Parent Education Opportunities
The following educational opportunities are available. If you know of other sessions that may be of interest to Capitol School families, please contact the office.
Free Webinar from Learning Disabilities Association of America - Helping Your Child Stay on Track for Summer: Fun and Engaging Math and Reading Activities
Part 1: Make Time On-the-Go Count! (25 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)
There's a growth opportunity in every activity! Let Jen Rawley (Psy.D. & parent) and Ginny Simank (Dallas Academy reading teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham instructor, private tutor, and parent) share and discuss strategies, ideas, and activities to make summertime travel - and even your everyday errands - fun and valuable learning moments with little or no advance preparations. Families with children of all ages can connect as they participate in "car" or "store" games. We also understand that even our youngest children are attracted to electronic devices, so let's be the "YES!" parent by incorporating engaging and purposeful reading and math apps.
Part 2: No Cost (or Low Cost) Multi-Sensory Activities to Help Prevent "Summer Slide" (25 min + 10 min Q&A) What are two of the biggest issues during summer? First, it's nearly three months without school and you're concerned about the dreaded "Summer Slide" (defined as the loss of learning over the summer break). Second, I bet you can already hear, "Mom, I'm bored! What can I do now?" We can help you solve both issues! Join us as Ginny Simank (Dallas Academy reading teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham instructor, private tutor, and parent) and Jen Rawley (Psy.D. & parent) share and discuss multi-sensory strategies for reading & math that use many items you already have on hand. Your kids never knew learning could be this fun! (And we won't tell them if you don't!)
Vision and Learning Seminar
Dr. Briana Larson from the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy in Austin
You are invited to learn why healthy eyes and 20/20 vision do not guarantee an effective visual system. One in four children has a Learning-Related Visual Problem. Having an efficient visual system is imperative since 75-90% of all classroom learning takes place through vision. Perception, eye tracking, eye teaming and eye focusing are often overlooked and remain undetected. Research shows 80% of students identified as “problem-learners” or who already have a learning related difficulty have undetected vision problems.
Please RSVP your attendance. Do not miss this informative and beneficial seminar. RSVP to Tami Leeper at tamil@capitolschool if attending.
Location: Capitol School of Austin
2011 W. Koenig Lan
Austin, TX 78756
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Phone: (512) 467-7006
Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts
Legal planning can be overwhelming. During this session, we will review the purpose of a will, what probate is, how to avoid probate, what a special needs trust does, and the importance of ensuring your beneficiary designations forms for your life insurance and retirement accounts are filled out correctly.
Location: Camino Real Financial Strategies
6200 Bridgepoint Parkway
Building IV, Suite 125 (1st door on your left when you walk into the building)
Austin, TX 78730
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Phone: (512) 329-4235
Bullyproofing Your Child
Join us for a chance to hear Leslie Grove, a licensed professional counselor and consultant, who has operated a private practice in the Austin area for the past 20 years.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Capitol School of Austin
Cost: Free for CSA families; $10 for all others, $15 for couples
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Heather T. Forbes, LCSW will be delivering a
Beyond Consequences LIVE
Author and Parenting Expert
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
will be coming to Austin, TX to present her
FREE Beyond Consequences LIVE
parent training. You are invited by special
invitation to join Heather for this very
important and informative day!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register for FREE here
5 CEUs approved for this training.
complimentary presentation for all parents and
professionals seeking advice about raising and
working with children with difficult and severe behaviors. Her presentation incorporates the
understanding that neuroscience gives us to
explain the thinking and perspective of children whose regulatory systems have been
compromised through traumatic experiences.
Improving Sleep in Kids and Adults with Autism
Speaker: Dianne Doggett, Forum Organizer
Thursday, October 2nd, Noon to 1:30 pm
Dianne Doggett, Forum Organizer, and mother of a teenage boy with autism, will talk about how to get our kids to go to sleep and stay asleep, including dietary, nutritional, and environmental factors. Please join us! Meetings are free and open to the public. No RSVP or reservation is ever necessary, but please leave your children at home if possible, as no child care is available. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you.
All Forum meetings are held at the Old Quarry Library , 7051 Village Center Drive, Austin, 78731, off Far West Blvd., between the Post Office and HEB. Visit www.meetup.com/Austin-Autism-Treatment-Forum, to see meeting topics and speakers, and to join the Forum. Forum members receive frequent emails about autism treatment and local autism resources and events. The Forum is sponsored by the Autism Society of Greater Austin. For more information, email DianneDoggett@aol.com.
free Positive Discipline Parent Coaching Workshop
Austin Family Counseling - Saturday, Sept. 6th from 1:00p - 2:00p. This is a fun, engaging workshop ideal for parents who are interested in developing new tools and perspectives to use with children and teens. A brief introduction to the Positive Discipline philosophy will be given, we'll go through a few experiential activities, and everyone will leave with a tool to take home and use right away. All are welcome - partners, spouses, friends, relatives, colleagues, etc! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to attend.
What happens when you first hear that your child has a developmental disability? How do you respond? How do you manage after several or many years go by? Who can you talk to about your own emotional reactions? What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? These are all questions that confront a person who has a child with a difference-a challenge-a disability. As professionals how do we support family members who are struggling with the impact of disability?
This workshop will use a grieving model to explore the emotional aspects of parenting a child with a disability. It will enable participants to understand the ongoing emotional impact that raising a child with a disability can have on all family members, as well as how to make meaning out of these emotions. This workshop is geared for parents, family members and professionals who love and/or work with children with disabilities.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20th from 9:30 AM -12:30 PM.
Registration will begin at 9 AM.
WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Hatlen Conference Center, Building 605,
1100 W 45th St,
Austin, TX 78756 (512) 206-9167
PRESENTER: Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
Dale has been providing support to family members and other professionals who work with developmental disabilities since 1975. She has the unique perspective of being both a psychologist, special educator, as well as a parent.
COST: $75.00 (If financial assistance is needed, please call Dr. Rudin at: 512-328-7388)
REGISTRATION: Please Register by September 10th, 2014. Send registration form and fee to: Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
4310 Medical Parkway, Suite 101
Austin, Texas 78756
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Hot Lunch Program
Capitol School offers a hot lunch option provided by L&L Catering. You can order by the quarter for $5.50 per meal. Or if you are too busy to pack a lunch or just want what’s being served on a particular day, you can contact L & L at 512-554-6323 by 9:00 a.m. that morning and they can add a meal to our delivery for $6.50. See the menus here.
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