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1Feb

Tools for the Journey 2013 Annual Conference

8am–4pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Dr. Mary Falvey will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 conference. The topic for parents and educators of preschool through high school students is "Inclusion...How do I make it work?" Friday, February 1, 2013 is for educators only and Saturday, February 2, 2013 is for both parents and educators. For parents with children under the age of 3, "Ready, Set, Go!" will feature conference speakers that will address foundational issues that are important in the early years, including Speech and Oral Placement Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, your first IEP and navigating the emotional roller coaster of having a child with special needs.

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Raising Functional Adults ~ A Two-Day Symposium

8am–5pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Pomona Valley/Inland Learning Disabilities Association presents a two-day Symposium for parents and professionals who live and/or work with children and adults of all ages with special needs and varying ability levels. Learn about research and best practices for treatments and programs that promote understanding and present ways to repair and regulate behaviors that are creating barriers to learning, mental health, communication and more. Introducing authors of several new publications. The symposium is scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2013.

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UCLA CART 5th Annual Autism Symposium

8am–5pm

External Conferences and Seminars

This full-day symposium is for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, other health professionals, teachers, autism service providers, parents, and any others interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The event is scheduled for February 1, 2013.

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Lanterman Presents Give Kids a Smile Dental Event on February 1

9am–3pm

Lanterman presents Give Kids a Smile dental event on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanterman Regional Center located at 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

The event will feature:

  • Dental Screenings by Pediatric Dental Specialists for Regional Center Clients Birth to 14
  • Oral Health Education
  • Dental Product Information
  • Dental Referrals if Needed
  • Dental Goody Bags/Care Kits
  • Techniques for Preparing a Child for a Dental Visit
  • Techniques for More Effective Oral Hygiene at Home
  • Dental Health Resources, Including Options that Replace Healthy Families – LA Care, Health Net and Maternal Child Health Access

For more information, contact Lanterman’s dental coordinator, Leticia Reyes, at lreyes@lanterman.org or 213.252.5618.
  
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Give Kids a Smile is part of nationwide events coordinated through the American Dental Association.

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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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2Feb

Tools for the Journey 2013 Annual Conference

8am–4pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Dr. Mary Falvey will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 conference. The topic for parents and educators of preschool through high school students is "Inclusion...How do I make it work?" Friday, February 1, 2013 is for educators only and Saturday, February 2, 2013 is for both parents and educators. For parents with children under the age of 3, "Ready, Set, Go!" will feature conference speakers that will address foundational issues that are important in the early years, including Speech and Oral Placement Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, your first IEP and navigating the emotional roller coaster of having a child with special needs.

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9th Annual ATI conference

8am–4pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Assistive Technology Institute (ATI) provides educators, AT consumers, parents of students with disabilities, and the professionals who serve these individuals, the opportunity to learn about assistive technology and interact with professionals in the field. Our goal is to present new and useful ideas and information to enrich the lives of individuals who can benefit from assistive technology. The conference is scheduled for February 2, 2013.

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Raising Functional Adults ~ A Two-Day Symposium

8am–5pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Pomona Valley/Inland Learning Disabilities Association presents a two-day Symposium for parents and professionals who live and/or work with children and adults of all ages with special needs and varying ability levels. Learn about research and best practices for treatments and programs that promote understanding and present ways to repair and regulate behaviors that are creating barriers to learning, mental health, communication and more. Introducing authors of several new publications. The symposium is scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2013.

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4Feb

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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CARD Parenting Seminars

5:30pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorder, CARD, the series of parenting seminars will enhance parents’ and caregivers’ knowledge of how to address their children’s challenging behaviors. Most presentations are held on the first Monday of the month.
 

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5Feb

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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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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6Feb

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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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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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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7Feb

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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8Feb

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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10Feb

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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11Feb

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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12Feb

Special Incident Reporting

10am–12pm

Training and Development (Lanterman)

This in-service will inform service providers, administrators and direct support professionals on the process for abuse investigation, how to report a special incident report (SIR), the reporting requirements, who should report and what needs reporting. This is the February 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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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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Padres Unidos

7pm–9pm

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

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13Feb

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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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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14Feb

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.

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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.

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.

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18Feb

HaMercaz Family Playday on February 18 at the Zimmer Children’s Museum

10am–12:30pm

Enjoy arts and crafts, play time, and a kosher lunch at the Zimmer Children's Museum on President's Day, February 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be a camp resource fair. Volunteers will be available to help your family.

The event is $5 per person, $25 max per family. Scholarships are available. Reservations are a must as space is limited. For more information and to register, contact: 866.287.8030 or hamercaz@jfsla.org.

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19Feb

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

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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Building Speech Skills

5:30pm

Strategies for Parents to Improve Their Child’s Speech and Language
Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center and Pasadena Child Development Associates present a a two-hour workshop for parents to learn how to promote their child’s speech skills. Gain ideas you can incorporate in daily life and playtime with your child who is between the ages of birth to 5. Learn how to build off of your child’s interests and your family’s regular routine to motivate and support your child in finding his or her voice.

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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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20Feb

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.

Read More

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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21Feb

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.

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22Feb

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter/Spring 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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23Feb

Financial Planning for When You Are No Longer Here: Special Needs & Housing Trusts, Conservatorships

9:30am

External Conferences and Seminars

The Inclusion Institute presents Attorney-at-Law Stephen Dale who will discuss the unique long-term financial needs of persons with developmental disabilities. The topics covered include special needs trusts, housing trusts, conservatorships and other options. He places a special emphasis on achieving independence while maintaining essential government benefits. The presentation is scheduled for February 23, 2013.

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Transition to Adulthood: Young People with Special Needs Ages 16 to 20

1pm–4pm

External Conferences and Seminars

What happens when a young person with a developmental disability finishes high school and faces the new tasks, opportunities, and challenges associated with becoming an adult? The changes can be daunting for all involved! There can be dramatic shifts in needs, available supports, and sources of funding. This Transition Workshop, intended for families with young people with disabilities ages 16 to 20, will help the teen and their family to navigate this process. This workshop is scheduled for February 23, 2013.

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25Feb

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter/Spring 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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26Feb

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.

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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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27Feb

Meeting the Challenges of Dual Diagnosis

9:30am

Special Topic Training (Lanterman)

DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST, THE SEMINAR SERIES IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Seminar Series
Designed to help bridge the gap between the mental health and developmental disabilities systems. Top experts in the field of dual diagnosis will address assessment and treatment of clients with mental health and developmental disabilities including factors such as substance use and abuse, and involvement with law enforcement, that may complicate their care. The seminar series will include intervention strategies, treatment options, and community mental health resources. The training is comprised of three sessions which will be held on February 27, March 27 and April 24, 2013.

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28Feb

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