SPECIAL-Special People Effecting Caring Interactions And Leadership
August 31, 2011 Marilyn J. Montiero, Ph. D.–Understanding Autism Spectrum Differences
Lovejoy H.S. Library – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Why Do They Do the Things They Do? Understanding Autism Spectrum Differences at Home
and at School. This parent and staff meeting will focus on understanding autism spectrum
developmental differences through the use of a visual framework. Participants will learn how to
better understand the autism perspective of children with this spectrum of differences and how to
link that understanding to practical home and school supports. Time will be provided for parents
to discuss behavior issues as part of the session.
September 14, 2011
Rusty Lozano-Tourettes Syndrome
Lovejoy H.S. Lecture Hall – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
According to The National Institute of Health, it is estimated that 200,000 Americans have
Tourettes Syndrome today. One out of 100 individuals exhibit milder forms of chronic
symptoms such as motor, vocal, and transient tics of childhood. Tourettes Syndrome is most
commonly known to be a childhood neurological condition, as symptoms are known to subside
as children develop into adolescence and young adulthood. Often children with Tourettes
struggle with challenges in the social, emotional, and behavioral arena. In this talk we will
discuss how to identify: What Tourettes Syndrome is; common misperceptions of observed
behaviors and intent; what we as parents and teachers can do to help these children succeed at
home and school, while safeguarding self esteem; and what treatment options are available to
October 19, 2011
Daniel Durany-Journey with Aspergers
Lovejoy H.S. Lecture Hall – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mr. Durany will speak about his childhood experiences, life in high school and/or college, job
world, dating/relationships, and etc. as a person with Autism. He will also cover points that
every parent should understand about their autistic child, and other things that spouses, friends
and co-workers should understand about persons with Aspergers.
December 7, 2011
Barbara Haywood-The ARD Process
Lovejoy H.S. Lecture Hall – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ms. Haywood is a PATH Project Regional Coordinator for Region 10. She will be speaking on
the ARD Process which is one of her most popular presentations. She communicates both sides
of all issues when it comes to parents and professionals. Her first comic slide illustrates how
many professionals and parents can feel after an ARD meeting, BUT it doesn't have to be this
way for either. Ms. Haywood also helps parents understand how important communicating
expectations for an ARD meeting before the ARD meeting is scheduled so that there will be
enough time allotted for the meeting.
January 18, 2012
Kellie Smith-ADHD
Lovejoy H.S. Lecture Hall – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mrs. Smith is a firm believer in “Love and Logic” techniques and promotes this program across
her school district. She also uses many techniques from Dr. Ray Levy’s book, Try and Make
Me. and Dr. Levy’s techniques including the “Practice Academies." This presentation will
explore the facts and myths of ADHD, the 3 types of ADHD, and the influence that ADHD has
on an individual’s social interactions, behavioral choices, and academic ability. Discussions will
take place on intervention strategies for the classroom and for the home. Real-life situations and
examples will help illustrate the many positives of working with individuals with ADHD.
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012
Dr. Ray Levy-Motivating your Child/Adolescent Series
Lovejoy H.S. Lecture Hall – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Having trouble getting them to start their homework? Does your child take forever to get ready
in the morning for school?
These are just a few of the common everyday problems that Dr. Ray Levy will address and teach
you how to overcome these obstacles. For 4 consecutive Wednesdays, Dr. Levy will show you
how to motivate your child/adolescent and restore peace in your home.
Dr. Levy uses humor, demonstration and video to teach his techniques of applying this respectful
yet persistent approach to creating change with children and adolescents.
Presentation Series:
February 1, 2012, February 8, 2012, February 15, 2012, and February 22, 2012