Next Meeting Date:

 Sept 26th


Next Activity Night:  

Sept 8th

Longwood Special Education PTA
Longwood Special Education PTA

2016-2017 Meetings  Dates and Topics

All meetings are held in the Middle School Library at 7:00 pm


September 27th

What is Self-Direction?" / Membership Raffle ~Donna Febo- MSC

Self-direction gives you flexibility to choose the mix of supports and services that are right for you so you can live the life you want. With self-direction, YOU choose your services, the staff and organizations that provide them, and a schedule that works best for YOU. Each person is unique. Self-direction empowers people to design supports based on their unique strengths and needs. It gives you more control over the funding used to buy your services.

October 25th

Social Outings: A caregivers toolbox on how to overcome societal judgement regarding your child's behaviors" 

Dianne Porter- Missing Piece Awareness

Underscoring the importance of exposing our children to typical settings at a young age and a toolkit for parents and caregivers to understand antecedents and how to explain them to friends, family and community members.

November 29th

"Building bridges with law enforcement"

Jerry Turning:Police Officer, Parent, and blogger "Bacon and Juiceboxes", 7th precinct COPE Unit and Suffolk County Sheriffs Office Project Lifesaver "
Building bridges with law enforcement, identifying anxiety triggers and calming techniques. First responders for wandering children. 

January 24th

"Ensuring that every child shall succeed- Longwoods rich and diverse classroom structures and supports" 
 Longwood Special Education Teachers  k-12  

Longwood teachers and administrators will discuss different classroom structures and the different opportunities available in district.

February 28th

"ESY, Summer programs and summer camp options"

Brenda Mccabe, Camp-pa-qua-tuck, Brookhaven camps

Outlining a variety of options for summer programs: ESY, Longwood Camps, Brookhaven Camps, sleep over camps and more...

March 21st

"Are you frustrated or concerned with how your child plays, learns, speaks behaves? "

Stephanie Columbia LCSW-R, BCBA, LBA

 Join a lively discussion regarding Positive Behavior Intervention Statagies and how to implement them with your child

May 22nd

 "Staying connected: Overcoming isolation, finding support and activities for your child"

Valerie Ried- OPWDD-Parent to Parent

The ultimate resource guide to all special needs organizations, groups and activities available to stay connected and feel supported. 


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