IEP WorkshopMarch 23 @7:00-8:30pm Ellen Driscoll Playhouse at Havens Elementary School This workshop will be led by Carol Cohen, Program Manager from Family Resources Network, a parent-directed community-based organization that serves families of children with disabilities or special health care needs in Alameda County.Parents will learn about the process of collaborating with school staff to develop an Individualized Educational Plan, available services, how to advocate for your child, and what you can do to make IEP meetings more effective.
Workshop: Understanding Special Education: Basics and Beyond Hosted by and at DREDF/Ed Roberts Campus
Monday, December 12th, from 6:00–8:30 PM. We will NOT deliver a daytime training
Come and share your experience
The East Bay Parents Housing Network invites Families of individuals in Alameda County with developmental disabilities, Who have challenging behavior and Who have needed behavioral support or crisis services
We are hosting a private community gathering to meet with other families and give input to send to the county about: - behavior and crisis services that have helped our family members - behavior and crisis services that are needed
Saturday, December 10 12:30 lunch provided 1:15 – 4:00 meeting
Location: Union City, close to BART (rides from BART available if pre-arranged)
Piedmont resident and registered music therapist Susan Rancer will appear at the next PRAISE meeting on Tuesday, November 29th. She will read from and speak about her recently published book "Perfect Pitch in the Key of Autism" which describes teaching methods appropriate for children with special needs, many of whom have perfect or relative pitch. Special needs addressed by their musical teaching methods include sensory integration, fine motor and proprioceptive difficulties, visual perception problems, and autism. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at this event.
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