august, 2017

14aug7:00 pmBack to School Solutions

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The start of a new school year can often bring excitement with a little nervousness as well, for both kids and parents! If your child struggles with attention, learning, behaviors, or social skills, it can be even harder.

Please join us for a FREE interactive presentation that will help you and your child get off to the right start this year! We will focus on the following topics, but welcome feedback and additional ideas that have been successful and questions not covered in the presentation.

  • Introducing (or re-introducing) your child to school
  • Communication with the teacher
  • Decreasing stressful aspects of the school environment
  • Facilitaing social skills
  • Preparing yourself for the IEP meeting

About the presenters:

  • Melissa Schwoerer is an attorney and mom to 3 boys, 1 of whom has autism. She is passionate about finding the right school environment for children, and is the founder of Blossoming Children. (www.blossomingchildren.com)
  • Laura Cellini is a long time special needs advocate and mom of 2 boys. Her youngest son is recovered from autism and is starting college this fall. She has written and helped pass into law numerous pieces of legislation that help families dealing with autism.
  • Elizabeth Saxton is a special education teacher and will be a certified Early Intervention provider this fall. She believes in implementing strategies that decrease stress for children with special needs and helping them to be included in the general education environment whenever possible.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm

Location

Engrained Brewing Company

1120 West Lincolnshire Blvd., Springfield, IL 62711

Organizer

Melissa Schwoerer

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