Sponsored by Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Just in time for the holidays, the Lurie Center’s interdisciplinary team will share tips on how to navigate holiday dinners successfully. Learn more and register here.
Presented by Commonwealth Ballet
In this relaxed and welcoming setting the theatre lights will be left on a little, the music volume will be turned down, and some of the action on stage will be less intense. There will also be a “quiet zone” if anyone needs to relax for a few minutes. Tickets for this show are $22 and $10 for age 5 and under. Learn more and download a social story here.
Sponsored by Advocates
Natick High School
15 West Street
Join Advocates and other human service agencies at the Natick High School for their annual Transition Roundtable Fair to learn about the services available to you and your loved ones as they embark on their transition journey. A panel discussion will take place in the auditorium followed by agency booth breakouts in the library. No registration is necessary for this event.
Presented by Academy Metrowest
218 Speen Street
All behavior is our children’s means of communication and has meaning. When we begin to truly understand behavior from various perspectives, we are able to have more positive family interactions. Join Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Stefani Misiph for this free parent/professional workshop. Participants will leave empowered to use the concepts discussed and shape them into their own family experience. Learn more and register here.
Presented by the Millis SEPAC & Learning Solutions, LLC
Millis High School Library
245 Plain St
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) impacts all learners across their life settings. SEL is not about a “diagnosis,” it’s about being human. Join Tracey Stoll, Founder and Executive Director of Learning Solutions, LLC for this free workshop to learn what it is, what it looks like, who it impacts and how. You’ll also find out how to be supportive and reinforce social learning for yourself and others.
Sponsored by the Natick SEPAC and Spark Kindness
Natick High School
This documentary, by award winning filmmaker, Dan Habib, challenges what it means to be intelligent and points to a future in which people of all abilities can achieve their full potential in their educational, work, and social lives. Dan Habib will introduce the film and lead a Q & A following the screening. Learn more and register for free here.
Hosted by Beyond BookSmart
21 Concord Rd
Michael Delman, founder and CEO of Beyond BookSmart, will share insights from his new book on executive functioning and how parents can foster the development of these critical skills for success in school and beyond. Space is limited. Learn more and register for free here.
Blog post by Nelson Dorta, Ph.D.
As a pediatric neuropsychologist for 20 years, I’ve worked with many children with ADHD, as well as kids with sleep issues. I talk with parents all the time about the role of sleep in a child’s well-being, and how ADHD symptoms manifest. Read more.
Sponsored by Abilities.com
September 21-23, 2018
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall A
Dance, play a ton of adaptive sports and learn to command a service dog. Watch your kids have a blast in the brand new play activity area. Increase your independence with the innovative tech featured at the Assistive Technology Showcase. All ages and abilities are welcome to discover their new favorite pastimes. For a special treat, Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes will also read their best-selling children’s book about a girl and her service dog. Learn more and register for free here.
Sponsored by the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks
74 Warrenton Street
$5 of each ticket will go to benefit Autism Speaks. To purchase tickets, please visit Ticketmaster and use promo code: AUTISMSPEAKS.