21st March 2017

Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Conference: May 19, 2017

The event will take place on Friday, May 19th at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Theater in Yountville. More info here:
http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/17.05.ca.htm

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14th March 2017

FREE training in Santa Rosa: “Medical Visits Made Easier”, March 22, 2017

The training will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Child Parent Institute in Santa Rosa. RSVPs can be sent to kellys@gatewaylg.com.
http://eepurl.com/cFWKeT

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17th February 2017

FREE Seminar in Rohnert Park, February 25, 2017

Special needs support and IHSS benefits: What you need to know
February 25, 2017
Doubletree Hotel
Free seminar and workshop
To learn more: www.galtadvocacy.com or 707-566-7600

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8th May 2015

RDI-2 Day Conference in Santa Rosa 5/17&18, 2015

Two-Day Relationship Summit for parents and professionals, on May 17th – 18th, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Rosa, CA

http://www.catchclinic.com/education/intro-presentions/sonoma-2-day-intro2015

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13th March 2013

Sunday Intensive in Marin 3/24/2013

How to Talk So Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder Will Listen And Listen So You Hear What Kids with ASD Want To Say (2 – 8 years)

Do you find yourself perplexed or depleted by the daily demands of raising, treating, or teaching a child with an autism spectrum disorder or Asperger’s? Is your child challenged by everyday routines like getting dressed in the morning or going to bed at night; coping with transitions, such as starting or ending a therapy session; or staying calm when hearing a bell ring in the school yard? Join other parents and professionals working or living with children on the autism spectrum. Learn concrete strategies that support back-and-forth communication; engage children’s cooperation; help children express their feelings; provide alternatives to punishment; build self-esteem; and enhance relationships.

This practical, experiential, and lively workshop is based on the best-selling books by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, including How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, and on the Floor Time approach of Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Previous participants have shared: “So helpful!” “I learned a lot!” We are fortunate to be able to take advantage of the expertise of Israeli autism expert Dr. Ilene Lee and nationally recognized parenting expert Julie King in their limited Bay Area appearance together.

Sunday Intensive: Sun., Mar. 24, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. $219 per person/$319 per couple. Fee includes one workbook ($10). Register at http://www.parentsplaceonline.org/marin/classes/

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1st February 2011

New Book: 100 Stories of Social and Safety Awareness

This book is to teach children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and Down syndrome social and safety awareness.

For more information:

http://www.rhinobook.org

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19th October 2010

Social Communication Group for young adults starting 11/9/10

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION GROUP for young adults (18-29 years old). Group members are high functioning, typically with ASD, but also may have other neurological disorders/changes that impact their social functioning. This is a 12-week group focused on improving communication skills, building friendships, and decreasing anxiety in social situations. Sessions include education, peer role-plays with feedback, and relaxation skills. $45/session, commitment required. For more information, contact Peggy O’Toole, Ph.D. (707) 829-5057.

Start date: 11/09/10

Meeting time: Tuesdays 6-7:15pm

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20th October 2008

Autism Seminar—Social Skill Development

Friday, 10-24-08: 1-3pm at Sonoma State University, Salazar Hall, room 2016.

Topic: Overview of emotional development & primary social skill deficits of autism, plus ideas for social skill development using Social Stories
Presenter: Suzanne Tribbey, MA, NCSP, North County Consortium Preschool Psychologist

University Credit  &/or Continuing Education Units

Register: online at SSU Extended Education:  www.sonoma.edu/exed or call 664-2394
-  OR  at 1st Meeting
Drop In:  $20 Voluntary Donation

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13th October 2008

Autism Seminar—Behavioral Skill Development

Friday, 10-17-08: 1-3pm at Sonoma State University, Salazar Hall, room 2016.

Topic: Behavioral Skill Development: Overview of Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence models & practical tips for the fundamentals of their use.

Presenter: Rose Velasquez, MS, School psychologist with advanced training in Behavior Analysis, Special Education Local Plan Area Program Specialist, and past Special Education administrator and principal.

University Credit  &/or Continuing Education Units

Register: online at SSU Extended Education:  www.sonoma.edu/exed or call 664-2394
-  OR  at 1st Meeting
Drop In:  $20 Voluntary Donation

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6th October 2008

Lil’ Red: A Play About Independence and Safety

It’s a big world out there, and there are a lot of things we need to do to keep us safe. This is the story of Lil’ Red, an independent, smart, responsible young lady making her way in the world and trying to keep safe.

Come and follow her on a journey though the transit mall, parental advice, dating tips, bus tactics, chat rooms, cell phones, and more. Lil’ Red was designed by and for individuals with special needs, ages middle school through young adulthood.

Where: Alchemia Theatre for Life Program, 6th Street playhouse in Santa Rosa

When: October 7th from 12:30-1:30 and October 12th from 3:00-4:00.

For more information and to RSVP, call Liz Jahren at 547-7644.

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