MCCPTA JULY 2013 ACTIVITIES

July 1, 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Webinar: Top Affordable Technologies for Helping Students in Middle School Through College, Part 3, Enhance New Learning with Free On line Tools and iPad Apps, $25. Joan Green presents. Offered by Joan L. Green, M.A.CCC-SLP, Joan@innovativespeech.com, http://ist.ticketleap.com/webinar-free-online-tools-and-apps-to-enhance-learning/

July 5, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.ASMC Pizza/Pool Party. Join in the fun for an evening of pizza and water. Pizza will be ordered at 6:00 PM – be there so you can be counted for pizza. Winterspoon Pool, 13407 Winterspoon Ln., Germantown. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Montgomery County and the Selbst/Baker Family.

July 8 – Aug. 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. ASDEC Elementary Summer Program, $2,900.Program provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, spelling and handwriting for students grades 2-5 who are struggling in school and need special accommodations. 220 W. Jefferson St., Rockville. Offered by the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center, questions@asdec.org, https://asdec.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1492867.

July 8 – 26, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. ASDEC Middle School Summer Program, $1,900.Program provides intensive instruction in writing, math and study skills for students grades 6 – 9 who are struggling in school and need special accommodations. 220 W. Jefferson St., Rockville. Offered by the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center, questions@asdec.org, https://asdec.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1492869.

July 8 – Aug. 2, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Project Access – Summer Institute, $600/Howard Co. Resident, $610/Non-Howard Co. Resident. Summer experience designed for high school students with disabilities to explore what college is all about. Howard Community College, 10901 Patuxent Parkway, Smith Theater, Columbia. Sponsored by Project Access, Dr. Linda Schnapp, 410-518-4625, lschnapp@howardcc.edu, http://www.howardcc.edu/students/academic_support_services/project_access/SummerInstitute.html.

July 8 – 13, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM. *Challenging and Changing Disability Perspectives – AHEAD Conference, $545. Topics range from disability law for DS professionals to Universal Design and Online learning to reshaping the focus of disability services. Hilton Baltimore Hotel, 401 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. Sponsored by the Association on Higher Education and Disability, (AHEAD) http://www.ahead.org/conferences/2013.

July 10 – 13, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 44th Annual Autism Society National Conference and Exposition, $350/person; $520/family of 3.Workshops by nationally recognized speakers will cover topics such as improving life, enhancing the educational experience, navigating the social justice system, treatment approaches and caring for the caregiver. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburg. Offered by the National Autism Society, http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/conference/registration.html, 301-657-0881, ext. 9010, conference@autism-society.org.

July 10, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Let’s READ!, Let’s MOVE. This exciting series will feature book readings from Secretary of Education, Duncan and special guests. Children will engage in adapted physical activities and receive a book. US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. Sponsored the US Dept. of Ed., and coordinated by the Lollipop Kids, register at, Debbie@lollipopkidsfoundation.org. For more information email info@lollipopkidsfoundation.org. Spaces are limited so register now, siblings are welcome.

July 10 – 24, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Parenting Toolbox for Parents of Children with Autism and Related Diagnosis, $30/session; $75/3 sessions; $110/2 parents/3 sessions. These three sessions will help parents understand the basis for what makes different children act how they do, methods to facilitate positive change and much more. JSSA, 200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville. Offered by JSSA, 301-816-2633.

July 11, 18, & 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.Family In Focus, donation accepted. A series of three live family counseling demonstrations will teach basic Adlerian parenting concepts such as encouragement, goals of misbehavior and discipline with respect. YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center, 5650 Oakmont Ave., Bethesda. Offered by the YMCA Bethesda Youth & Family Services. Questions or registration with Pam Mintz 301-229-1347, parenting@ymcadc.org.

July 12 & 13, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.Unlocking Every Child’s Potential: Maryland PTA 98th Annual Convention, $200 before June 28 ($125/day). Attend 4 workshops as well as general sessions as you network with other Maryland PTA members. Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson. Sponsored by the Maryland PTA, http://www.mdpta.org/documents/2013CalltoConventionRegistration.pdf.

July 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. *Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners: Grades K-12, $395, CEUs. Workshop provides practical strategies and resources for vocabulary instruction for educators working with English learners. Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C. Offered by the Center for Applied Linguistics, Marilyn Raphael, 202-355-1500, http://www.cal.org/solutions/institutes/index.html#wdtot.

July 13, 10:00 AM. MOVIE – Despicable Me 2, $6. Opportunity for families with special needs children who seek a sensory-friendly movie. Lights and sound will be adjusted and sensory breaks encouraged. AMC Rio Cinemas 18, 9811 Washington Ctr., Gaithersburg. Co-sponsored by the Autism Society of America and AMC Theaters, 301-948-6673. For more information on the Sensory Friendly Film program call 301-657-0881, http://www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms.

July 15 – Aug. 2, 9:15 AM – 3:15 PM. Leadership Empowerment & Action Program (LEAP), $750. Three week full day summer program for adopted middle school youth (grades 6 – 9) in Montgomery County. All participants will be encouraged to participate in therapeutic and community-building activities throughout the year at no additional cost. There will also be parent workshops with dinner throughout the year for no additional cost. Pilgrim Hills Local Park, 1615 Randolph Rd., Colesville. Offered by the Center for Adoption Support and Education, for registration materials contact Tamielle Taylor, LEAP Program Coordinator, taylor@adoptionsupport.org, 301-476-8525.

July 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.Y’s Words: Anxiety in Children: When Worries Get In the Way. Learn what anxiety is and what strategies can be used to help children. YMCA Youth & Family Services, 9601 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Sponsored by the YMCA Bethesda Youth & Family Services, register with Pam Mintz, 301-229-1347, parenting@ymcadc.org.

July 18 – Oct. 31, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.*JST Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD, 30 hrs CEUs, $1,800 before July 5. For coaches seeking to augment their skills. Online course. Offered by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Inc, 703-437-1256, http://www.jstcoach.com/course-schedule-pricing/checkout-coaching-teens-college-students-with-adhd/.

July 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.Y’s Words: Anxiety in Teens, donations welcome. Learn what anxiety is and strategies to help teens cope YMCA Youth & Family Services, 9601 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Sponsored by the YMCA Bethesda Youth & Family Services, register with Pam Mintz, 301-229-1347, parenting@ymcadc.org.

July 23 – Aug. 22, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.Transition Youth Work Adjustment Training (WAT). Dynamic 5-week (3 days/week) course for youth ages 18 – 24 with special needs to develop skills and tools needed to successfully job search and strengthen independence. JSSA, 9900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Offered by the JSSA, 301-587-9666, careerinfo@jssa.org.

July 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. ADHD University, $197 before June 30. Kirk Martin presents this one-day conference. Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pk., Vienna. Offered by Celebrate Calm, 888-506-1871, brett@celbratecalm.com, http://celebratecalm.com/adhd-university/.

July 27, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Conquer Anxiety, Guilt & Yelling, $197 before June 30. Kirk Martin presents this one-day conference. Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pk., Vienna. Offered by Celebrate Calm, 888-506-1871, brett@celbratecalm.com, http://celebratecalm.com/conquer-anxiety/.

July 28 – Aug. 2.*Institute of Special Education Advocacy, $995/attorneys; $795/advocates. This is a five-day training program in special education advocacy. There will be 25 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and school, and dispute resolution procedures. Attendees are selected via an application process and limited to 75. William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg. Hosted by William & Mary School of Law and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw and the Oklahoma Disability Law Center, http://law.wm.edu/academics/programs/jd/electives/clinics/specialed/isea/index.php, 757-221-5735, pele@wm.edu.

July 31, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.Anger: Trigger Thoughts and Distortions, donation accepted. This workshop helps you identify your trigger thoughts that intensify your or your child’s anger. YMCA Youth and Family Services, 9601 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Offered by the YMCA Bethesda Youth & Family Services. Questions or registration with Pam Mintz 301-229-1347, parenting@ymcadc.org.

Waters Landing Elementary School (MCPS) PTA
Germantown MD 20874

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