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The Special People, Places, and Things that January 2012 Brings: Looking for Special Needs Events in NYC? Look NO Further!

Maybe one of my new year’s resolutions should have been to have titles no longer than five words…

I know I’m behind on posting lately, but wow am I still trying to dig out from the email pile that accumulated over winter break (unlike any snow). In any case, with each email I open I am just beginning to realize how much there is going on around the city this month – I don’t even know where to start!

Here is a look at just some of the stuff you won’t want to miss (organized by agency/group, NOT by date):

RCSN Workshops:

Turning Five Developing Positive Behaviors
Understand the options and possibilities
for your child with special needs as you
transition to kindergarten together.
Explore typical causes for inappropriate
behaviors in school. Partner with educators
to reduce behavior problems and keep your
child in school and learning.
TUESDAY
1/10/2012

10:00 – 12:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
1/11/2012

9:30– 11:30 am
RCSN
116 E 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
P.S. 63
121 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY 1000

Preparing for Life after High School, 1/11/2012, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

HELP! Family Support Services
1/18/2012
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Yoga = Parent Empowerment
1/19/2012
10:00 – 12 Noon

***Saturday January 28–SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER CAMP FAIR (not to be missed!) FREE***

Great summer resources and a free copy of RCSN’s Camps 2011-2012

Sign language and Spanish translators available

11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave. & West 60th Street Manhattan

Registration required for the above events (except for the camp fair).

For a full description of workshops and to register online,
visit 
www.resourcesnyc.org/trainings
Register by phone: 212-677-4650

To register for the camp fair and a prize drawing, go to http://www.resourcesnyc.org/events

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The Quad Monday Workshop Series, 54 Read Street, 10007

PCIT: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Matt Goldfine, PhD., January 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm

PCIT is an empirically validated intervention that involves working with parents and their young children to learn more effective ways of positively interacting, improving child compliance, and reducing disruptive behavior. The first phase, Child-Directed Interactions, involves learning traditional play therapy skills designed to enhance the parent-child relationship, improve child social skills, and encourage good behavior, while cultivating parent attention to be a powerful reward. The second phase, Parent-Directed Interactions, involves learning and practicing structured and effective techniques for discipline. A variant, TCIT, coaches teachers and other providers for better interactions in educational settings.

Matthew Goldfine, PhD.  specializes in providing PCIT to families at Columbia University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Albano. Dr. Goldfine trained under Dr. Cheryl McNeil, co-author of both editions of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and has numerous years of experience in PCIT. He has published scholarly articles and book chapters about PCIT.

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Fitness For Focus Semester Kicks Off With Free Trials!

Sensei Glenn, 646-213-0973, 131 West 72nd Street
Spring Session Begins – Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th
14 week Spring Session ending on Sunday, June 3, 2012, Monday, June 4.

Free Trial Classes on Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th

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Special Day for Special Families at the Transit Museum

http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org/xkids_site/Events.html

Sunday, January 22, 10:00AM 

Families with children with special needs will have the museum exclusively to themselves from 10-11.

During this time, admission is FREE!

After 11:00, the doors open to the general public.  Families with children with special needs will get a 50% discount on admission.

Both our monthly art project and our Music & Play will be held at the museum.

At 10:30, we will do a family art project with old metrocards. Children can start collecting them now!

At 12:30, the M. Shanghai String Band will play on the tracks!

There will also be a special quiet room for overstimulated kids…

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Free Screening of “ADD and Loving It”

**This Wednesday, January 11th**

Host: The Hallowell Center

What: Free Screening of “ADD And Loving It” followed by a discussion with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell & his staff

When: Wednesday January 11, 6:00-8:30PM

Where: PS163 Alfred E. Smith School, Auditorium (163 W. 97th St.)

RSVP: Call Denise Boline at (212) 799-7777, ext. 100 or email Denise@ADHDnewyork.com.

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Feel free to add January 2012 events in the comments section or to email me with future events!

Reminder: Resource Fair Today!

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Make sure to check Upcoming Events for details on today’s fantastic event – it runs from 10-2.

I’ll be there with both kids in tow – hope to see you there!

Take me to the fair, take me to the fair, don’t know anywhere I would rather be

Every time I think of the cornucopia of special needs fairs coming up over the next few months I want to do a little dance (if you don’t get the Elvis reference above, that’s okay). I recently sent an apologetic email in which I confused the Family and Professional Resources Fair with the Special Needs Camp Fair, which read: Only in NYC are there enough special needs fairs to get them confused – amazing!

And amazing is the perfect word to describe not one, not two but all three fairs coming up this Fall/Winter. I plan to attend all of them, even if I have to drag all 3 of my kids along (though I’m really hoping this is not the case) and hope to see you there as well!

SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL FAIR, OCTOBER 25, 2011, 5:30-7:30PM

http://www.jccmanhattan.org or 646-505-5708 for more info

The JCC in Manhattan and YAI/NYL/LIFESTART partner to present the annual Special Needs School Fair. Representatives from preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools serving the New York City special needs community will be onsite to provide information and answers to your questions. School materials will be available.

Schools that have confirmed their attendance as of October 6th include:

Aaron Academy — The Aaron School — ABC/Merricat Castle School — Auditory/Oral School of NY StriVright — Birch Family Services — Brooklyn Autism Center Academy — Central Park Early Learning Center — Child Development Center, JBFCS — Clarke School for Hearing and Speech/New York — Cooke Center School — NYC Department of Education ASD Program — East River Child Development Center — The ELIJA School — The Gillen Brewer School — The Hallen School — The Ideal School — Imagine Academy for Children with Autism – The Lang School — LearningSpring School – Manhattan Children’s Center – Maplebrook School — Mary McDowell Friends School — Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf — The Opportunity Charter School — The Parkside School – QSAC — The Quad Manhattan Preschool Program — Rebecca School — Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center – The Shield Institute — Standing Tall — St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf — Stephen Gaynor School — United Cerebral Palsy of NYC (Queens and Manhattan Sites)– West End Day School – Windward School Lower School — The Winston Preparatory School — YAI/NYL William O’Connor Bay Ridge School — YAI/NYL The Gramercy School — YAI/NYL Harry H. Gordon — YAI/NYL Manhattan Star Academy — YAI/NYL Roosevelt Children’s Center

FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE FAIR, DECEMBER 1, 2011, 10:00-2:00PM

Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 West 59th St. at 9th Avenue

For parents, family members, People with developmental Disabilities, and professionals

Invaluable workshops
Info on services and supports from Over 90 service providers

Caregiver Extras

School Groups Must Preregister

FREE ADMISSION


SPECIAL CAMP FAIR 2012
Sat, 01/28/2012 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Summer Programs for Children with Disabilities

FREE ADMISSION

Church of St. Paul the Apostle

(Entrance to Fair on Columbus Avenue near West 60th Street)

Sign Language provided

• Meet the camp directors

• Get a free copy Camps 2011-12

For more information call:

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

Hilda Melendez

212-677-4650 ext. 34


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