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Attention!!!

State of Special Education Powerpoint Available now!

State of Sp Ed presentation 4.18.18 Final

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Attention: Please see our page  “Goals and Objectives” for an update!!

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SEPTA Speaker Series 2018-19

SEPTEMBER 19

Resource Fair| Meet and Greet   –  Flyer 

Final Participant list

Penfield Recreation Center – 1985 Baird Road, Penfield       ***Note Location Change****    Learn about agencies in our community that can support families

OCTOBER 17

Building Level Supports, Accommodations and Modifications for Students

Presenters: PCSD staff   –  PCSD administrative staff from elementary, middle and high school will present on how PCSD meets the needs of all learners.  Reps from each level will present on different building level, general education supports to meet academic and social emotional needs of students.

 NOVEMBER 14

Managing Anxiety in Students with Autism and Other Disabilities During the Holidays and Other School Breaks

Presenter:  Strong Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The holiday season and school breaks can be periods of great family fun, however, for some learners, such as students with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or intellectual disability, these times of year can be stressful for them and challenging for their families.  This interactive presentation will center upon practical ways families can promote the comfort, well-being and anxiety-management skills in their children  during the holidays and other school breaks.

DECEMBER 1 

BOOK FAIR | Barnes and Nobles

JANUARY 23

Access VR

FEBRUARY 27

Dignity of Risk: How to Avoid Learned Helplessness

MARCH 20

Resiliency: Encourage and Support Resiliency in our Children/Students

Presenter: Carrie Burkin, Family Experience Coordinator URMC Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Participants will learn how to identify risk affecting people with disabilities and the protective factors that help to mitigate these risks.  We will also discuss ways to promote strength within our children/families while acknowledging that each individual family is equipped with their own unique resiliency.

APRIL 24

State of Special Education | Scott Dreschler | Director of Special Education

Hear an update about Special Education in Penfield and learn about new trends that may be on the horizon.

MAY 22

Advocating for Inclusion in Recreational Settings

Presenters: Valerie Smith, Coordinator, Rochester Regional Center for ASD & Jennifer Ward, Project Coordinator, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities

The presenters will share resources and tips for advocating for your child(ren) to participate as part of inclusive programs in the community. They will cover topics related to the benefits of inclusive programs, how to prepare a sensory/calming kit and make visual supports to help facilitate positive behavior. The presentation will also provide time for questions, and discussion around inclusion in recreational settings.

 

JUNE 12

Parents Night Out   Location TBD

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