Meetings 2014--2015 School Year
Meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month in the evening or morning. Topics may change as the year progresses. All meeting notices are also posted on the LexSEPAC email list.
How to Help Your Child Improve Collaborative Play with Peers
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:30 to 9:00 PM First Parish Church 7 Harrington Road Lexington MA
Parking in the back
Presented by Beverly Montgomery MS CCC-SLP (LexCommunicate, LLC) and Lauren Weeks, Psy.D. (FUSE Preschool & Program), this presentation will teach parents how to help their child better navigate the social world. Together, Lauren and Beverly will:
- Define and explain how to use social communication and social cognition in everyday activities and during playdates.
- Describe the importance of nonverbal communication within a social play experience.
- Demonstrate ways to help your child be a flexible reciprocal social partner.
A Conversation with Special Education Director Ellen Sugita
Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:30 to 9:00 PM Lexington High School Media Center, Room 147
Program update and opportunity for questions.
Let's get Organized
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Morning session time and location TBD
Interested in learning organizational skills and getting hands on experience with different organizational methods? Join Family TIES for this interactive workshop for families of children of all ages with special needs.Family TIES staff will:
- Share effective strategies for parents to organize information and manage paperwork,
- Provide general ideas on "keeping it together,
- Offer tips for developing community connections for your child, and
- Help participants begin the process of building a customized binder for organizing information about their child.
Disclosing: How, When and Why
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:00 to 9:00 PM Lexington High School Media Center, Room 147
Dot Lucci, MEd, CAGS
Program Director and Director of Consultation Services, Aspire/MGH
This presentation will include information about the process of disclosure. Disclosing is not a single event; it is a process or a journey. It takes time, knowledge, care and attention. Topics included will be: disclosing to the person with a disability, to family members, the community and others (i.e. employers, college applications etc). This presentation is relevant to parents of very young children parents of high-schoolers and young-adults.
·Treating anxiety in children with special needs-March
·504 Plans- April