April is Autism Month......please spread awareness!!!!
Piecing It Together For Autism Benefit Gala......April 5, 2013 Century House 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Tickets are $75.00
April 11, 2013 Keith Middle School 6-7:30 ...GUEST speaker will be EASTER SEALS !!! They will be talking about the NEW youth program for children with disabilites!!!! Please join us.
CHARLOTTE CARDOSO HAS AGREED TO STAY ON AS CHAIRPERSON FOR SPEDPAC FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE IN SEPT.2013 AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
ANYONE INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: CHAIR, CO CHAIR, SECRETARY,TREASURER..SHOULD ATTEND THE MEETING IN SEPT. YOU MUST BE VOTED IN BY FELLOW PARENTS.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DUTIES OF EACH POSITION PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT 774-634-8863.
We are pleased to announce that New Bedford Public Schools has created a position entitled Parent Partner / Family Engagement contact person. This came about as a result of parents voicing their concerns to the superintendent that they would appreciate having someone to contact that could guide them through the special education process / protocols and answer related questions.
Karen Garcia, a retired middle school special education teacher, academic coach, and special education facilitator has been hired in this part-time position. She works Tues.-Thursday from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (508) 997-4511 ext.3394. She will do her best to answer your questions, address your concerns, and offer direction. Mrs. Garcia always advocated for building a mutually respectful bond with the families of her students because she recognized the importance of parental support. She is happy to be given the opportunity to continue fostering that partnership with families.
Please NOTE that you may contact Charlotte or Andrea at our EMAIL addresses..
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Easter Seals Massachusetts is proud to announce the introduction of new programs in New Bedford. The focus of these programs is to support youth with disabilities, their parents and teachers by providing information and instruction on a variety of assistive technology topics. These programs are made possible in conjunction with a Community Development Block Grant from the city of New Bedford. All activities free to the public.
PROGRAM KICK-OFF DATES for September
SEPTEMBER PRESENTATION: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
Wednesday 9/26 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Try out various tools such as Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking,
Zoom Text and the Livescribe Pulse Pen.
Learn more about how these tools can aid a student's learning.
Easter Seals staff will be available for questions and assistance.
Monday 9/24 – 2:30 PM – 4:40 PM
Thursday 9/27 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
iPAD INTEREST GROUP
Wednesday 9/26 – 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Monthly Presentations: These presentations primarily focus on three key areas: Transition Planning Support; Youth Leadership and improved access and information to the Assistive Technology Regional Centers. All of these presentations will be conducted by ESMA experts.
iPad Interest Group : This group will meet once a month at the Easter Seals Assistive Technology Center at 256 Union Street. Here people can meet, share tips and tricks, and learn about new apps in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. An Assistive Technology (AT) specialist will be on hand to provide support and guidance.
We are very excited about this opportunity and encourage the participation of parents, instructors and especially, students with physical, cognitive or hidden disabilities. Persons of all ability levels are welcome! Please join us the last week of September to learn about the program details and get your copy of the events schedule for the year. Call Jean Des Roches @ 508-992-3128 or email email@example.com
Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Director, Assistive Technology
please copy and paste to view this link. All dates for meetings in this link!
We provide support and Educational resources for
Parents and Caregivers of Special Needs Children of all Disabilities.