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Treating Sleep Disorders In Youth:
Camp Fairs for All Ages and Abilities - Jan/Feb 2011:
February 16th, 2011, Andover. Learn strategies for addressing common sleep problems, non-compliance issues, promoting healthy sleep in children, parent friendly treatments and more. Fees apply. See our front page for more information.
Teen Summer Program Expo in Newton, SummerScape in Beverly, The Framingham Special Needs Camp & Recreation Expo, TeenLife Community Service Fair in Chestnut Hill, and Camp Fairs in Acton, Andover, Brookline, Concord, Dedham, Groton, Hingham, Hudson, Lexington, and Sudbury. See our Camp Page for more info.
We Text, Tweet, Chat, Google, Moodle and More - Why Are We Still Teaching Handwriting?
Free, January 22nd, Framingham. Peggy Morris, OTR/L will discuss why instruction for manual handwriting as a developmental skill is vitally important, what is required for children to master this skill, and much more. See our Front Page for more information.
Music Therapy for Verbal/Non-Verbal Kids and Teens:
January - June 2011, in Malden. Use drums, maracas, tambourines, guitars, voices and body movements to develop skills and friendships. Fees and parent participation required. See the Front Page.
Sensory Friendly Films - Gnomeo & Juliet:
February 12th, in Dartmouth, Framingham, Tyngsboro, and Methuen. Participating theaters provide families with autism and other disabilities an opportunity to enjoy films with the lights up, the sounds down, and audience members allowed to dance, walk, shout or sing. Front page. See our Front Page.
Mental Health Family-Support Classes:
Brain and Addictive Disorder Classes are free and taught by volunteers who know what it is like to have a loved one struggling with these challenges. February and March start dates are in Boston, Cambridge, Concord, Holyoke and Weymouth. See our Front Page
Winter Fun With Accessible Ice Sledding & Skating, Snow Shoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and More:
January through April 2011. In Brockton, Holyoke, Jamaica Plain, Revere, Weston, Worcester, and Western Mass. Low cost and accessible for many ages and abilities, and their families too. See our Front Page for more information
Insurance for Autism/The ARICA Law:
Free and open to the public. January 25th in Scituate, February 9th in Natick. Advocates for Autism (AFAM) will discuss how to determine if your health insurance plan falls under ARICA, what treatments may be covered, and how education services are affected. See our Front Page
And our Autism Page lists more Massachusetts Resources.
Transition Planning Conference in English and Chinese:
Free, February 12th, in Boston. Training for parents and youth with Special Education Services, ages 14 - 22. Afternoon clinics offer consultation time with attorneys from legal service agencies. Visit Teens and Young Adults on our Front Page.
Free Workshops - Federation/Children Special Needs:
Basic Rights, Turning Three, MCAS, Suspension and Discipline in Special Education, Transition 101, 504 Plans and more in Amesbury, Ashland, Attleboro, Bolton, Bellingham, Cambridge, Cohasset, Grafton, Greenfield, Hudson, Lynn, Marlborough, Medford, Milford, Northhampton, Revere, Sharon, Springfield, Sudbury, Waltham, Wilmington, Worcester, and Wrentham. See our front page.
Making Healthy Connections - For Ages 14 - 22:
Starting in January 2011, two Saturdays each month, in Boston and Springfield. For youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Meet others with similar disabilities and learn about health care, independent living, fitness, adaptive driving, sports and more. See Teens and Young Adults on our front page.
Accessible Sports Winter Festival!
February 5th, in Gardner. Enjoy accessible snowshoeing, kick sledding, cross country skiing, ice skating, winter explorations, socializing and snowmobile rides. See our Front Page.
Disabilities Needed for Three Local Studies:
The Shriver Center in Waltham is recruiting for A Community-Based exercise Program for Adolescent with Down Syndrome, The Teens Recreation and Activity Choices Study, and Foundations of Learning in Children With and Without Developmental Disabilities. Some studies offer compensation. See Teens and Young Adults on our Front Page.