Parent Training

Top 10 Basics of Special Education
July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Free
Tyler Public Library
, 201 S College Ave
This workshop will provide participants with an easy to follow roadmap of the Special Education process. We will discuss some acronyms, their definitions and why we use them. A basic overview of the Special Education process from “identification” through “re-evaluation” will be discussed. 
For more information, contact Stacey Black, PATH Project @ 903-280-1908 or sblackpath@gmail.com

Raise Your Child's Social IQ: A Parent's Guide for Kids with ADHD & ASD
Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 12 pm  - Free webinar
with ADHD expert Christine Lang, Ph.D.
Children with ADHD or ASD may miss nonverbal social cues, have trouble staying on topic during conversation, and become emotionally over-reactive — making it hard to make and keep friends. Here, learn tools for facilitating friendships.
This webinar will address:

       1. how ADHD and ASD impact social skill development
       2. the impact social challenges have on relationships wi
th friends and family members
      3. tips and strategies to facilitate social skill development
       4. how to implement social skill development at home and school
       5. when and how to seek outside help
Register @ https://www.additudemag.com/webinar-social-iq-070617/

Assertiveness Webinar
July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This FREE workshop is designed to teach parents to communicate opinions, thoughts, needs and feelings in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner, in order to secure a free appropriate public education for their children.

Registration link – https://partnerstx.webex.com/partnerstx/onstage/g.php?MTID=ede7b12d964c7b0c905186c5cd175394f 

Bridge to the Future
Special Needs Symposium & Resource Fair
Saturday, July 22, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Community Connections - 501 Pine Tree Rd, Longview
Guest Speaker: Karli Arnold with Living in the Puzzle. 
A one day FREE opportunity for special need parents, youth and professionals. Knowledgeable speakers will be presenting on transitions, youth advocacy, ABA and other Special Needs topics. 
Free lunch provided plus a raffle with door prizes.
Child Care provided, but space is limited - register early.
Register at: https://bridgetothefuture-path-region7.eventbrite.com
For more information, contact Stacey Black, PATH Project @ 903-280-1908
Email: sblackpath@gmail.com

Pathways to Adulthood
Monday, July 24, 2017
9:30am-2:00pm
Lunch will be provided
Texarkana Convention Center
FREE one-day seminar that will provide families and professionals with the information and tools needed to plan for a young adult’s life after high school. It is open to families whose children have a disability, chronic illness or other special health care needs, and the professionals who work with them.
Topics Include:
*funding sources
*legal issues: guardianship and alternatives, estate planning
*school transition services & maximizing remaining school years
*medical transition
*opportunities for work
*ideas for establishing a positive family-run home
*building networks of support
*emotional obstacles parents face in planning
For more information please contact, Cynda Green at 512-458-8600 or cynda.green@txp2p.org

To register, please go to http://www.txp2p.org/training/registerforPtaTraining

Sensory Processing Disorder in Kids  Free Webinar Replay
Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains how parents can identify, treat, and help their children manage SPD. Author of The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun.  Sensory Processing Disorder in Kids

How to Talk About ADHD  Free Webinar Replay
Tips for talking about ADHD with your child, your family, and the world.  Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. presents ADHD-tested and doctor approved answers for handling even the nastiest remarks about ADHD. http://www.additudemag.com/RCLP/sub/11509.html

Kid-Friendly Strategies for Managing Time with an ADHD Mind  Free Webinar Replay
Learn why children with ADHD struggle with the concept of time--and what you can do about it.  Time-challenged ADHD children are often (unfairly) labeled "lazy," "unmotivated," or "procrastinator" -- which can lead to integrity and self-esteem issues. In this audio and slide presentation, host Marydee Sklar explains how to drop the labels and teach your child the time-management skills he needs to succeed.  http://www.additudemag.com/RCLP/sub/11228.html

ODD and ADHD - Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children  
Free Webinar Replay
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills.  
http://www.additudemag.com/RCLP/sub/10272.html