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Understanding the Self-Direction Program through New York OPWDD

Center for Spectrum Services - Kingston Location 71 Kukuk Lane, Kingston, NY, United States

Parent Workshop Tuesday, January 21st 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Kingston School Presented by Jennifer Strano – OPWDD Self Direction Coordinator Please note that an RSVP is needed to Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is a New York State program that provides supports and resources for the families of individuals with developmental delays....

The Sound of Music Therapy!

Center for Spectrum Services - Kingston Location 71 Kukuk Lane, Kingston, NY, United States

Tuesday, February 11th from 12:30 – 2pm at Our Kingston School RSVP Required Music is an important tool for children with Autism and can be used to improve attention, communication, social interaction, and group collaboration. We will explore music through a fun, interactive approach where participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences and...

Fun Activities for Home

Center for Spectrum Services - Ellenville Location 4 Yankee Place, Ellenville, NY

Tues. Feb. 11th, 12:30pm – 2:00pm at Our Ellenville School       As the end of the school year approaches, parents often ask us “what kind of activities can I do with my child at home?” If this is you, this workshop has the answer! During this workshop we will explore hands on activities such...

Parent Support Group Meeting

Join Us On Zoom Our Parent Discussion Group offers caregivers the chance to share parenting experiences, educational and management strategies, community resources, upcoming conferences and new research. We can also offer support to one another in an informal and comfortable setting. This group meeting will be hosted on Zoom. RSVP Needed: To receive the web link...

Government Programs and Benefits,: Providing for Lifetime Care and Quality of Life

Online Via Zoom

Presented by Ernest Selke, Specialcare Planner of Financial Wise: This workshop provides an overview of various government programs that may be available to dependents with special needs. We’ll review Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Medicaid/Medicaid Waivers, and State Specific Programs. You will learn about the requirements to qualify for these programs...

Teaching Functional Life Skills to Children with ASD

Online Via Zoom

Presented by Tiffany Francese-Sears, MA, LMHC & Beth Estes, MA, BCBA Fostering independence is an essential part of childhood development. These skills will help children with ASD to become more independent with personal care such as toileting, feeding, dressing one’s self, and caring for their environment. Thus, it is important that parents be exposed to...

Improving Challenging Behaviors at Home: Part I

Online Via Zoom

In this workshop parents will gain tools to help create a positive living and learning environment for their children.  Parents will be able to  understand challenging behaviors and gain an understanding about Evidence based positive behavior support strategies. Click Here to join the workshop on Zoom on October 6th at 6:30pm.

Virtual Parent Workshop: Teaching Appropriate Behaviors 

Online Via Zoom

Teaching Appropriate Behaviors This workshop will help parents understand that using reinforcement is an integral component of all teaching programs. Reinforcement is also critical for teaching appropriate replacement behaviors, and strengthening current positive behaviors. Remember, you cannot reduce or eliminate a challenging behavior unless we teach the child more appropriate behaviors first. We will demonstrate...

An Introduction to Services Through OPWDD

Online Via Zoom

An Introduction to services through OPWDD            Wed. 2/16  6:30– 8 Presented by Tom DeHaan,  Program Coordinator for the Taconic region of the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Tom will discuss the services which may be available to your family free of charge. These services may include such things as Family Support Services, at...

Parent Workshop: Inclusive Family Fun Resources in the Hudson Valley

Online Via Zoom

Inclusive Family Fun Resources in the Hudson Valley    Wed. 2/23  12:30- 2 In this workshop, Stacey Orzell will share a variety of resources for children of all ages and abilities. She has complied a vast amount of community recreation, camps, social groups and sibling meet up information. Stacey is a passionate advocate who believes in opportunities for all.  Stacey is a NYS Special Olympic...

Parent Workshop: Tips for Improving Cooperative Behavior

Online Via Zoom

We're offering two of the same workshops back to back, join us for the 12:30–1:15pm workshop,  or  the workshop from 1:15 – 2:00 pm - Presented by Ellenville Program Coordinator Sandra Brownsey In this workshop parents and caregivers are given helpful hints for making small changes that will have a positive effect on their child’s...

Parent Workshop: Supporting Independence    

Online Via Zoom

Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled for a later date.   Learn how to empower your child and create independence in daily living skills. We will discuss simplifying language and the use of visual supports to help complete daily routines and self-care with more independence. Topics will include...