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Asian Family Workshop
Topic: Transition to school and beyond. FREE Workshop held in Mandarin and English, other language interpreters available with advanced request. Saturday, February 4, from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Chinese Christian Church, 225N. 10th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107. Childcare provided and Act 48 available. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy. The ACI summer leadership training prepares autistic students to engage in disability advocacy on their college campuses. Accepted applicants will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training. To apply, submit a completed application by Sunday, February 19, to Reid Caplan at email@example.com.
CAN Initial Pop-Up Bowling Event
This event, held on Saturday, February 18, will be sensory friendly, with a break room to use when needed. Not crazy about bowling? They will have board games and other fun activities to engage in. Food and drink will be included.They will also have giveaways and a raffle. Meet at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 for kids 12 & under, $7 for Adults
Local, regional and national education information
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & SCHOOL SITES
EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR LINKS
RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCES
State and Local Task Forces include parents and professionals who can offer assistance to families with questions about services for students with special needs. The Task Forces exist to help families and school districts work together to ensure the integrity and delivery of special education services to eligible students.
Connect Information Service: 1-800-692-7288
A statewide, telephone helpline provides parents, educators and professionals with information on early intervention, special education, child development and family/social concerns.
Special Education Consult Line: 1-800-879-2301
A service of the PDE; help for families and advocates of children with special needs about school-related concerns, special education regulations, and the complaint system.
OAR’s Kit for Kids Peer Education Resource
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) recently made two additions to its popular autism resources. The Kit for Kids set of student activity workbooks and an animated web video is designed to teach elementary and middle school students about their peers with autism. It is centered around an illustrated, booklet called, “What’s up with Nick?” and a three-minute web video that uses cartoon animation, sound, and color to capture children’s attention, yet still offers accurate autism information using language they can understand. It’s a great way to start a classroom dialogue about autism and accepting differences.
ASCEND member develops an app that turns an IEP into a 1-page profileThe 5 Min of Fun iProfile™ app is an easy to use, menu-driven app developed by a mom to turn an IEP into a 1-page profile to share with teachers, therapists and community supports; motivate kids to participate in their IEP meetings and to advocate for themselves; and coach parents/caregivers, both experienced and new, to the IEP process