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    Parent workshops are provided free to parents in St. Louis County. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held on the lower level at SSD Central Administrative Office, 12110 Clayton Road, Town & Country (just east of Ballas Road, next to Neuwoehner School). Childcare is not provided.


    Register by calling 314-989-7807 or 711 (Deaf/HOH), or register online at www.solutionwhere.com/ww/ssd (call the registration number for assistance with setting up an account). When you are on the SSD professional development site (Solutionware), view the calendar of courses that includes workshops on technology, literacy and more. Please be sure to register for workshops as they are sometimes canceled due to low enrollment or weather conditions — we need to be able to contact you!

    If you need more information, or if you have special needs and require an alternative format as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, call Debra Fiasco Administrator, Parent Education, 314-989-8108 or 711 (Deaf/HOH).

    WINTER 2016 PARENT CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

    Download file "Parent_Connection_Winter_2016.pdf"

    January Workshops and Flyers

    SSD Parent Advisory Council Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 13 , 7-9 p.m.
    SSD Central Office, Boardroom
    This meeting is open to all parents.
    How to Write Measurable Goals Monday, Jan. 25, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT staff
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Learn how to write individualized and measurable educational goals for your child and track your child’s progress with this easy to understand training for parents of children with disabilities.
    Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) Tuesday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    (one-hour lunch break on your own)
    Presenter: NAMI-St. Louis
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program is an interactive session that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. The adult MHFA course is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions
    Levels of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Service within Special School District Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Wendy Wright-Bell
    Hazelwood Central Early Childhood Center, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63031
    Participants will be taught the 3 levels of service the ABA Department provides and given examples of how those services are implemented. Participants will see an example of an ABA program book and review the components of an ABA program protocol. Participants will be given a basic understanding of each level and see video examples of both direct instruction and support.
    SSD North and Northwest Parent Summer Fair Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5:00- 7 p.m.
    § Ritenour Senior High School Auditorium
    9100 St. Charles Rock Rd. St. Louis, Mo. 63114
    Susan Fleming, Executive Director of the Recreation
    Fair and recreation providers
    This event will provide parents with the opportunity to visit with providers of summer programs and camps that include all children.

    Download file "How to Write Measurable Goals.pdf"
    Download file "Parent Training 2 Flyer 2015 PDF.pdf"

    February Workshops and Flyers


    Transitioning to High School
    Monday, Feb. 1, 6:30-8;30 p.m.
    Presenter: Michelle Levi Perez
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    The transition to High School can be a confusing and stressful time for families. Come learn some tips to help you and your student prepare for this big transition!
    Early Childhood Parent Training: Effective Practices for Challenging Behavior in Pre-school Children/Visual Supports – 2-part workshop Wednesdays, Feb. 3 & 10 , 6:30-9 p.m.
    Presenters: Presenters: Early Childhood Student Support Facilitators and Social Workers
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Participants will learn to implement positive behavior supports for children at the early childhood level who are exhibiting challenging behaviors at home.
    Understanding Section 504 Monday, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT staff
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    The term “Section 504” refers to a specific part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by any program or activity that receives federal funding. This includes all public schools and any private schools that receive federal funds. Learn about the legal background of Section 504, the evaluation process, 504 plans and services and the procedural safeguards in place to protect individuals with disabilities.
    Levels of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Service within Special School District Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Wendy Wright-Bell
    § Bayless Elementary Building B
    Participants will be taught the 3 levels of service the ABA Department provides and given examples of how those services are implemented. Participants will see an example of an ABA program book and review the components of an ABA program protocol. Participants will be given a basic understanding of each level and see video examples of both direct instruction and support.
    Supports for Your Family from the St. Louis Regional Office for Developmental Disabilities Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Kadesh Burnett
    § Hazelwood School District Central Office Multipurpose Room, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, Mo. 63031
    If your child has a qualifying developmental disability (such as intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple disabilities, epilepsy, certain learning disabilities) learn how your support coordinator can make sure you have access to resources such as respite care, summer programs, and state, county and not-for-profit funding for essential services for your child. The support coordinator can help you plan for your child’s future and provide support for your child’s IEP meeting if needed.
    What to Do This Summer Recreation Fair Tues., Feb. 16, 6:30- 8 p.m.
    SSD Central Office, Room 60-61
    Susan Fleming, Executive Director of the Recreation
    Fair and recreation providers
    In this “Recreation Fair” parents will be able to visit with providers of summer programs and camps that include all children. Recreation voucher and funding information will be presented from 6:30-6:50 p.m.
    Understanding Dyslexia Wed., Feb.17, 6:00-8:30
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Presenter: David Kaufman, Ph.D. and Kim Stuckey, MED., LPC
    Join us for a presentation about the definition, symptoms and prevalence of dyslexia. Comorbidities associated with dyslexia will be discussed along with the importance of providing remediation and accommodations. Standardized assessment measures will be reviewed. The presentation will conclude with information about IDEA 2004 and its criteria for identification of diagnosed specific learning disabilities, including the difference between a clinical diagnosis and eligibility determination. This workshop is brought to you by Decoding Dyslexia-Mo.
    Making Writing Easier Tuesday, Feb 23, 6:30-8:30
    Presenter: Carla Vasser, Cheryl Perry and Judy Hyatt
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This session will offer parents various resources and ideas for assisting their children who are reluctant writers. This engaging workshop will address supporting children with organizational difficulties, skill deficits and/or a lack of motivation when it comes to writing. Parents will leave with tools they can use at home to support their child with writing. (*Note – this workshop will not be addressing handwriting.)
    Supporting your Child with Emotional Disabilities at Home and School Monday Feb. 29, 6:00-8:30
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Presenter: Ann Stackle NAMI St. Louis
    Learn how to communicate more effectively with your child’s therapist or psychiatrist and work with school when negative behaviors, withdrawal or anxiety are escalating. Learn about how to plan supports, as well as strategies that decrease anxiety at home and school (what to do when you can’t get your child to go to school, etc.). Participants will gain a greater understanding of community supports for children with emotional disabilities and mental illness.


    Download file "Transitioning to High School Spring2016.pdf"
    Download file "EarlyChildhoodParentTrainingSeries Spring 2016 (00000002).doc"
    Download file "UnderstandingSection 504 Spring 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Levels of ABAParent Training 2 Flyer 2015 PDF.pdf"
    Download file "SupportForYourFamilyInTransitionAdultLifeSt. LouisRegionalOfficeHazelwd2016.pdf"

    Download file "What to Do This Summer Resource Fairspring 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Understanding Dyslexia 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Making Writing Easier for Students Who Hate to Write Spring 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Supporting your child or adolescent with emotional disabilities spring 2016.pdf"

    March Workshops and Flyers

    Helping Children Develop Friendships & Social Skills Wednesday, March 2, 6-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Michelle Levi-Perez and Alicia Wilson
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Workshop will offer strategies for parents to help children develop friendships, school strategies for building friendships through programs such as peer support and strategies that help children with language and learning differences, including autism, develop social skills.
    Lets Get Organized Thursday March 3, 6:30-8:30
    Presenter: Julie Hough
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    Many families benefit from living in a simplified and organized home, but for families with special needs, it can be extremely important and helpful. This workshop will teach user-friendly organizing systems for household and kid related papers and offer practical tips on how to have stress-free mornings and get out the door on time. Taught by Professional Organizer, and special needs mom, Julie Hough.
    Early Childhood Parent Training: Let’s Talk Toilet Training Wednesday, March 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Presenters: Early Childhood Student Support Facilitators and Social Workers
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Participants will learn strategies to work with their early childhood special education children on toilet readiness and toilet training.
    Behavior 101: Understanding Behavior and What to Do to Support Your Child's Positive Behavior Development Wednesday, March 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Ryan Guffey
    Hazelwood School District Learning Center, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63031
    Does your child have meltdowns over having to stop a preferred activity? Are meals, chores, bedtime or getting ready for school difficult times at your house? Learn some strategies to make your home more peaceful and new ways to understand your child's behavior at home and school.
    Understanding the IEP Process Monday, March 7, 6-8 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT staff
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, and how progress will be monitored. Parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP process.

    Sexuality Education: Talking with Your Child or Teen About Body Safety and Boundaries
    Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Christina Meneses, YWCA
    Hazelwood School District Learning Center, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63031
    Families will receive information to assist them in teaching positive social skills, appropriate public/private behavior, appropriate sexual expression and skills to protect their family member against abuse. The facilitator will also have resources for discussing puberty, dating and other issues that are potentially sexual in nature. This workshop will be a combination of lecture and group discussion and is designed for anyone caring for a young person with a developmental disability.
    Planning for the Future: Dealing with My Greatest Fears – 3-part workshop Wednesdays, March 30, April 6, & April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    Series is designed to provide information to students and their families about the transition process and issues that cause anxiety for parents when planning for the post-school years.
    • Session 1: Mar. 30 - SSI, Social Security & Estate Planning

    • Session 2: Apr. 6 - What Happens After Graduation

    • Session 3: Apr. 13 - Supports for Recreation,
    Community Participation & Community Living

    ONLINE OPTION: Participate in the workshop sessions above in person or from home through WebEx. Be sure to register for the online sessions. You will receive a link to the presentations.
    Lets Talk Behavior Wednesday March 30 6:30-8:30
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Presenters: ABA Department
    Do you ever wonder why your school recommends certain interventions on your child’s behavior intervention plans? This class will help you to understand the lingo and some of the reasons why the IEP team makes certain recommendations to improve behavior.
    Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders- A Two-Session Workshop Thursdays, March 31 and April 7 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Presenters: John Bruno, Colleen Card, Melissa Duke and Moira Seyle, Effective Practice Specialists in Autism
    Identify and understand the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn effective, practical strategies through break-out sessions based on your child’s intervention needs in areas such as communication, behavior, sensory needs, social skills development, pragmatic language, etc. that will support your child in being more successful at home and school. The second session will focus more on strategies, with time for discussion and questions


    Download file "Helping Children Develop Friendships and Social Skills Spring 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Let's Get Organized2016.pdf"
    Download file "Early Childhood Parent training toilet training flyer 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Behavior 101Spring 2016PDF.pdf"
    Download file "Understanding IEP Process 2016.pdf"
    Download file "SexEdTalking to Your Child About Body Safety and Boundaries 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Planning for the Future-Dealing with My Greatest Fears 2016.pdf"
    Download file "Parent Training 3 Flyer 2016.pdf"Download file "Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders Spring 2016.pdf"

    April Workshops and Flyers

    Disagreement Resolution Process Monday April 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT staff
    SSD Central Office, Room 61

    Learn strategies to prevent problems that arise through documentation and letter writing. Also covered are the resolution process in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the No Child Left Behind.
    Signs for Families and Friends – 6 sessions Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4 & 11
    6:00-7:30 p.m.
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Presenters: Greg Petersen and Mickey Schuchardt

    Participants will demonstrate sign language vocabulary, sign sentence structure, conceptual accuracy, facial expressions, and body language. Focus is on families. Children 10 and older are welcome if accompanied/supervised by an adult.
    Early Childhood Parent Training: Social Skills and Community Connections The ABC’s of Social Skills Wednesday, April 6, 6:30-8:3 p.m.
    Presenters: Early Childhood Student Support Facilitators and Social Workers
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    This social skills instruction presentation will highlight the importance of social skills, the impact without them, their definition, and the rationale for direct teaching. The use of a systematic approach and strategies to embed them unto everyday experiences will be presented. Participants are encouraged to share child/student scenarios for meaningful application and impact.
    Access for Success! Making Inclusion Work! Monday, April 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    Presenters: Pat VanDeRiet and Rachel Valenti
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Learn how quality inclusive education provides better outcomes for students with disabilities. Create an action plan with steps you can take to help your school plan for more inclusive programming for your child.
    Executive Functioning - Understanding Your Child's Difficulties with Organization, Time, Memory and Initiating Tasks Tuesday, April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Karen Nahnsen
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    Parents will receive tools for understanding executive functioning and helping their children build some of these skills at home.
    Early Childhood Parent Training: Understanding & Supporting Young Children Experiencing Anxiety or Transition Related Stress Wednesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Early Childhood Student Support Facilitators and Social Workers
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    Participants will recognize how young children express anxiety and learn ways to help all students build coping skills. Training will also discuss common transitions for young children, including going to kindergarten, moving and divorce/separation.
    North County Disability Fair Wednesday April 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
    § Riverview Gardens Family and Community Resource Center
    1160 St. Cyr, St. Louis Mo. 63137
    Visit with agencies and organizations and discover recreation, respite, health care and other community resources for your child! Participants will include SSD’s Parent Education and Diversity Awareness Program, the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Regional Office and a wide array of nonprofit providers.
    Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Personal Perspective Monday, April 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Aaron Likens, Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services Autism Ambassador SSD Central Office, Room 60-61
    Don’t Miss This Dynamic Speaker!!
    Aaron Likens is the Community Education Specialist for Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services and the author of Finding Kansas: Living and Decoding Asperger’s Syndrome. Aaron’s passion is raising awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and helping the world understand how the mind of a person on the spectrum works. Students with Asperger syndrome and autism who are interested in this topic are encouraged to attend with their parents or access the training online.
    ONLINE OPTION: Participate in the workshop sessions above in person or from home through WebEx. Be sure to register for the online sessions. You will receive a link to the presentations.
    Making Decisions about Guardianship Thursday April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    If you are considering guardianship as your son or daughter turns 18, this family-centered training will give you an opportunity to learn about Missouri's guardianship options and alternatives and will equip you with tools to help decide what kind of decision making supports and/or protection a person might need, and what alternatives or options might work best for each person's unique needs and situation.

    Let’s Talk Behavior
    Thursday April 28 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: SSD ABA Department
    § Hazelwood Central ECC: 15955 New Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant, Mo. 63031
    Do you ever wonder why your school recommends certain interventions on your child’s behavior intervention plans? This class will help you to understand the lingo and some of the reasons why the IEP team makes certain recommendations to improve behavior.

    Download file "Disagreement Resolution Processes 2016.pdf"Download file "Signs for Families and Friends Spring 2016.pdf"Download file "EarlyChildhoodParentTrainingSeries Spring 2016 (00000002).pdf"Download file "Access for Success-Making Inclusion Work 2016.pdf"

    Download file "Executive Functioning Spring 2016.pdf"

    Download file "North County Disability Fair 2015.pdf"

    Download file "autism spectrum disorder-a personal perspective Spring 2016.pdf"Download file "Making Decisions About Guardianship Spring 2016.pdf"

    Download file "Parent Training 3 Flyer 2016.pdf"

    May Workshops and Flyers

    How to Write Measurable Goals Monday, May 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT Staff
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Learn how to write individual and measurable educational goals for your child and track your child’s progress with this easy to understand training for parents
    Let’s Talk Behavior Wednesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: SSD ABA Department
    § Bayless Elementary: 4529 Weber Rd. St. Louis, Mo. 63123
    Do you ever wonder why your school recommends certain interventions on your child’s behavior intervention plans? This class will help you to understand the lingo and some of the reasons why the IEP team makes certain recommendations to improve behavior.