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POAC-NoVA: October Information and Support Group Meeting and Social Hour

Oct 18, 2014 Download iCalendar
School Success for Kids with High Functioning Autism

Join us for a talk by the authors of School Success for Kids with High Functioning Autism, (2014). The book has a forward by Temple Grandin. http://www.amazon.com/School-Success-Kids-High-Functioning-Autism/dp/161821165X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1411399843&sr=1-1

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1-2 PM Book talk with your questions
2-4 PM Social hour for parents

Come for one or stay for both!
JCC-NOVA, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

We will continue the discussion over coffee and cookies with a social hour at the JCC so that we can connect and share tips and resources among each other. We look forward to seeing you there!

Additionally, from 2-4pm, parents can meet privately with an advocate who has offered to provide a FREE 15 minute consultation to parents

Sign up by adding your name to the spreedsheet at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArwNkTj2wH_TdDBLMWVBQkRwMk1zcW94OWprX0VNTEE#gid=0

Questions? Email Meegan White (meeganwhite@hotmail.com)
To arrange for childcare, contact Susan Edgerton (scedgerton@yahoo.com)

Speaker info:

Rich Weinfeld is Director and Founder of Weinfeld Education Group, LLC, (WEG) a group of 50 educational consultants, psychologists, and a variety of other providers of related student services, dedicated to helping all students reach their potential. He has co-authored 6 books and many articles on a variety of special needs topics, taught a course on Gifted Students with Disabilities at Johns Hopkins, provided training for a wide variety of professionals and parent groups and hosts an internet radio program about "hot topics" in education. Founded in 2005, WEG provides educational advocacy for students with disabilities, as well as gifted students with and without disabilities; psychological, speech and OT assessment; a variety of related student services including behavioral intervention, organizational coaching, academic specialist intervention, assistive technology support, college counseling and transition support; and a variety of training programs. WEG hosts an annual conference on the education of students with special needs, called "Diamonds in the Rough." WEG services have been based in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas, as well as in the Los Angeles area.

Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, is a neuropsychologist at Children's National Hospital, where she is Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. She evaluates and treats children and teens with the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She is also one of the authors of the Unstuck and On Target executive function skill curriculum developed in partnership with the Ivymount School, where she and her colleagues are developing learning strategies for students and teachers in order to help children with ASD develop flexibility in social and school settings. This approach, combined with the advanced imaging work being done at Children's National Health System, is pointing to an innovative way of addressing repetitive or "stuck" behaviors that are common in children and teens with ASD.

Kerry Ann Mai will also be consulting at this meeting - Kerry received her Bachelor's of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Education at American University. She also received her Masters of Arts in Special Education at American University. Kerry taught at the Lab School of Washington for four years. After working at the Lab School, Kerry began teaching for Fairfax County Public Schools. She worked as a Special Education Inclusion Teacher at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School and Wolftrap Elementary School. For part of her time at Wolftrap, Kerry worked as the Local Screening Chair and Special Education Team Lead.

Kerry has extensive experience working with students with learning challenges including Specific Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kerry has been trained in a variety of educational programs, including reading, writing, and math programs. Kerry is well-versed in the Eligibility and Reevaluation Process. She has also written and implemented a wide range of IEP's and IEP Addendums.

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