Friday, February 27, 2015

CAC Meeting Tuesday March 3rd

Come to the CAC Meeting on Tuesday March 3rd! 

Want to be involved in Special Education and learn more about Special Education and current events that impact the education of all students, come learn more! 

When: Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm
Where: Mt. Diablo Unified School District Office - Board Room
1936 Carlotta Drive
Concord, CA 94519

Come join us Tuesday March 3rd!  If you can't make it then come next month, the first Tuesday of every month!  Next month's meeting is Tuesday April 14, 2015. 

Register Now! Special Ed. Mini Conference Saturday March 14th!

Attend the Special Ed. Mini Conference Saturday March 14th! 
Come win prizes! 

****RAFFLE PRIZES****

SHARKS - 2 Club seats at players' bench, in-seat wait service, access to club, fourth, fifth, or sixth row

GIANTS - 2 Field Club behind home plate, in seat wait service, access to clubs and exclusive entry.

ATHLETICS - 2 Diamond Level, front row behind home plate, all-inclusive in seat wait service, unprecedented player/autograph access, VIP "E" lot parking pass included, easy in/out parking.

Your paid registration enters you into the drawing.


What: Parenting the Child with Special Needs Conference.  Come and gather information and resources.  Resource Square with resources within the community will be present. 
Topics include: IEPS, Transition, Behavior Management, Transition, Executive Functioning
When: Saturday March 14th 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Loma Vista Adult Education Center 1266 San Carlos Ave. Concord, CA 94518

For more information and to register click here or call (925) 685-8217

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Reminder: CAC Meeting Tonight 2/3/15 at 7:00 at Gregory Gardens

The Community Advisory Committee  has a new location on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm
Gregory Gardens Elementary Library
1 Corritone Ct.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Special Autism Presentation: The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) presenters will provide information for parents and school staff to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in the school setting. 

the CAC is the Community Advisory Committee which is made up of parents and educators and represents the community and advises the Board of Education on matters involved Special Education Programs and Services in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 

A Spanish Language Interpreter will be present at the meeting for free! 

Need more information? Contact Hilary Shen, MDUSD Parent Liaison at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4297 or shenh@mdusd.org

Spectrum Siblings Support Group

Spectrum Strategies is offering a Spectrum Siblings Support Group (flyer available click here):

2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

www.spectrumstrategies.org
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

www.spectrumstrategies.org
 
Spectrum Strategies is a grass roots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

striving to provide community support to families of children with

Autism.
Project 1 – Spectrum Siblings Support Group
 
Our preliminary survey of young adults who grew up in a household with a sibling with Autism

revealed that the emotional needs of the neuro-typical sibling has often gone unrecognized.

Siblings reported feeling that their Autistic brother or sister received “all the attention;” they

perceived a constant demand to marginalize their own wishes and to behave in a way so as not to

be the source of additional burden; they felt socially isolated. Over time, these pressures led to

depression, anxiety, loneliness and desperation sometimes resulting in destructive behaviors (e.g.

drug use, truancy) in adolescence. When asked if a support group of other autism siblings may

have been helpful, the overwhelming response was “Yes.”

Goal:

In cooperation with a trained and experienced psychologist, we offer a 6-week program for

siblings, aged 9-12 years old, of children with Autism to meet in a small support group of 4-8

participants for 1.5 hours each session. The session will consist of structured play activities and

discussion specifically designed for the participants. (In the future, we strive to host a second

support group consisting of siblings aged 13-16.)

When: 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of the month from 6:45-8:15

Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord

Cost: $120 for the full 6 sessions ($20 per session) to be paid as a tax-deductible donation at

the time of the first session (or in advance) to Spectrum Strategies.

Start/End Date: TBD either 2/26-5/14/2015 or 3/12-5/28/2015
*After the conclusion of the 6-week program, Spectrum Strategies will host a swim party around

the first weekend of June 2015 for the participating siblings.


Please contact Lucia Kanter St. Amour, Founder and Executive Director of Spectrum Strategies
at lucia@spectrumstrategies.org with the following information:


*Participant’s name, age, and name and age of sibling with Autism; number of other children in

the household.

*Name and contact information (telephone, email, home address) of parents or guardian of the

participant.

*Any additional information you would like to share.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CAC Meeting Reminder! Tuesday February 3rd at 7:00 pm

The Community Advisory Committee  has a new location on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm
Gregory Gardens Elementary Library
1 Corritone Ct.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Special Autism Presentation: The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) presenters will provide information for parents and school staff to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in the school setting. 

the CAC is the Community Advisory Committee which is made up of parents and educators and represents the community and advises the Board of Education on matters involved Special Education Programs and Services in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 

A Spanish Language Interpreter will be present at the meeting for free! 

Need more information? Contact Hilary Shen, MDUSD Parent Liaison at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4297 or shenh@mdusd.org

Monday, January 26, 2015

All in Need, Family Support & Slow Hand BBQ Fundraiser!

Make sure you join us on Wednesday  from 11 am to 9 pm at Slow Hand on Oak Park Boulevard in Pleasant Hill, for our first 2015 fundraiser. Make sure you bring a flyer and pass this fundraiser out to all your friends!

Here is the link for the flyer and more information!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

All in Need, Family Support January Newsletter

All in Need, Family Support is a local nonprofit that has the mission to provide support to families with children, ages 18, and under that have special needs in the East Bay Area. By offering respite care in a nurturing and learning and environment, promoting, social interaction, gross and fine motor activities all in a sensory based atmosphere.

To read their newsletter.