2016-2017 Meetings Dates and Topics
All meetings are held in the Middle School Library at 7:00 pm
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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...
"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
"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.