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Martin Luther King Day at the Boston Childrens Museum:
January 17th. Peace games celebrating equality and fairness, hear Janice Allen sing with the Children's Inspirational Freedom Choice, and much more. See our front page for more information.
Four Camp Fairs During January 2011:
The Boston Parents Paper Camp Fair in Brookline on January 8th, plus Camp Fairs in Groton, Lexington and Westford on January 15th, 27th, and 29th. Find day and overnight camps with information for all ages. See our Camp Page for more info.
Winter Fun with Accessible Ice Sledding & Skating, Snow Shoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and More:
January through April 2011. Brockton, Holyoke, Jamaica Plain, Revere, Weston, Worcester/Western and throughout Massachusetts. Low cost and accessible for many ages and abilities, and their families too! See our Front Page for more information.
Music Therapy for Verbal/Non-Verbal Kids and Teens:
January - June, 2011, 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 - Yogi Bear:
January 8th, 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 sound down, and audience members allowed to dance, walk, shout or sing. Front page.
Don't Get Hurt - Crisis Prevention Intervention:
January 12th & 19th, Reading. Learn how CPI educates and empowers parents, teachers and support staff and others to create safe situations when children or adults are being physically aggressive. Fees and registration required. See our front page.
Developing Social Skills with Children With Autism:
our front page.
Wanted: Your Camp Fair Info!
SPED Child and Teen is already looking to the New Year and getting Camp Information to parents. If your organization plans to host a Camp Fair or Open House that is open to the public, please send the details to email@example.com, and we will post dates and times in the newsletter and Camp Fair page.
Planning A Life - Making the Most Out of High School:
February 3rd and 4th, in Boston. This transition conference is for and about students in special education, ages 14 - 22. Topics include Vision Development/Self Advocacy, Transition Planning Forms, How To Develop Transition Goals, Housing, Postsecondary and Employment Options, and more. Scholarships are available. Please visit Teens and Young Adults on our front page.
Suspension/Discipline in Special Education, IEPs & More:
Free, January 6th - 27th. These Federation For Children With Special Needs Workshops will be offered in Amesbury, Bolton, Cambridge, Canton, Fall River, Milford, Reading, Revere, Northhampton, Sturbridge, Wrentham, West Springfield, Wilmington and other communities. For more info see our Front Page.
"Making Healthy Connections"- for ages 14 -22:
Starting in January 2011, two Saturdays each month, in Boston and Springfield/Western Mass. 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.
Developing Social Skills For Children With Autism:
Free, January 12th, Foxboro. Learn how to teach your child skills that they can use in home and school settings to help them interact and make friends. For families, educators, advocates and pediatricians. Part of the May Institute's "Experts on Autism" series. See Front Page.
Disabilities Needed For Three Local Studies:
The Shriver Center in Waltham is recruiting for A Community-Based Exercise Program for Adolescents 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 Front Page