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Parent University at Weymouth High School
October 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
A Workshop for Parents of Special Needs Children
Speed bumps on the road to success – when to watch and when to worry
Presented at two times during Parent University: 7:15-8:00, and 8:15-9:00. Copies of her book will be available from 6:30-7pm in the humanities center at the High School and during the workshops.
This is the first in a four-part series of workshops for parents of children with special needs based on the new book No Parent Left Behind: Navigating the Special Education Universe. The workshops will provide parents with a toolbox for ensuring that their child makes effective progress. Workshops 2-4 will be given on the following dates in Lexington, MA:
- October 22 – Understanding independent evaluations
- November 5 – 7 habits of highly effective special needs families
- November 19 – Effective progress – what it means and how to help your child achieve it
All 4 workshops will be held at the Follen Community Church Community Center, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420. Sponsored by the Caring Congregation Committee. (See below for a map.) There will be time for individual questions. Registration and refreshments beginning at 7:15.
Who should attend: any parent whose child struggles to achieve success in school, due to:
- Learning disabilities
- Language/communication problems
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Social/emotional issues
- Developmental or physical difficulties
Dr Susan Brefach, clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist, is the author of “No Parent Left Behind: Navigating the Special Education Universe“. She has evaluated and advocated for children with a wide range of special needs for 32 years. She has a private practice in Bedford, MA. Information at www.susanbrefach.com.
Pre-registration is requested so sufficient handouts are available for participants. To pre-register, or for more information, email us using the contact form below. To download the flyer on all 4 workshops, click Making School Work Workshop flyer.