Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"The Importance of Self-Advocacy" - a Three Part Series on Transition

Attention Families of Children in Special Education

We are pleased to offer:  "The Importance of Self-Advocacy" A Three-Part Series on Transition
Learn skill-building techniques that will help your son or daughter deal with bullying in school and promote success throughout life.
Film Screening/Question & Answer: "Bully" the documentary
April 22, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
"Bully" is a powerful documentary that follows five students and their families over the course of a school year. Each story represents a different facet of the bullying crisis. This film gives testimony to the courage and strength of the targets of bullying and seeks to inspire real changes in the way we deal with bullying. Following the movie there will be an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and participate in discussion with advocates from Arc of Orleans County and The Advocacy Center.
Bullying: Intervention Strategies for Parents
April 29, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Bullying is an increasingly serious problem in schools. Parents, teachers, and children need help and support in knowing how to respond. This workshop introduces participants to definitions of bullying, how to recognize it and how to respond to it both at home and in school.
The Importance of Self-Advocacy for Your Child
May 6, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Self-advocacy involves learning to express and protect one's rights, interests, and needs. It is essential that individuals with disabilities, from childhood to adulthood, develop self-advocacy skills to direct their own lives. Parents will learn strategies to ensure their children's voices will be heard throughout life.
To register, call Ida Caldwell at The Arc of Orleans County (585) 589-1750 x2236.  All workshops will be held at The Arc of Orleans County's Main Office, 122 Caroline Street, Albion, NY.
Please note: The option to participate in our workshops from a remote location is available with requests made five days in advance. Please indicate your desire for this option upon registration.
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