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The week's events

  • Kinera Trunk or Treat

    Category: Fun/Recreation Kinera Trunk or Treat

    October 27, 2019

    Kinera's Trunk or Treat begins at 2pm and will kick off with a Sensory-friendly Trick or Treat experience for children with special needs and their families. Trick or treaters can explore the craft and games station, trick or treat at the vendors tables, all decorated for Halloween, vote for their favorite vendor display, and enjoy snacks, drinks, music and family fun.

    ​At 3pm we open to the general public and offer a great prelude to Halloween Night, ​or a replacement for door-to-door trick or treating.

    This is a FREE family event, but registration is recommended. 

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  • New to Special Education (or do you need a refresher)?

    Category: Training/Workshop New to Special Education (or do you need a refresher)?

    October 28, 2019

    Feeling lost in the special education world? Please join us for an informal discussion on the information you need to help understand the many forms and acronyms that you have been seeing. What is an IEP? What does 5 days, 60 days, 90 days mean to me? What is a good goal for my child? Come in with any papers or forms you have questions about. We are here to help you help your child! Registration appreciated, but not required.

    Cyber Safety: Gaming and Social Media--A Brain Perspective

    Category: Training/Workshop Cyber Safety: Gaming and Social Media--A Brain Perspective

    October 28, 2019

    Cyber Safety: Gaming and Social Media - A Brain Perspective 
    Dr. Vince Culotta of Neurobehavioral Associates
    This presentation will examine the impact of social media and video games among children and adolescents from a neuroscience perspective.  Dr. Culotta will review data regarding the use of networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and Tumblr.  Texting/sexting and safety for adolescents will be discussed. Recommendations will be offered regarding a more healthy strategy for social media and video game use in the home.
    Howard County Autism Society at the NonProfit Collaborative of Howard County
    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive (Training Room)
    Columbia, MD 21046
    *Park at the rear of the building. Enter through the double glass doors at the circular drive into our lobby and follow signs to the Training Room.



  • Child & Parent: Play with a Purpose

    Category: Fun/Recreation Child & Parent: Play with a Purpose

    October 29, 2019

    Families are invited to attend a weekly play and learning time with their child: birth to age 5 of all abilities. Children will learn through play and parents/caregivers will be able to access resources and support from the staff of the Parent Resource Center. Join us for playtime, crafts, social skills, and music & movement activities.
    Please note: Playgroup will not be held if schools are closed or there is a 2-hour delay.

  • Parent Child Journey -- An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child

    Category: Training/Workshop Parent Child Journey -- An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child

    October 30, 2019

    Dr. Dan Shapiro’s Parent Child Journey – An Individualized Approach for Raising Your Challenging Child is a 10-session program for parents of children (ages preschool through early adolescence) with difficult behaviors. It is designed to help parents identify the sources of their children’s challenges and learn what they can do about them. During each session, we will discuss proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences. The emphasis is on customizing the strategy to fit each child’s unique profile while taking parents’ profiles into account as well. Different children, different parents, different approaches.

  • FREE Workshop - Taking Your Seat at the IEP Table with Heather Hinkle, M.Ed.

    Category: Training/Workshop FREE Workshop - Taking Your Seat at the IEP Table with Heather Hinkle, M.Ed.

    November 2, 2019

    Parent will receive a detailed description of the IEP document, an explanation of their rights as a parent and advocacy skills to use with the IEP team
    *Please plan to bring a copy of your child’s IEP to the workshop

    You will receive information about:
    The meaning of each disability code
    What an IEP goal should be
    What data really looks like
    The purpose of a transition plan

    Anything else you want to ask about?
    What to ask for
    When to ask for it
    How to ask for it
    How to prepare in advance
    Ways to overcome a “NO”

    With degrees in Psychology and Special Education, Heather has worked in the field of Education for her 20-year career.  Specializing in Autism, she has been an SEIA, a teacher, the manager of a company providing home and community based services, and an independent Education Consultant.  She specialized in Autism before becoming the Education Program Coordinator at Frederick Community College.  She has advocated for children and families in many settings and is interested in sharing her passion and skills with parents. 

    *If sign language or foreign language interpretation is needed, please call 240-236-8744 or
    email no later than 10 business days before the conference.

    Get Connected: Special Needs Resources Fair

    Category: Training/Workshop Get Connected: Special Needs Resources Fair

    November 2, 2019

    The Special Needs Resource Fair, hosted by St. Elizabeth School, brings together therapists, practitioners, consultants, products, and services that promote happy, healthy, and productive lives for those with special needs. Gain insight on speech language therapy, sensory integration, summer camps, assistive technology devices, estate planning, and much more!
    Up to 50 exhibitors will be on hand to answer your questions. 

    St Elizabeth School
    801 Argonne Dr
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    North Chesapeake SNAG Fall Hayride for Families

    Category: Fun/Recreation North Chesapeake SNAG Fall Hayride for Families

    November 2, 2019

    Please RSVP with the number of guests. We need an estimate of people coming so we can let Lohr's know how many wagons. Hope to see you there. The hayride leaves around 10:15 so please plan to come by then. Ride includes pumpkin picking and apple cider.

    RSVP by November 1st to

    Super Social Saturday

    Category: Fun/Recreation Super Social Saturday

    November 2, 2019

    Art Stream, Inc brings their popular Super Social Saturdays to PGCR.
    Practice being your best self in a group event setting. Show your skills, be silly, express yourself, practice positive social experiences and dance!

    PGCR @ Holy Family Church,
    12010 Woodmore Road, Bowie, MD 20721

    Cost: $35 per session

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