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.
Sponsored by Academy Metrowest
218 Speen Street
Academy MetroWest is proud to present Dr. Joseph Moldover, Psy.D, a highly respected neuropsychologist with a private practice in Wellesley. Doctor Moldover’s presentation is entitled Navigating the Schools Years: Understanding Learning, Social, and Executive Functioning Challenges from Kindergarten through Adulthood. It’s a lifespan perspective focusing on how the same issue looks very different at different ages and in different settings. Parents of a child with one particular disability or learning difference might have one experience in 2nd grade and another in middle school, and parents of a child with LBLD a totally different course. This workshop is open to the public and admission is free. Learn more and RSVP here.
Sponsored by Autism Speaks
Opening Ceremonies: 10:00am
Walk Start: 10:15am
Autism Speaks Walk is powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and support providers for people with autism. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Learn more and register here.
Sponsored by Therapro
October & November 2018
Check out Therapro’s upcoming schedule of free Saturday morning seminars. Peruse past seminars, some of which have video clips and/or ancillary material from the presentation.