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  • Sensory Processing Disorders Webinar – October 10
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parent Information Center is hosting this webinar with presenter, Melissa Szakal, MS, OTR/L, who will explain sensory processing systems and sensory integration, the role of sensory processing sensory integration principles and therapeutic approaches. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Promoting Physical Activity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs – October 11
    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, in Wilmington. Family SHADE and United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware are hosting a free breakfast and presentation with physical therapist, Lisa Savino. She will discuss the importance of physical activity for children with healthcare needs and share strategies and resources that can be used to increase their physical activity. Family members and service providers are invited to attend. For more information and to register, visit the event page.

  • Down Syndrome Association of DE’s Run for the Buds – October 14
    Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Run starts at 9:30 a.m. at Rockford Park, in Wilmington. Run for the Buds supports individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual abilities. Events include 1K, 5K, 10K run/walk, a beer garden and live music. Information about registration fees, awards and volunteering can be found at the Run for the Buds site.

  • Autism Delaware Fall Festival – October 14
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Killens Pond State Park, in Felton. The Fall Festival includes pumpkin decorating, a hayride and a hotdog lunch. To reserve a spot, contact Gail Hecky at 302-644-3410 or gail.hecky@delautism.org.

  • Lunchtime Learning: AIM for the stars — October 17
    Noon - 1 p.m. in Room 132, at the Center for Disabilities Studies, in Newark. Learn about Accessible Instructional Materials for students with print disabilities and how the AIM Delaware Center connects students with the AIM they need. Join Beth Mineo, director of UD’s Center for Disabilities Studies, as she introduces AIM and illustrates how it leads to better outcomes for students by increasing comprehension and reducing fatigue. The event is free. To register, visit the event flyer here.

  • IEP Basics Workshop – October 17
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School, in Lewes. The Parent Information Center is hosting this workshop, which will include an introduction to the Individualized Education Program and the “language” of special education; components of an IEP and use of data and understanding Present Level of Educational Performance (PLEP). To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Supporting Students with ADHD – October 18
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Stubbs Elementary School, in Wilmington. The Parent Information Center is hosting this presentation which will cover how ADHD affects students in school, strategies to support learning at home, and accommodations and modifications. To register visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-psycho-social Approach – October 18
    1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. AUCD is hosting this webinar which will focus on some of the most common challenges associated with assessing and diagnosing mental health conditions for individuals with intellectual disabilities including the role of biopsychosocial factors. Presenters will include a child/adolescent psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist. To register, visit the webinar description page.

  • Social Skills Workshop – October 18
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the John W. Collette Education Resource Center, 35 Commerce Way, in Dover Hosted by the Parent Information Center and facilitated by CDS specialists, this session will help parents understand topics that address bullying in middle and high school. It will also offer strategies and information about reinforcing effective social skills at school and at home. For more information, contact Nicole Roberts at robertsn@udel.edu.

  • Using Social Skills to Address Bullying – October 18
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at John W. Collette Education Resource Center, in Dover. Hosted by the Parent Information Center and presented in collaboration with the Center for Disabilities Studies and the Delaware Department of Education, this session will help families understand topics that address bullying in middle and high school. It will also offer strategies and information about reinforcing effective social skills, which may help address bullying. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Net Smartz Internet Safety Training – October 22
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, in Wilmington. The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is partnering with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer Net Smartz safety training to children with disabilities and their siblings. The training will provide parents/guardians and their children with the tools needed to remain safe while using the internet. The training will last one hour and will be offered in two simultaneous workshops. One for parents/guardians and one for children/teens. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

  • Sexuality and Sensory – October 23
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Autism Delaware office, in Newark. Also available streaming on Facebook Live. Autism Delaware is hosting a session in which a representative from Planned Parenthood will discuss sexuality and adolescents. To register, contact Heidi Mizell at 302-224-6020 or heidi.mizell@delautism.org.

  • Know Your Child’s Learning Style – October 24
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Gateway Lab School, in Wilmington. The Parent Information Center is hosting this workshop which will include review of learning styles; how learning styles influence behavior and academics; and purposefully supporting and promoting learning. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD – October 24
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. AUCD is hosting this webinar will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions. The presenter will be Connie Kasari, a professor of Human Development and Psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles. To register, visit the webinar description page.

  • Take Action Against Bullying Webinar – October 26
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parent Information Center is hosting this webinar which will cover parent-oriented topics such as: warning signs of bullying, prevention tools to stop bullying, supporting the bullied child, and focusing on how to deal with bullying against LGBTQ students. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.
  • Down Syndrome Association of DE’s Teen/Adult Fall Dance – October 27
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at MOT Senior Center Inc., in Middletown. The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is hosting this event which will include music and light refreshments. Costumes are welcome; attendance is free. To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

  • 10th Annual Vision Conference – October 30
    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Clayton Hall Conference Center, in Newark. UD is partnering with the Vision Coalition of Delaware for this conference, titled Strengthening Partnerships in Health and Education: Delaware and the Nation. Community members from across Delaware will discuss the social determinants of education and health. Conference attendees and presenters will examine the issues facing Delaware communities, creating action steps to strengthen partnerships in education and health. For event information and to register, visit the conference site.

  • Legal Issues Workshop – October 30 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Autism Delaware, in Newark. Autism Delaware will be hosting speaker, James Bergmaier, who will discuss trusts, guardianships and financial planning. Contact Heidi Mizell for more information at 302-334-6020 or email heidi.mizell@delautism.org.

  • CLSC Open House – November 2
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at CDS, 461 Wyoming Road, in Newark Meet CLSC program students and instructors from this innovative college opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities. Topics covered will include goal setting, campus life, academic opportunities, internships and life after CLSC. For more information about the Open House, contact Candy Greenleaf at candygre@udel.edu.

  • AUCD’s Annual Conference – November 5-8
    Conference will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, in Downtown Washington DC. AUCD is holding their annual conference titled Lift Your Voice! The theme of the conference is the importance that communication and advocacy, both collective and personal, have in our public lives. Network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from all across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and trainees are welcome. For event agenda, registration and more information, visit the AUCD Conference site.

  • Take Action Against Bullying including LGBTQ Students – November 9
    Webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. The Parent information Center is hosting this webinar which will address parent-oriented topics including warning signs of bullying, prevention tools to stop bullying, supporting the bullied child, focusing on how to deal with bullying against an LGBT student. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • 2017 DE Epilepsy Conference – November 18
    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at Christiana Care Hospital, in Newark. The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware is hosting a conference titled, Living your Best Life with Epilepsy, which is geared toward anyone affected by epilepsy. The conference is free to the public, for more information and to register, go here.

  • Stewards of Children Training – November 18
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Widener University Law School, in Wilmington. The Down Syndrome Association is partnering with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer the Stewards of Children Training to families. The training will teach adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The event will cater towards protecting children with disabilities but is open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

  • Know the Numbers Workshop – November 20
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Autism Delaware, in Lewes. Presentation will also be accessible on Facebook live. Autism Delaware staff will discuss understanding evaluations and what they mean in an educational setting.

  • Eligibility for Special Education Presentation – November 27
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at CHEER Community Center, in Georgetown. Parent Information Center will be hosting a presentation on educational evaluation, including the process to determine if a child has a qualifying disability to receive special education services and eligibility requirements for special education service sunder federal and state law. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • IEP Basics Workshop – November 30
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Lewes Presbyterian Church, in Lewes. The Parent Information Center is hosting this workshop, which will include an introduction to the Individualized Education Program and the “language” of special education; components of an IEP and use of data and understanding Present Level of Educational Performance (PLEP). To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Autism DE’s Sussex Holiday Party – December 2
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, in Georgetown. Autism Delaware is hosting a holiday party for families affected by autism. Festivities include photos with Santa, potluck lunch and an opportunity to create holiday arts and crafts. To register, call 302-644-3410.

  • Communicating Effectively with School Staff – December 5
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Gateway Lab School, in Wilmington. Parent Information Center is hosting this presentation, which will address sharing information effectively, identifying and communicating concerns, and communicating in writing and listening strategies. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

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