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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- Using Schoology to Support Student Organization Online
Using Schoology to Support Student Organization Online
In this session, we will discuss the challenges and importance of students’ organizational skills in the remote learning environment. Practical solutions for everyday problems will be provided with a focus on the support available to students and families through the already familiar Schoology platform.
All BCPS Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend.
The same information will be presented at each offering. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to the provided email address prior to the day of the event.
Contact Name : SERC
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.orgMeasuring Student Progress on the IEP
Measuring Student Progress on the IEP
Progress monitoring is built into the IDEA and the IEP’s that are produced. Even in times of crisis, like the current pandemic, we must rely on the data. This workshop will focus on strategies and methods of tracking progress monitoring during virtual learning so parents will be able to support requests for compensatory services from the school systems, if needed.
The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Prior to the webinar, a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Contact Name : Pathfinders for Autism
Contact Email : email@example.comRoots & Wings: Preparing Your Child for Life After High School
Roots & Wings: Preparing Your Child for Life After High School
A workshop for parents who are considering college for their child with a disability. It will offer academic, social/emotional, and self-advocacy strategies that parents may use in supporting the successful transition of students with disabilities from high school to college. Presented by, Robyn McCray, LCSW-C, Associate Director Disability Support Services, Towson University.
Contact Name : Felicia Patterson
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.orgHoward County Public Schools SECAC Meeting
Howard County Public Schools SECAC Meeting
The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee works with the school system to support the needs of students with disabilities. We collaborate with other community disability advocacy groups to improve special education and the lives of our students in Howard County. SECAC meets once a month during the school year. This year’s meetings will be virtual via Zoom, if you are on the SECAC mailing list you will get the link directly, or email email@example.com for the link.
Contact Name : HCPSS SECAC
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.orgSupporting Students and Families in the Virtual Classroom
Supporting Students and Families in the Virtual Classroom
WHAT: “Supporting Students and Families in the Virtual Classroom”
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 TIME: 7:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
PRESENTER: Cresta Kowalski, MA, a Special Ed Teacher, will present parents with ideas and insights of ways to help their children with disabilities be successful with the virtual school and homework. Have your questions ready and an open mind to get support on how to best help your children with virtual learning.
TO REGISTER: Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/ndk-wdok-cjt
Join by phone: 1-405-561-2337 PIN: 686 460 176#
Contact Name : Gena Fairall
Contact Email : email@example.com