Jan 1 HOLIDAY - New Year's Day
The following are Center Closure days for 1996 Holidays:
Jan 1 - Mon - New Year's Day
The topic for the Jan/Feb bulletin boards is beginning communication skills. Information is available regarding ear infections and the impact they may have on speech development, hearing testing, speech and language development, and ideas/activities to help your child with his/her communication skills. Copies of each are available to take home.
If there is additional information anyone is seeking please ask one of your Holly Ridge speech therapists: Judy, Kay, or Pam. We would be happy to provide more information or talk about any questions or concerns families may have.
Dillon A. - 6th
Devin M. - 4th
Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to Yooou, Happy Birthday to You!
HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATES
Good handwashing habits can protect you and your family from illnesses like colds, flu and diarrhea caused by bacterial or viral infections. Always wash hands before touching food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers or playing with a pet. Wash even more often if you have a cold.
Effective handwashing takes soap, water and friction. Teach your children these three key steps:
For an illustrated Parenting Information sheet entitled "Wash Your Hands" call Children's Resource Center at (206) 526-2201.
Holly Ridge now has a toll free number
There are several fun classes and activities being offered through Bremerton Parks and Rec this winter for children 24 months and up. Call (360) 478-5305 for details.
Friday, March 15, 1996 Registration: 12:00-3:00 and 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Session # 1: 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. A. Effective Communication - Reduce the Pain, Increase the Gain Karla Craig, Issaquah School District, Pat Owen (Parent) B. Special Education Mediation: Bringing Parents and School Districts Together Greg Abell, Julie Shryock, Sound Options C. Medicaid Reform: Possibilities and Pitfalls Ed Holen, Exec. Dir., Washington DDC, Esther Renick, WSPEP (parent) Session # 2: 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. D. How to Become An Advocate; Legislative Advocacy Needs You! Janet Adams, Judie Ebbert-Rich, Washington Assembly for Citizens with Diasabilities E. The Brain and Your Kid's Behavior: ADD and ADD-like problems Julie Moore, M.D. U.S. Behavioral Health F. Inclusion is More Than a Philosophy Cindy Christianson, Vicki Louden, S.A.F.E. (parents) 6:30 - 7:30 No-Host Social 7:30 - 9:00 Keynote Address: Bill Dessault
Chile care is provided on a limited basis and must be reserved no later than March 1. Care will be provided for children only while their parents are in sessions. Please complete all information and if lunch is needed for your child(ren) remit payment for lunch(es). Please provide all equipment and supplies (ie, diapers) labeled with your child's name when you arrive. Also, please provide your infant or toddler with a blanket for napping. Instead of using on-site childcare, parents may request reimbursement for child care (receipt required, $25 maximum per day).
Hotel Accommodations: We are holding a block of rooms at the Sheraton Hotel, Tacoma. If you wish to stay at the conference hotel, make reservations with the Sheraton (Phone # 206-572-3200 or 1-800-845-9466) no later than Feb 13. Be sure to specify that you are with the You Are the Expert Conference. Rates are $82.00 for single or double, and $10.00 per extra person. Call early if you need a barrier-free room. More information on lodging in Tacoma is available from the WSPEP office.
Saturday, March 16, 1996 Registration: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session # 3: 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. G. Community Based Programming for Children, Adolescents with Autism Ross Greek, M.A. Jerri jacobs, WSPEP (Parent) H. Shouldn't All Children Have an IEP? Marcia Holland, WA St. PTA, Fran Hogan, Susan Atkins, WSPEP I. Power to the Partnership: Parents-Students-Teachers Collaborating for Student Success Talena Alston, Family Service Advocate, West Valley S.D., Ginny Hughes (Idaho Parent) Session # 4: 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. J. Music Therapy - A Related Service, An Effective Tool Wendy Zieve, RMT, Kira Haller, RMT K. Self-Determination for All! Donna Lowary, People First L. IEP: Teamwork Will Make It Happen Joyce Mehlum, WA PAVE, Howard Shapiro, Kathy Ehman, Burlington-Edison S.D. 11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Keynote: Dan Miller Session # 5: 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. M. Making a Pact: Parents Coming Together Rhoda Berlin, Adrienne Monillas, Anita Stuart, Sabrina Wood: Little Red School House N. Culturally Diverse Children With Special Needs Carolyn Davis, WSPEP and panel of parents O. Building a Circle of Friends Mary Fisher, C.S. Ed, Jennifer White (consultant), Susan Atkins, WSPEP (parent) I. Enhancing Services for Fathers of Children with Special Needs: Strengthening the Family Mobile James May, Paul Blair, Robert-Perrtz Rosales, Clarence Burris, WA St. Fathers' Network
Scholarships may be requested from the Washington State Parent/Educator Partnership Project for parents of individuals with disabilities, and parent/educator teams. Scholarships/stipends can be used to reduce registration fees, or help cover travel or childcare expenses. Please contact Delores at the WSPEP Office at (206) 439-6943, or 1-800-422-GOAL for more information or an application form. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to new attendees. Scholarships are not available for Friday morning C.E.C. sessions or for the Coalition Awards luncheon Friday Afternoon.
Clock hours are pending thru Olympic ESD and college credit at Pacific Lutheran University. You may inquire at the CEC registration table for either of the forms needed.
Name: ___________________________ Street Address: ____________________ City, State, Zip: ____________________ I request childcare: (check all that apply) __ Friday, 11:00 - 12:45 (for those attending Coalition luncheon only) __ Friday, 12:45 - 4:30 __ Friday, 6:45 - 9:15 (for those attending keynote only) __ Saturday, 8:00 - 3:00 __ Part of Saturday (indicate times) _______________ Name(s) of child(ren) for child care, age, and special needs: Name Age Special needs *Important!! We need this for planning staff. (Be complete; attach an additional sheet if necessary) ___________________ ___ ______________________________________________ ___________________ ___ ______________________________________________ ___________________ ___ ______________________________________________ My child(ren) request lunch: __ Peanut butter/jelly sandwich __ Turkey sandwich (Indicate how many) All lunches include fruit, chips, cookie, & beverage and are available Saturday only. Cost: $5.00 each; or parents may provide child's lunch. If you need an interpreter/special accomoodations, please call the office before March 1. Please enclose check or money order (made out to WSPEP) with completed registration form and send to: WSPEP, Puget Sound ESD, 400 SW 152nd St., Seattle, WA 98166-2209. We will mail registration confirmations with driving directions to all who pre-register by March 1st. Advance Registration (must be postmarked by March 1) $35. _______ Registration after March 1 $45. _______ Friday a.m. C.E.C. sessions and Coalition Lunch $15. _______ Child lunch(es) Number needed ____ x $5. each _______ Total Enclosed $ _______ (end of form)