Making School Work for Your Child with AS

I received information from one of the members of our group about an upcoming workshop — The Asperger’s Association of New England is accepting registrations for a workshop “Making School Work for Your Child with AS” Three dates: December 8, 2009; February 9, 2010; or April 13, 2010. Unfortunately, there is a registration fee ($40 […]

Free Clinic For Parents On Special Education Transition Services For Children With Disabilities, Ages 14-22

Disability Law Center, Inc. is offering a free training and clinic for parents on special education transition services for children with disabilities, ages 14-22. The morning session will include a presentation on transition services and planning for children with disabilities and during the afternoon parents will have an opportunity to get some individual consultation time […]

Reading the MCAS

One of the group members sent this to share with everyone — the attached file, distributed by Cambridge Public Schools to parents of children in the district, helps them understand the MCAS reports. How to Read Your Student’s MCAS Report

“Special Education Advocacy” workshop

“Special Education Advocacy” workshop December 2, 2009; 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Harvard Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, third floor, room 3311, Cambridge, MA 02138. Sarah Whiting, a second year student at Harvard Law School and a student advocate in the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, a joint effort of the Massachusetts Advocates for […]

Free tutoring under Title I program

One of the parents in the group wanted to share with everyone information about Title I Program for Free Tutoring. This information is about tutoring in Cambridge, MA but other districts might be doing it as well. As Cambridge Public School’s brochure about Title I, says “Title I provides additional resources and instruction to improve […]

Chronic Sorrow

Nancy Costikyan from the Office of Work / Life forwarded a very interesting article to share with the group: “An Evidence-Based Approach for Supporting Parents Experiencing Chronic Sorrow” by Jessica Gordon, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, published in 2009 in Pediatric Nursing.  I’m afraid I’d be breaking copyright law if I posted it here but here’s the […]

Notes from the October 2009 workshop on identifying learning disabilities

Full notes from the October 2009 workshop on identifying learning disabilities will be posted together with the link to the video of the lecture. Please be patient. In the meantime, click on the links below to download the handouts: Slides of the PowerPoint presentation “Is your child struggling at school? An introduction to the identification […]