Events

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Navigating special education - Diane Willcutts is presenting! - Vernon - January 9

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:43 PM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Dec 28, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

Hosted by the East of the River Regional SEPTO (Special Education Parent Teacher Organization), Diane Willcutts will offer strategies and "scripts" to help families effectively navigate the special education process--in order to obtain an appropriate, meaningful education for students with disabilities.  

Diane Willcutts is the director of Education Advocacy in West Hartford.

When:  Tuesday, January 9, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where:  Rockville Public Library, 52 Union Street, Vernon, CT  

Open to the public.  No fee.

Intro. to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) - West Hartford - February 13

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:22 PM by Diane Willcutts

Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) will host a presentation by Tenney Hajnal, Director of Autism Services Vantage Group.  This presentation will review the basic science of Applied Behavior Analysis, general terms and why ABA is so effective for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn about insurance funding and how to obtain services. A brief Questions and Answers session will complete the program.

When:  Tuesday, February 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Westfarms Mall Community Room located at 1500 New Britain Avenue in West Hartford, Connecticut. You can enter by California Pizza take elevator to 2nd floor. 

For more information, contact ASRC at 203-265-7717 or via email at info@CT-ASRC.org.

Executive Functioning and Autism - West Hartford - January 9

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:18 PM by Diane Willcutts

Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) will host a presentation by Dan Weiner, MA LPC, LLC entitled “Executive Functioning & Autism.”  The presentation will focus on how executive functioning affects daily life at home, school and work. Families will learn strategies that can be used to help support working memory, flexible thinking and self- control. Presenter Dan Weiner, is a licensed psychotherapist and co-founder of the Family Resource and Development center in West Hartford. He specializes in treatment of children, adolescents and adults with ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and behavioral difficulties.


When:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Where:  Westfarms Mall Community Room located at 1500 New Britain Avenue in West Hartford, Connecticut. You can enter by California Pizza take elevator to 2nd floor. 


For more information, contact ASRC at 203-265-7717 or via email at info@CT-ASRC.org.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Annual Conference - Monterey, CA - March 8 to March 11, 2018

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:12 PM by Diane Willcutts

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) is a national organization of special education attorneys, advocates, parents, and other professionals acting on behalf of children with disabilities.  The annual conference includes training in special education law and advocacy from the best of the best in the country.  I highly recommend it!  For more information, go here.

Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) - online - 2017-2018 school year

posted Jun 27, 2017, 8:38 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates is proud to conduct a year-long Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT), the only nationally developed and recognized year-long course that provides participants with training to become a special education advocate. Click here for more general information on Advocate Training 

Opens a New Window. The SEAT course is based in part on the SEAT Curriculum developed through a partnership between COPAA and the University of Southern California on a three-year demonstration grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 2005. 

This session uses a web-based curriculum and distance learning. The course is being offered as a combination of self-paced web learning, readings, group and individual assignments as well as live virtual classrooms.  Participants must have a computer, web access, and frequent access to email. The course typically requires 5-6 hours per week of work (including the 2 hour mandatory class).

The course information is here.

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