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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).

    Download file "Parent_Connection Winter 2017.pdf"

    Winter 2017

    January Workshops and Flyers

    Understanding Behavior & What
    to Do to Support Your Child’s
    Positive Behavior Development
    (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series)
    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Ryan Guffey
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    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. Learn new ways to think about and understand your child’s behavior at home and school.
    Transition to Adult Life Overview Thursday, Jan. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: SSD Parent Education and
    Diversity Awareness Administrators
    and SSD Transition Department
    Administrators
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This workshop will cover topics families will want to explore as they prepare for their students’ transition to adult life.
    Supported Decision
    Making: An Alternative
    to Guardianship
    Monday, Jan. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Sharon Spurlock (Director
    of Family Support, St. Louis Arc) and
    SSD Parent Education and Diversity
    Awareness Administrators
    St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson Road
    St. Louis, MO 63132
    When an individual with a disability becomes 18, they are legally an adult. This workshop is designed to help
    families understand the options they have to assist their loved one in making good decisions without removing
    their rights through guardianship. Participants will learn how to assess the decision-making skills their family
    members have and the supports they already use to assist them in making decisions. Legally binding tools that can be created with the person and their family without seeking guardianship will be shared and discussed.
    Making Meaning: Helping Kids
    Understand What They Read
    Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Carla Vasser, Cheryl Perry
    and Judy Hyatt
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    If your child seems to read words well, but has difficulty with comprehension, this workshop will provide strategies that help children understand new vocabulary, connect new learning to prior knowledge, create images, determine main ideas, summarize and more.

    Download file "Transition Overview Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"
    Download file "Supported Decision Making Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"
    Download file "Making Meaning Helping Kids Understand What they Read Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"
    February Workshops and Flyers

    College Preparation for
    Students with Disabilities
    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30-9 p.m.
    Presenters: Amy Bird and Mary
    Wagner, St. Louis Community College
    Access Office
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This workshop will benefit parents, students, high school counselors and SSD teachers. Participants will learn
    about college and other post-secondary options for students who are planning on continuing their education. Information will be presented about the planning and research process, services available, ACT/SAT testing accommodations and more.
    SSD Summer Resource
    Presentation
    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
    Presenters: Susan Fleming (Executive
    Director of the Recreation Council
    of Greater St. Louis) and recreation
    providers
    Ritenour Senior High School
    Auditorium – Lower Level
    9100 St. Charles Rock Road
    St. Louis, MO 63114
    The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis will review summer opportunities for students with disabilities.
    Orientation for Parents
    to Special Education &
    the IEP Process
    Thursday, Feb. 9, 9-11 a.m.
    Presenter: Michelle Levi Perez
    SSD Central Office, Board Room
    This orientation is designed to provide an overview of special education services and how they are provided through
    SSD. Learn more about how to develop an effective individualized education program (IEP) and educational rights.
    Behavioral Strategies
    in the Home and
    Community
    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Presenter: SSD Applied Behavior
    Analysis Department Coordinators
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Strategies such as token economies and task analysis are commonly used in the school environment to assist with
    student behavior problems. Those same strategies that help students in school can also be helpful in the home and
    community settings. This workshop will cover several behavioral-based strategies to use across settings and give parents a starting point to making home and community times interactive and fun for the family.
    Understanding the
    Evaluation Process
    Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT
    SSD Central Office, Room 57
    The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 plan
    or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.
    “What to Do This Summer”
    Recreation Fair
    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
    Presenters: Susan Fleming (Executive
    Director of the Recreation Council
    of Greater St. Louis) and recreation
    providers
    SSD Central Office, Room 60-61
    At 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.

    Download file "College Preparation for Students with Disabilities Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"
    Download file "SSD Summer Resource Fair Ritenour Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"

    Download file "Orientation to Special Ed and the IEP Process Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"
    Download file "Behavioral Strategies in the Home and Community Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"

    Download file "Understanding the Evaluation Process Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"

    Download file "What to Do This Summer Resource Fair Winter 2017 pdf.pdf"
    March Workshops and Flyers

    Signs for Families and
    Friends – 4 sessions
    Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 29, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Greg Petersen and
    Mickey Schuchardt
    Hazelwood School District Central Office
    15955 New Halls Ferry Road,
    Multipurpose Room
    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.
    Helping Children Develop
    Friendships & Social Skills
    Wednesday, March 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Michelle Levi Perez and
    Alicia Wilson
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This workshop will offer strategies for parents to help children develop friendships, school strategies for building friendships and strategies that help children with language and learning differences, including autism, develop social skills.
    Inclusion: The Key to Success! Thursday, March 2, 6:30-9 p.m.
    Presenters: Beth Nesbit and
    Rachel Valenti
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    Learn how quality inclusive education provides better outcomes for most students with disabilities. Create an action plan with steps you can take to help your school plan for more inclusive programming for your child.
    Supporting Your Child
    with Emotional Disabilities
    in Home and at School
    Tuesday, March 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Ann Stackle NAMI St. Louis
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    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.
    Journey to Adulthood Thursday, March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    This workshop provides basic information and strategies to help parents begin a discussion about this important but often uncomfortable topic with their sons and daughters. Preparation for adulthood begins during childhood. This training will allow parents and those who work with kids with specials needs to work upon the foundations that they have already built or to establish new foundations upon
    which to work.
    Transition from First Steps
    to ECSE and Beyond
    Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Marianne Mannion-Dye,
    SSD ECSE Transition Facilitator; Julie
    Thompkins, Family Resource Specialist,
    Capable Kids and Families; Diane
    Pfaus, St. Louis Regional Office Intake/
    Assessment Supervisor; Howard
    Smith, First Steps Director for St. Louis
    City/St. Charles County; Christina
    Narasimhan, First Steps Director for St.
    Louis County
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This workshop is designed to help parents of young children make a smooth transition from First Steps to early childhood special education (ECSE) and understand the process for qualifying for supports from the St. Louis Regional Office. Parents will
    learn when the transition process should begin and what the difference in services will be, as well as the difference in qualification criteria.
    Supports for Your Family from
    the St. Louis Regional Office for
    Developmental Disabilities
    Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Kadesh Burnett, St. Louis
    Regional Office
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    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.



    April Workshops and Flyers

    Bullying Prevention –
    What Parents Can Do
    Tuesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: MPACT staff
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students
    who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies.
    Signs for Families and Friends
    Intermediate Class – 4 sessions
    Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26 and
    May 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Greg Petersen and Mickey
    Schuchardt
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    This workshop will expand on beginning-level sign language skills in the area of sign language vocabulary,sign sentence structure, conceptual accuracy, facial expressions, and body language. Focus is on families. Childrn 10 and older are welcome if accompanied/supervised by an adult.
    Executive Functioning for
    Elementary Students
    Tuesday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Karen Nahnsen
    SSD Central Office, Rooms 60 and 61
    After reviewing the basics of executive functioning skills, participants will take a closer look at strategies for elementary-age children and spend time problem solving through group discussion. Parents will receive information on strategies to implement at home to teach skills and/or to modify environments to support student success.
    Understanding Autism
    Spectrum Disorders
    (Autism, Asperger Syndrome,
    PDD) – 2-Part Class
    Thursdays, April 20 & 27, 6:30-9 p.m.
    Presenters: John Bruno, Colleen Card,
    Melissa Duke, Gina Noland and Cindy
    Bundren
    SSD Central Office, Room 60
    Identify and understand the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn effective, practical strategies 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 and may break out into sessions based on your child’s intervention needs.
    Sexuality Education: Talking
    with Your Child About Body
    Safety and Boundaries
    Monday, April 24, 6-9 p.m.
    Presenter: Jessica Naslund LCSW, CSE of
    Empowered: A Center for Sexuality, LLC
    SSD Central Office, Room 61
    This workshop will address a variety of topics, including sexual safety, peer expectations, puberty and intimacy. The
    session will include lecture, discussion and group work.
    Executive Functioning
    for Secondary Students
    (Middle School and High School)
    Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Karen Nahnsen
    SSD Central Office, Rooms 60 and 61
    After learning the basics of executive functioning skills, participants will take a closer look at strategies for students at the middle school and high school levels and spend time problem solving through group discussion. Parents will receive information on strategies to implement at home to teach skills and/ or to modify environments to support student success.