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1Apr

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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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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2Apr

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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3Apr

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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4Apr

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11pm

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

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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5Apr

6Apr

Free Safety Seat Checkup Day

10am–2pm

More than 90 percent of the car seats we check have one or more errors. SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. presents a free safety seat checkup day on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Petersen Museum discount coupons available for families participating in the checkup. For a checkup appointment, call 310/222-6860. If you do not have an appointment, there may be a wait of more than one hour or you may be turned away.

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8Apr

La Esperanza

9:30am

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

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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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9Apr

Managing P & I Accounts

10am–12pm

Training and Development (Lanterman)

The in-service is designed to inform service providers vendored in the Lanterman community of the current P & I procedures and expectations for managing client personal and incidental funds. This is the April 2013 in-service.

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Padres Unidos

7pm–9pm

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

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10Apr

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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Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

7pm–9:30pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Is your son or daughter eligible for monthly income from the SSI program? Does he or she want to work but is afraid of losing benefits? Attend a presentation with Jerri Ward from Disability Rights California designed to help you better understand Social Security rules. The presentation is scheduled for April 10, 2013.

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11Apr

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Thursday 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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12Apr

Three Dimensional Thinking in Autism and Stress-Related Disorders

7am–5:30pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Expanding Frontiers to Advance Development for Children Across the Lifespan

Join Profectum in Pasadena, California, for a three-day Inaugural International Conference. This is a learning opportunity for professionals and parents.  Keynote presentations feature leading researchers sharing their latest findings, as well as clinicians and educators pioneering state-of-the-art multi-dimensional intervention approaches for children, adolescents and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. The role of stress-related disorders either secondary to an individual’s special needs or the result of early childhood trauma and the impact on development and well-being will be explored. Participants will come away with new insights, inspiration and tools. The conference is scheduled for April 12 to 14, 2013.

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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 - Spring Friday 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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13Apr

Three Dimensional Thinking in Autism and Stress-Related Disorders

7am–5:30pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Expanding Frontiers to Advance Development for Children Across the Lifespan

Join Profectum in Pasadena, California, for a three-day Inaugural International Conference. This is a learning opportunity for professionals and parents.  Keynote presentations feature leading researchers sharing their latest findings, as well as clinicians and educators pioneering state-of-the-art multi-dimensional intervention approaches for children, adolescents and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. The role of stress-related disorders either secondary to an individual’s special needs or the result of early childhood trauma and the impact on development and well-being will be explored. Participants will come away with new insights, inspiration and tools. The conference is scheduled for April 12 to 14, 2013.

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14Apr

Three Dimensional Thinking in Autism and Stress-Related Disorders

7am–5:30pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Expanding Frontiers to Advance Development for Children Across the Lifespan

Join Profectum in Pasadena, California, for a three-day Inaugural International Conference. This is a learning opportunity for professionals and parents.  Keynote presentations feature leading researchers sharing their latest findings, as well as clinicians and educators pioneering state-of-the-art multi-dimensional intervention approaches for children, adolescents and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. The role of stress-related disorders either secondary to an individual’s special needs or the result of early childhood trauma and the impact on development and well-being will be explored. Participants will come away with new insights, inspiration and tools. The conference is scheduled for April 12 to 14, 2013.

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16Apr

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

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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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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17Apr

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.

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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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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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18Apr

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11pm

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

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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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Thursday 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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19Apr

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Friday 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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20Apr

21Apr

23Apr

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

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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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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Conservatorship, Special Needs Trusts and Wills

6:30pm

Available in English and Spanish, this training with an attorney helps families plan for the future, and covers the following topics:

  • The definition and types of conservatorship
  • The right to consent or withhold consent to medical treatment
  • The right to enter into contracts
  • The right to make decisions concerning education
  • What is a special needs trust and how it benefits you and your son/daughter with a developmental disability
  • What is a will with special needs trust
  • Will the Special Needs Trust have an impact on SSI, Medi-Cal, or IHSS
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24Apr

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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25Apr

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11pm

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

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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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Thursday 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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26Apr

Advance LA Conference 2013

7am–5pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Advance LA is The Help Group's conference for parents and professionals supporting teens and young adults in their transition to independence. The Help Group’s second annual Advance LA Conference for parents, professionals, and young adults. This year’s conference, INNOVATE, will bring together experts and innovators from diverse fields to join in exploring the newest thinking on how best to support young people preparing for a successful transition to college, the workforce, and beyond. The conference will focus on the need to devise innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions to answer questions that arise during the transitioning period, a crucial time for young people who face challenges that differ from those confronting many of their peers. The conference will be held on April 26, 2013 (Friday is for parents and professionals) and April 27, 2013 (for teens and young adults).

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Spring Friday 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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IEP, Inclusion and Transition to Preschool

6:30pm

This presentation available in English and Spanish is for families with school-age children and will cover the following topics:

  • What is special education and how to get the most out of a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • How to ask for a new assessment and when and when not to sign the IEP
  • Strategies to include a child at school and in the community
  • Special section for parents with children 2 to 3 years of age that focuses on what happens when a child transitions to preschool
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27Apr

Advance LA Conference 2013

9:30am

External Conferences and Seminars

Advance LA is The Help Group's conference for parents and professionals supporting teens and young adults in their transition to independence. The Help Group’s second annual Advance LA Conference for parents, professionals, and young adults. This year’s conference, INNOVATE, will bring together experts and innovators from diverse fields to join in exploring the newest thinking on how best to support young people preparing for a successful transition to college, the workforce, and beyond. The conference will focus on the need to devise innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions to answer questions that arise during the transitioning period, a crucial time for young people who face challenges that differ from those confronting many of their peers. The conference will be held on April 26, 2013 (Friday is for parents and professionals) and April 27, 2013 (for teens and young adults).

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30Apr

Reading and Writing Tips and Tricks Webinar

11am–12:15pm

Join TASK for reading and writing tips and tricks including great low tech tools, software and apps. Some of the things you will learn about will include: reading support tools such as visual and auditory supports, adapted and alternative writing tools, incredible software and helpful apps. The Webinar is scheduled for April 30, 2013.

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Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

3:30pm

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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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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