Sunday, October 14, 2007

Special Needs School Fair at the JCC and Workshops Too

All events at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue,

2007 Special Needs School Fair

The School Fair will provide a convenient and accessible forum for the special needs community to explore and become informed about the wide range of special needs schools located in Manhattan. You will have the opportunity to meet with special needs nursery and elementary school representatives to learn more about what their schools have to offer.

Wed, Nov 28
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Evaluation Process:Everything You Always Wanted to Know

If you are concerned about your child's development or have been advised to seek an evaluation, then this program should be an invaluable resource. Facilitated by Dr. Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP, MA, CCC/SLP, neuro-developmental pediatrician and author. Dr. Agin will discuss how to begin, the professionals you will need, what will be expected of your child, the assessment tools used, what the results mean, who gets the results and how will they be used to help your child.

Thu, Oct 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$20.00 - Member
$25.00 - Non-Member

Due Process Impartial Hearings: Doing Your Own

Regina Skyer, noted attorney and child advocate, has designed this six-week course to teach and empower parents of special needs children to do their own impartial hearing. This class will cover an overview of relevant laws and regulations, how to write a hearing request, what to disclose, who to subpoena and how to prepare witnesses. A mock hearing with an opportunity to play dual roles and an overview of the decision and appeal process will also be part of the curriculum. Limited to 12.

6 times on Thursdays
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Nov 1 - Dec 13
Except: Nov 22
$180.00 - Member
$240.00 - Non-Member

Sunday Movie Matinees: Autism Every Day

Autism Every Day Autism Every Day takes its audience inside the lives of eight families struggling to raise children with autism, a neurobiological disorder that now affects 1 in every 150 children. It is an unvarnished portrayal of the unrelenting, 24-hour-a-day challenges faced by these families and thousands like them as they confront the heartbreak of autism with uncompromising hope and unconditional love. The documentary film, produced by Autism Speaks, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Sun, Nov 4
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Other Special Needs Parenting Workshops this Fall
Learning Differences Don't Have to Be Disabilities:A Conversation with Dana Buchman and Leda Molly
Holistic Neurology:Everything You Always Wanted to Know
Sibling Relationships:When One Is Different

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