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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Calendar Quickies - Snooze and You Lose!

NOTE: Brief calendar listings will become a regular feature of this blog. If your organization is sponsoring a program or event you'd like brought to the attention of our subscribers, please email the details to thelmus@nesca-newton.com. Items will be accepted at our discretion, subject to limitations of space.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 24th - A Conversation about Transition: Becoming An Adult with ASD. The Charles River Center, Needham, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Panelists from various agencies including NESCA and AANE discuss their approaches to transition assessment and planning. Look HERE for details. Sponsored the MGH Lurie Center for Autism in cooperation with NESCA. Free and open to the public. To reserve seats, email nesca@nesca-newton.com.

Last call on Transition! Seats are filling fast!

Tuesday, May 29 - NEW! Perspective-Taking and Inferencing. 6:30 - 8:30pm. Understanding others' actions, emotions, and behaviors help us navigate the social world. This workshop will address the skills your child may need to practice and we will introduce fun games to teach those skills. Leader: Libby Adams, BCABA. At Advances Learning Center, 85 Main St., Suite 102, Watertown. $30 per person. To register, email Kayla McAlister at kayla.mcalister@advancesonline.com.

Wednesday, May 30th - Nancy Roosa, Psy.D. and Erin Gibbons, Ph.D. discuss discuss neuropsychological evaluation of clients whose unique challenges create barriers to standardized testing. Is your child one of them? Look HERE for details. NESCA's offices, 55 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor, Newton, MA. Free and open to the public. RSVP to nesca@nesca-newton.com.

Sunday, June 3rd - When Taking a Deep Breath is Not Enough: Yoga and Mindfulness Strategies to Promote Relaxation, Self-Awareness, and Self-Regulation. A full-day workshop taught by Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT, for parents, professionals and and others caring for children and teens with developmental or emotional challenges. 10:00am - 4:00pm in NESCA's offices, 55 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor, Newton, MA. $125 per person; class limited to 10. Look HERE for details.

Wednesday, June 6NEW! Emotional Regulation from an ABA Perspective. 10:00am - 1:00pm. Children who have difficulty regulating their emotions have trouble identifying and expressing their feelings, inhibiting inappropriate behaviors and staying calm enough in frustrating situations to use problem-solving strategies. This workshop will focus on specific behaviors you can work on at home with your child, and teaching strategies that can help. Leaders: Meredith Smith, M.S. and Kate Bowsza, M.S., BCBA. At Advances Learning Center, 85 Main St., Watertown. $45 per person. To register, email Kayla McAlister at kayla.mcalister@advancesonline.com.

Tuesday, June 12th - Transition Tuesday Session VI: Independent Schools with Strong Transition Programs. A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ann Helmus with representatives of schools offering strong secondary and post-secondary transition programs and services. 7:00 - 9:00pm, The Westin Hotel Waltham, 70 Thrid Avenue, Waltham, MA. $20 per person. Call Melissa Jensen at 617-658-9800 or email nesca@nesca-newton.com to reserve seats.

Monday, June 18th - NEW! Dealing with Challenging Behavior. 6:00 - 9:00pm. "Stop it! Don't do that! If you do that one more time...." Does this sound familiar? Challenging behavior is something that all parents deal with at some point or another. In the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to know the best way to respond. This workshop will give you some tools to assess your child's challenging behavior and determine the most constructive way to react. Leader: Libby Adams, BCABA. At Advances Learning Center, 85 Main St., Suite 102, Watertown. $30 per person. To register, email Kayla McAlister at kayla.mcalister@advancesonline.com.

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