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Back to School with the CT Youth Advisory Board
Monday, September 27, 2021
11:00 a.m.
This is a no cost event.

Join the CT Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for:
- An open conversation on current challenges
- Success strategies for students, teachers, and families
- Resources and stories to help move you forward

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Learning Series with Early Childhood Professionals:

ABA Foundations
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Free Event

CPAC presents: Learning Series with Early Childhood Professionals ABA Foundations

Presenter: Rachel Scott-Rosenbluth, MS, BCBA, LBA Applied Behavioral Interventions’ Clinical Director at Autism Care Partners

Description: Do you have questions about Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and whether is right for your child? In this workshop we will explore what ABA means, how to know if ABA is right for your child when to seek help and how does ABA improve communication and language skills in young children with Autism.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Abilis: Project Search Information Session

Young Adults w/Disabilities Can Find Employment Through Unpaid Internships
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
This is a no cost event

Join us for an information Session around our Project SEARCH program.

The Project SEARCH Training Program is a nine-month internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities, ages 18-30. It is targeted to individuals whose goal is competitive employment. The Project SEARCH programs with Abilis are held in partnership with Greenwich Hospital with hospital-related jobs, and with the Darien YMCA in many different departments in the facility, including the childcare center.

The program offers total immersion in the workplace, facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Interns participate in three, unpaid internships to explore a variety of career paths. Along the way, the interns increase their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem preparing them for future employment. Interns work with a team that includes their family, their Project SEARCH instructor, an Abilis job coach/developer, and a mentor.

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Virtual Parent Leadership Training Series - October 12th to November 30th
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
This is a no cost event.

Next STEPS will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 12th to November 30th, 2021

This intensive eight-week virtual series is designed to help parents and professionals gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT). This training series will prepare participants for a variety of roles at the school, district, regional or state level.

For an application:
Call: 860-739-3089
Email: [email protected]

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Backpack Training Webinar Series

Routines and Schedules: How to Help Your Child Transition Smoothly Between Place
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Free Event

Each training is on the second Wednesday of
the month 12:30-1:30pm.

Presented By: Bethanne Vergean, Research Assistant, UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Connecticut's Act Early Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Supporting Families of Students with Food Allergies

Thursday, October 14, 2021
1:00 p.m.
This is a no cost event.

Supporting Families of Students with Food Allergies in the Public Schools

Join us to discuss food allergy management in the public school setting. This presentation intends to educate families to become knowledgeable participants of the school team ensuring that their child has safe, inclusive, and equal access to education.

We will review relevant laws and provide suggestions for effective accommodations. There will be time for questions and answers.

Presenter: Maggie Francis-Gietzen, Ed.D. is a CT certified educator, reading consultant, and trained school administrator with 20 years of experience in public education. Maggie specializes in early childhood education, literacy instruction, teacher training and food allergy advocacy. She is a Partners in Policy Making graduate and serves on the Board of SpEdConnecticut. As the mother to two young boys who have the diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies, she is committed to supporting families to secure individualized food allergy management plans for their children in the school setting.

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Transition Tuesday: Autism Waiver

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In this presentation, expect to learn about the history of the autism waiver, eligibility criteria, supports and services under the waiver, learn about the Connecticut autism insurance law, husky coverage, and a brief overview of the autism waiver website and online resource library.

Presented by: Nathaniel Calixto - Department of Social Services - Autism Support and Resource Specialist and
Cathleen Calway - MS, BCBA, LBA, is an Autism Support and Resource Specialist with the Department of Social Services (DSS), Division of Autism

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