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IEP Workshop March 22nd at the JCC

Bring your child’s IEP to this interactive workshop with Special Education Advocate, Ingrid Flory on Tuesday, March 22nd at the JCC. She will teach you how to prepare for your IEP meeting, and how to GET IT DONE! Learn more and register now!

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Sensory Friendly Day at CT Science Center

  Contact Brit at bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org or at (860)520-2112!

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Exceptional Lives “How To Guides” help individuals with special needs – free and online!

Caring for a family member with special needs is time-consuming, stressful and often challenging. We are delighted to share this new, free, ONLINE resource with you to help you 24 hours a day with some of your most difficult challenges. On this website, exceptionallives.org, you can walk through 4 different “online guides” that can help you with topics such as:
Creating an effective IEP
Optimizing health insurance
Applying for SSI
Navigating guardianship
Be sure to check it out!

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Miss Amazing Pageant

A wonderful program that gives back!  Give your child the chance to shine on stage! Ages 5+, boys and girls! Find out more information here: https://missamazingpageant.com/  

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Community Resources for People with Autism

View this newsletter from CRPA for up to date information and new programs beginning in 2016.  Beginning on January 13th in Holyoke, CRPA will be offering a family support group. Find the newsletter here: http://theassociationinc.org/files/December_Newsletter.pdf

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Support Network for Families

Subject: JOIN us 4 lunch Discussion~ Friday, Nov 20- 12:30 PARENTS/caregivers//Therapists of CHILDREN with social or emotional/mental health challenges JOIN US for LUNCH:  SUPPORT NETWORK for FAMILIES~~ Se ofrecen Grupos de Apoyo!!. Meet other families/ TEAM MEMEBERS who face similar challenges in supporting our children– (in & out of school!) TOPIC:    “Beyond talk– YOUR […]

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Presentation by Communications Disorders Specialist: Social Thinking and Skill Development

Come learn from an expert in communications disorders! Kathleen Becker will present on Wednesday, Nov. 18th in West Springfield about “Social Thinking” – aimed at helping individuals become empowered communicators, make friends, feel smart, do their homework, and like themselves more. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the West Springfield SPEDPAC. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

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iPad Airs to be awarded to financially disadvantaged individuals with autism

Apply to be awarded an iPad Air by Autism Speaks! Applications open TODAY, November 2. Deadline is NOVEMBER 7th! Read this post for details on who can apply, how to apply and the application timeline. Don’t miss out!

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IEP Help Course!

Need help in learning to navigate your child’s education better? Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm or Wednesday, October 20 at 7pm   Jericho 537 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA

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Fall Classes Mailing

To ensure that you receive the most up to date information, please email Bethany at byoung@springfieldjcc.org with your current home mailing address and current email address!

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