starting May 8 and 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The social group will meet weekly and a parent or guardian must meet with NRCIL before the child/youth can attend. The group size is limited with some flexibility if group is cohesive. Parent or guardian participation is mandatory. One parent or guardian will be required to attend the first group, and the last 10 minutes of each group to go over skills the group learned and are to practice during the week. Each group will consist of structured and unstructured interaction. Each child/youth is to bring one dollar for snacks.

The topics covered include:

  • Conversations
  • Friendship Skills and Blockers
  • Identifying/Expressing Emotions
  • Coping with Anger and Anxiety
  • Conflict Management
  • Peer Conflict
  • Sportsmanship
  • Manners
  • Parent Suggested Topics

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Communication for Individuals with Speech, Hearing, and Visual Impairment

Date of Event: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 11:30 AM

Location:

Homewood Suites
36 Cinema Drive
Ithaca NY 14850


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: 607-437-0077

Family Resource Network presents Communication for Individuals with Speech, Hearing, and Visual Impairment on Tuesday, May 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Homewood Suites, presented by Jessica Barlow, Esq. Students with disabilities, like all students, must be afforded the opportunity to fully participate in their public schools. Students with hearing, speech, or visual disabilities can be excluded from the benefits and activities offered by their public school districts if the school district does not provide the necessary auxiliary aids and services to afford the student with a disability effective communication. This presentation will discuss the differences between the three laws and their requirements, the benefits of seeking effective communication services under each, and when students with disabilities may be entitled to different services and aides under the IDEA, the ADA, and Section 504.

To register email with your name and phone number, please put "Evaluations" on the subject line of the email and indicate if you are the parent of an individual with OPWDD eligibility. For questions, or to register by phone call 607-437-0077.



Communication for Individuals with Speech, Hearing, and Visual Impairment

Date of Event: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 11:30 AM

Location:

Homewood Suites
36 Cinema Drive
Ithaca NY 14850


Event Address:

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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: 607-437-0077

Family resource network.jpgFamily Resource Network presents Communication for Individuals with Speech, Hearing, and Visual Impairment on Tuesday, May 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Homewood Suites, presented by Jessica Barlow, Esq. Students with disabilities, like all students, must be afforded the opportunity to fully participate in their public schools. Students with hearing, speech, or visual disabilities can be excluded from the benefits and activities offered by their public school districts if the school district does not provide the necessary auxiliary aids and services to afford the student with a disability effective communication. This presentation will discuss the differences between the three laws and their requirements, the benefits of seeking effective communication services under each, and when students with disabilities may be entitled to different services and aides under the IDEA, the ADA, and Section 504.

To register email with your name and phone number, please put "Evaluations" on the subject line of the email and indicate if you are the parent of an individual with OPWDD eligibility. For questions, or to register by phone call 607-437-0077.



Workshop: Promoting Learning Over the Summer

Date of Event: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM

Location:

Professional Development Center
1005 Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Andrea Bernard Phone: 315-435-6275

Syracuse City School District Parent Univeristy presents the workshop Promoting Learning Over the Summer on Thursday, May 11 at the Professional Development Center. The session from 11-12 p.m. will focus on grades K-5 and from 12 to 1 p.m. will focus on grades 6-12. In this hands-on workshop parents will be able to make and take activities that will help their children to continue learning over the summer. Parents will also be provided with many more ideas including academic activities, computer games, and places to visit.

For information contact Andrea Bernard at 315-435-6275. To register via the Parent University Website click here.



Lecture: Enacting Change through Self-Advocacy

Date of Event: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Start Time: 4:15 PM | End Time: 6:15 PM

Location:

Vincent B. Colgan Training Center
at The Arc, Oneida-Lewis
245 Genesee Street
Utica, NY


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Event Cost: $10 or $5 for Arc Members
Contact Person: Phone: Call: 315-272-1588 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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The Arc presents the lecture Enacting Change through Self-Advocacy on Tuesday, May 23, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Enacting change by utilizing self-advocacy and heightened disability awareness, communicating to the community a better understanding of people with disabilities. Featuring The Transformers Group from The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC.

The cost for this lecture is $10 for the public, or $5 for Arc Members. Reservations are required, call 315-272-1588 or email

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