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August Workshop schedule 

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Bullying and Students with Disabilities

Date: August 4, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Knights Creek Evangel Methodist
                2987 County Road 9
                Scio, NY 14880

How do students with disabilities cope with bullying? Participants will learn advocacy skills and how supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth.

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Guardianship, Wills and Trusts

Date: August 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network
                1000 Main Street
                Buffalo, NY 14202

Does your child need a guardian? When do you begin the process? Why do you need a will? How do you protect your child's future services? An overview of who needs a guardian and the different types will be provided. Participants will learn about trusts for a child with special needs and have an understanding of the various processes.

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Supporting Siblings of Individuals with ASD

Date: August 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY
                1000 Main Street
                Buffalo, NY 14202

In this workshop, families will learn about challenges that can occur when a member is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn how siblings can work together within the family to promote understanding and encourage social skills.

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ASD: An Overview

Date: August 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Mental Health Association of Genesee County
                25 Liberty Street
                Batavia, NY 14020

In this workshop participants will learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and will discuss how and why Autism Spectrum Disorders are diagnosed and by whom. The workshop will also cover learning styles, recent research and ways to promote success at home, school and in the community.

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SEPAC Family Support Summit

Date: August 12, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Bulger Hall, Buffalo State College
                 1300 Elmwood Ave
                 Buffalo, NY 14222

The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) provides support to parents, grandparents and foster parents of students with special needs. SESSIONS FOR GRADES K-12: Topics include Special Education Overview, Suspensions and Behavior Strategies, Code of Conduct, Understanding Jr High, Preparing for Graduation, College, Work and Adulthood. *Community resources will be available.

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Benefits for Persons with DD in NYS

Date: August 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Erie 1 BOCES
                 355 Harlem Rd, RM A1
                 West Seneca, NY 14224

Learn about benefits available for persons with developmental disabilities in New York State. This workshop focuses on SSI, SSD, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as general information regarding Special Needs Trusts.

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Effective Communication: Helping Families and Professionals Work Together

Date: August 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Gateway-Longview
                 10 Symphony Cir,
                 Buffalo, NY 14201

Participants will learn how to improve communication skills to effectively work with parents and family members of children with disabilities. This workshop will help participants learn to promote collaborative relationships with the goal of improved student achievement or services. (Geared toward parents)

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Monthly Notes Training

Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Parent Network of WNY
                 1000 Main Street
                 Buffalo, NY 14202

The goals of this training are to ensure that parents, family members and students can work with their CSE to assess their child's strengths, interests, and needs; establish measurable goals for life after High School; and identify appropriate transition services and coordinated activities.

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Bullying and Students with Disabilities (CANCELED)

Date: August 27, 2014 (Check back for rescheduled date)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Check back for rescheduled times)
Location: Mental Health Association of Genesee County
                25 Liberty Street
                Batavia, NY 14020

How do students with disabilities cope with bullying? Participants will learn advocacy skills and how supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth.

Register online now!