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1Jan

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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2Jan

3Jan

The Incredible Years (English)

5pm–7pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Incredible Years is a parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and prevent and treat behavior problems in children. This free 18-week series will focus on parenting children ages 3 to 5. English classes being on September 6, 2012.

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4Jan

5Jan

7Jan

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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The Incredible Years (Spanish)

5pm–7pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Incredible Years is a parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and prevent and treat behavior problems in children. This free 18-week series will focus on parenting children ages 3 to 5. Spanish classes begin on September 10, 2012.

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8Jan

Nutrition, Fitness and Diabetes Management

10am–12pm

Training and Development (Lanterman)

This training will  focus on how day program and residential providers can help clients maintain a healthy lifestyle in the new year through diet and exercise using the "Get Fit!" program. Aimed at improving health and reducing the risks of developing chronic health problems such as diabetes and obesity, the "Get Fit" program provides education on healthy lifestyles for school age and adult clients and their service providers. The training will also include what providers should know about diabetic screening and routine medical follow-up. This is the January 2013 in-service.

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The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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Padres Unidos

7pm–9pm

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de todas las edades.

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9Jan

Behavioral Services Orientation - AbilityFirst - English - Morning

10am–11am

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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AAC Users Group

4pm–5pm

This is a monthly opportunity for users of AAC devices to socialize with other AAC users and learn some additional applications of their device, such as e-mailing and using the telephone.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - Spanish - Evening

5:30pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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10Jan

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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11Jan

Baby Play Days for Children Birth to 2 Years of Age

11:30am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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12Jan

14Jan

La Esperanza

9:30am

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de edades 15 anos y mayores.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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CAC Meeting

4:30pm

Providing input, advice and counsel on policies, services and programs for clients and families offered by Lanterman Regional Center.

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15Jan

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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16Jan

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.

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17Jan

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children's Institute, Inc.'s is offering a free Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group where you will learn how to soothe your baby, learn how to establish routines, learn about baby development, learn how to understand your baby, increase bonding and joy of parenting, and give your baby a head start for pre-school. The 10-week session starts on January 17, 2013.

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18Jan

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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19Jan

20Jan

21Jan

22Jan

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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23Jan

Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - Spanish - Morning

10am–11am

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - English - Evening

5:30pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

Read More

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - AbilityFirst - English - Evening

6:15pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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24Jan

Advocating for Children with Developmental Concerns

9am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Understanding Special Education Services and Supporting Parents to be an Advocate for their Child
At this intermediate level training presented by Child Care Resource Center participants will learn how children qualify for special education, the differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP, procedural safeguards, how to help parents prepare for an IEP meeting, and helpful strategies for parents to use if they disagree with the school district. The presentation is scheduled for January 24, 2013.

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Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

Read More

Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children's Institute, Inc.'s is offering a free Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group where you will learn how to soothe your baby, learn how to establish routines, learn about baby development, learn how to understand your baby, increase bonding and joy of parenting, and give your baby a head start for pre-school. The 10-week session starts on January 17, 2013.

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25Jan

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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26Jan

Aquarium of the Pacific 2013 Festival of Human Abilities on January 26 and 27

9am–5pm

Come celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities. Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for their 10th annual Festival of Human Abilities on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aquarium located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802. 

Participate in free classes led by artists with disabilities. Experience the talents of people with disabilities including Team Hotwheelz, a wheelchair
dance team featuring Ali Stroker, a finalist on The Glee Project this summer on Oxygen, and Chelsie Hill and Mia Schaikewitz, who are featured on Push Girls, the hit reality-documentary series on Sundance Channel. Also featured at the festival will be Love in Motion, a sign language choir; Dat Nguyen, a world music guitarist who is blind; Kodi Lee, a singer who is blind and has autism; and Tommy Hollenstein, an artist who paints with his wheelchair wheels. At 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, the Aquarium will honor the late Zina Bethune, founder and artistic director of Theatre Bethune and its adaptive dance program, Infinite Dreams.

Sign language interpreters will be present at all major shows and an audio tour is available for those who are blind. Extra elevators and assistance dog relief areas will be available to the public. Download the flyer and present the coupon at the Aquarium ticket window to receive one free admission for one student or adult with a disability and one free admission for an attendant.

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27Jan

Aquarium of the Pacific 2013 Festival of Human Abilities on January 26 and 27

9am–5pm

Come celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities. Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for their 10th annual Festival of Human Abilities on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aquarium located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802. 

Participate in free classes led by artists with disabilities. Experience the talents of people with disabilities including Team Hotwheelz, a wheelchair
dance team featuring Ali Stroker, a finalist on The Glee Project this summer on Oxygen, and Chelsie Hill and Mia Schaikewitz, who are featured on Push Girls, the hit reality-documentary series on Sundance Channel. Also featured at the festival will be Love in Motion, a sign language choir; Dat Nguyen, a world music guitarist who is blind; Kodi Lee, a singer who is blind and has autism; and Tommy Hollenstein, an artist who paints with his wheelchair wheels. At 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, the Aquarium will honor the late Zina Bethune, founder and artistic director of Theatre Bethune and its adaptive dance program, Infinite Dreams.

Sign language interpreters will be present at all major shows and an audio tour is available for those who are blind. Extra elevators and assistance dog relief areas will be available to the public. Download the flyer and present the coupon at the Aquarium ticket window to receive one free admission for one student or adult with a disability and one free admission for an attendant.

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28Jan

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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School Transitions

6:15pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Pasadena Unified School District/SELPA Special Education Department Community Advisory Committee will offer a presentation on school transitions addressing whether your student is entering Pre-­‐K, going from Pre-­‐K to Elementary, Elementary to Middle, Middle to High, or Graduating. The presentation is scheduled for January 28, 2013.

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29Jan

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

Read More

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.

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30Jan

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.

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31Jan

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11am

These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.

Read More

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

Read More

Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children's Institute, Inc.'s is offering a free Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group where you will learn how to soothe your baby, learn how to establish routines, learn about baby development, learn how to understand your baby, increase bonding and joy of parenting, and give your baby a head start for pre-school. The 10-week session starts on January 17, 2013.

Read More

Behavior Management Workshop - English

11:30am

These multi-session workshops are intended to teach parents and caregivers basic principles of behavior change and practical application of these principles in their everyday life. They also provide a supportive environment for families who share similar experiences. Parents must complete the “Behavioral Services Orientation” prior to registering for Behavior Management Workshops. Completion of these workshops is mandatory for families requesting in-home behavioral services.

Read More