The week's events
- Parent Coaching
Being a parent is among the most difficult jobs in the universe. We are called to teach, model, love, support, comfort, advise, and give discipline. Sometimes these roles conflict with each other and we are pulled in opposing directions. Add in our fast-paced environment and the impact of social media and this job can be monumentally difficult. Parent coaching provides guidance to parents and helps families consider what is going well and what challenges need to be addressed. All kids want to be successful, and parent coaching can give parents the tools to teach kids the skills and resilience they need.
Parenting a child with autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other neurological challenges adds another layer of complexity. Despite the best advice from friends, family, and others, sometimes additional tools and strategies are needed.
Lighthouse is pleased to offer parent coaching one Saturday a month. These 45-minute sessions can stand alone as one-time supports or can be on-going coaching sessions. Prior to the first session, our Social Learning Coordinator, Jolene Farmer, sends a skills inventory for parents to complete. Together with Jolene, parents will prioritize goals and decide on an action plan designed especially for their family.
Our next available session is October 20th. There is one remaining slot available on this day at 1:15pm. The next upcoming dates for coaching sessions is 11/17 from 10am to 2pm.
Please contact Jolene Farmer to schedule
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- Pathfinders for Autism Golf TournamentPlanning for Your IEP
Planning for Your IEP
Planning for your upcoming IEP with help from the PRC staff. We will go over what you should do to have a successful meeting and help you get your papers organized.
To register for this workshop, please email the PRC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Name : Cecil County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center For Special Education
Contact Email : email@example.comATS Virtual Family Support Group -- Game Night
ATS Virtual Family Support Group -- Game NightWe are excited to plan for the return of the ATS Virtual Family Support Groups. We know that with the start of the 2020-2021 school year, there have been a lot of unknowns, and to be honest quite a bit of stress amongst our families (truly, all of us)! For that reason, we'd like to bring back our groups by offering something fun. We will be hosting a VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT for parents and caregivers on Monday, September 21st at 7PM EST!We proudly welcome ATS's Anne Fults, BCBA and Chase Hinnant, RBT as our game night co-hosts! We're excited to bring you what we hope will be a fun and relaxing hour away from all that is on your mind. For a Google Meet invitation and game night instructions, please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Name : Catherine Hughes
Contact Email : email@example.comHoward County Autism Society Latino Family Support Group
Howard County Autism Society Latino Family Support Group
La Sociedad de Autismo del Condado de Howard lo invita aasistir a un grupo para familias de habla hispana que tienen un niño con autismo. Para más información y para inscribirse, contacte a: MarianelaEstrada firstname.lastname@example.org;973-223-1024
HCAS’s new Family Navigator, Stacy Hurley, and Melissa Rosenberg, HCAS’s Executive Director, will share strategies for virtual learning and services that are available to support your child(ren) this school year. Conducted in Spanish, this family support group meets most months. For additional information, contact Marianela Estrada at email@example.com or 973 223-1024.
Meeting number: 126 999 8754
Password: S5sZRPSpp28 (75797777 from phones and videosystems)
Join by video system
You can also dial 220.127.116.11 and enter your meeting number.
Join by phone
+1-510-338-9438 USA Toll
Access code: 126 999 8754
Sponsored by the Howard County Autism Society
Contact Name : Marianela Estrada
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- TRIVIA TUESDAYS
Test your trivia knowledge against old and new friends. Each week will feature a different trivia theme. This series is for individuals ages 16 and older with a developmental disability or autism.Registration is required to receive login information, please visit https://buff.ly/2DKS6bW. This program was made possible through a generous grant from The Horizon Foundation and is sponsored by Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks Therapeutic Recreation and Howard County Autism Society.
Contact Name : Howard County Autism Society
Contact Email : Ann_Scholz@hcpss.org
- ASSISTIVE TECHNONOGY PROGRAM PRIMER
ASSISTIVE TECHNONOGY PROGRAM PRIMER
Are you interested in what ARI's Assistive Technology Program could offer you or your loved one with a disability? If so, don't miss this primer on our very own assistive technology program, which includes grants for personal AT items, ramp loans, Maryland Accessible Telecommunications Program evaluations, information and referral.
From low tech AT to high tech AT, there are many resources available to families.
Got questions? This week's host, AT Program Manager Betsy Hein, will be happy to help you!
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOuoqT0qGdWuxNDaxPW7W_CsDahPmVCB
Sponsored by Accessible Resources for Independence
Contact Name : Accessible Resources for Independence
Contact Email : --GET SOCIAL
Looking to connect with new and old faces? Join us for Get Social! a program where facilitated conversation and group games promote social engagement. This series is for individuals ages 16 and older with a developmental disability or autism. Registration is required to receive login information, please visit
https://buff.ly/3arFrX2 This program was made possible through a generous grant from The Horizon Foundation and is sponsored by Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks Therapeutic Recreation and Howard County Autism Society.
Contact Name : Howard County Department of Recreation &Parks Therapeutic Recreation and Howard County Autism Society.
Contact Email : email@example.com
- EXPECTATIONS MATTER ~ MY LIFE, MY PLAN, MY CHOICE!!
EXPECTATIONS MATTER ~ MY LIFE, MY PLAN, MY CHOICE!!
Person-Centered Planning Training for people with developmental disabilities and family members living in Maryland Person Centered Planning describes who you are and what you want out of life! The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration uses Person Centered Planning to help people plan their lives and decide support and services. ALL people with ALL support needs are invited to learn. To register for September 24, 2020 visit https://forms.gle/q2yhktQM62FCgT1b6 Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ycdzhsw8 Sponsored by Shared Support Maryland, Inc.
Contact Name : Shared Support Maryland, Inc
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- Learn, Advocate and Vote Protect the Rights of Those With Disabilities
Learn, Advocate and Vote Protect the Rights of Those With Disabilities
The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities and People On the Go Maryland invite you to a special lecture on the importance of your vote this November. Panelists will share information on voting at the state and federal levels, and will discuss issues affecting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the Institute’s perspective on relevant topics.
Ben Jackson is a staff attorney at Disability Rights Maryland, the state’s designated Protection & Advocacy agency.
Emily Arneson is director of government relations at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Mat Rice is the public policy specialist at People On the Go Maryland, a statewide self advocacy group for adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rylin Rodgers is director of public policy at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.
For more information, please contact Eve Lukowski at Lukowski@KennedyKrieger.org or 443-923-9555.
Contact Name : Eve Lukowski
Contact Email : Lukowski@KennedyKrieger.org