February 26, 2021
  • AACD: The Role and Impact of Voters with Disabilities and People of Color on the outcome of the 2020 General Election

    February 26, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    African American Conference on Disabilities - Session 11

    Synopsis: Despite a global pandemic with a disproportionate impact on people of color and those with disabilities, voter turnout reached historic levels for the 2020 election. Amid the ongoing debates about the health of our communities and our economy, election administrators faced the difficult task of determining how to best adapt their practices and procedures to conduct safe, secure, accessible, and accurate elections. Working alongside disability advocates and the civil rights community, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission helped secure the election while ensuring voters full and equal access to the ballot.

    REGISTER FOR SESSION 11

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February 27, 2021
  • Open House for Parents of Black Autistic Children

    February 27, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    You’re invited to join the very first xMinds “Virtual OpenHouse” for parents of Black children on the Autism Spectrum.Members of xMinds' Black, Indigenous, and People of Color(BIPOC) Outreach Committee will provide a safe space to:

    • Access resources that can help you and your child
    • Learn more about xMinds
    • Connect with other parents/caregivers
    • Share your voice and needs for greater support

    Location: Online (Zoom ID will be provided after registration)

    Cost: Free (Registration required)

    To learn more about xMinds and register for this event, visit: 
    https://xminds.org/event-4131121

    Need more information? Contact info@xminds.org

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March 1, 2021
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 1, 2021  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 1, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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March 2, 2021
  • Pathfinders for Autism: Virtual Resource Fair

    March 2, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join PFA staff live as they present a vast array of resources available on our website to include COVID related information, Autism by Age resources, PFA Tips articles, safety resources, our online provider directory, and more. Staff will demonstrate how to navigate our site to find the information most critical to you. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with PFA staff.

    The online resource fair is free to attend, but registration is required. Prior to the fair, a Zoom link will be sent to you.

    Registration Required (free):  
    https://pathfindersforautism.org/virtual-resource-fair/?fbclid=IwAR2wnTHuCQLBNGCtZ46aKtEN9xE9ZC-4P1nm-zn5xgObYlMKQOTY8PDm8pw

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March 8, 2021
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 8, 2021  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 8, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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March 12, 2021
  • Diamonds in the Rough Conference: Session 1

    March 12, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Smart but Scattered: How Parents Can Help Children Strengthen Executive Skills to Reach Their Full Potential  

    Presented by Peg Dawson, Ed.D.

    ​Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but, more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. They are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success. Some students seem to acquire them naturally, but many students struggle with them. Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the books "Smart but Scattered" and "Smart but Scattered Teens," will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students.

    https://www.diamondsintheroughconference.com/

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March 13, 2021
  • Diamonds in the Rough Conference: Session 2

    March 13, 2021  8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Superparenting for ADHD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child

    Presented by Ned Hallowell, M.D.

    With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell—a pediatric psychiatric clinician, father of two ADD children, and himself an adult with ADD—understands how easily the gifts of this condition are lost on a child amid negative comments from doctors, teachers, and even loving but frustrated parents. Dr. Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.”   The practical strength-based techniques Drs. Hallowell will present put the talents, charms, and positive essence of your child ahead of any presumed shortcomings.

    https://www.diamondsintheroughconference.com/

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  • Diamonds in the Rough Conference: Session 3

    March 13, 2021  9:45 am - 11:45 am

    Mining Magnificent Minds: How to Unwrap the Gifts Embedded in ADHD

    Presented by Ned Hallowell, M.D.

    Join Dr. Hallowell as he invites you into his world of ADHD and shows you how to mine the magnificent minds of your students.Celebrating the strengths of ADHD amidst the challenges, Dr. Hallowell will review how ADHD affects academic achievement and offer scientific underpinnings of positive psychology for educators to use in unwrapping the gifts embedded in ADHD, while also dealing with the problems this trait creates.

    https://www.diamondsintheroughconference.com/

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  • Diamonds in the Rough Conference: Session 4

    March 13, 2021  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Executive Skills: The Hidden Curriculum that is Essential for School Success

    Presented by Peg Dawson, Ed.D.

    Executive skills are task-oriented skills that underlie students’ ability to learn. Although seldom taught explicitly, it has become apparent to professionals and parents alike that students who are strong in these skills are more successful than those who aren't. This webinar will introduce the "Smart but Scattered" model of executive skills, which consists of 6 foundational skills and 5 advanced skills that students need to be successful learners. These skills will be presented within a developmental context and will include a discussion of how these skills look different in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and learning disabilities. Three intervention strategies for supporting students with executive skill challenges will be described.

    https://www.diamondsintheroughconference.com/

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March 15, 2021
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 15, 2021  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 15, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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March 22, 2021
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 22, 2021  10:00 am - 11:15 am

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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  • Circle of Security Parenting Program

    March 22, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    There are times when every caregiver feels confused about what their child needs from them. As a result, behaviors and tantrums happen that can leave parents wondering, “What just happened?” What if you were able to understand what your child was really asking for? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an evidenced-based program that promotes and strengthens secure parent-child relationships. Research supports that children with secure parent-child relationships tend to solve problems on their own, have higher self-esteem, feel less anger at their caregivers, and worry less about the future.

    Learning Objectives of the Training:

    • Read your child’s emotional cues to reduce tantrums and promote better communication
    • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
    • Enjoy more positive time with your child
    • Reconnect after tantrums

    Presented by: The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)
    Presenter: Robyn Davy, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC-S
    Location: Virtual
    Dates: Mondays, 2/22/21 to 4/19/21 (No session 4/5/21)
    Times: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR 4:00PM-5:15PM. 8-week parenting program
    Cost: $50 per session (75min. session), per person over “Zoom.” $400 total
    Who should attend: Parents/Caregivers
    How to register: Register online: https://buff.ly/31CsaYC or contact Robyn Davy, 301-424-5200 ext.229

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March 24, 2021
  • ABLE Accounts

    March 24, 2021  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    This workshop will cover:

    • Overview of how ABLE accounts can help people with disabilities and their families to save and invest for the future without jeopardizing federal, state, and local benefits such as SSI and Medicaid.
    • Families will hear about tax-advantaged savings and investment options as well as how to use the ABLE account to pay for qualified disability-related expenses.
    • Learn about the eligibility criteria, enrollment process, features of a Maryland ABLE account and the account management process.

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March 25, 2021
  • SEAC Meeting

    March 25, 2021  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Office of Special Education.

    • Connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs 
    • Dialogue with special education administrators 
    • Learn about topics of interest 

    For more information and to get the log in information, visit our website at: 

    https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/special-education/seac/

    Links to the virtual meetings will be sent via email to the SEAC List Serve. 

    If you would like to be added to the List Serve, provide your email information to Mrs. Rosa M. Aleman at Rosa_Aleman@mcpsmd.org 

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