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Jan
1

Lanterman Closed

8am–5pm

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The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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Jan
2

De Mi Familia A Su Familia

10am–11:30am

Grupo para familias con ninos de todos edades con autismo.

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Jan
3

The Incredible Years (English)

5pm–7pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Incredible Years is a parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and prevent and treat behavior problems in children. This free 18-week series will focus on parenting children ages 3 to 5. English classes being on September 6, 2012.

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Jan
4

Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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Jan
5

HEAR Center “Let’s talk TOT TALK” Speech Therapy Peer Interaction/Parent Education Class

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Speech and language enrichment with parent education for children ages 2-3.5 (24-42 months) on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of November and December, 2012 and January, 2013.

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Jan
7

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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The Incredible Years (Spanish)

5pm–7pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Incredible Years is a parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and prevent and treat behavior problems in children. This free 18-week series will focus on parenting children ages 3 to 5. Spanish classes begin on September 10, 2012.

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Jan
8

Nutrition, Fitness and Diabetes Management

10am–12pm

Training and Development (Lanterman)

This training will  focus on how day program and residential providers can help clients maintain a healthy lifestyle in the new year through diet and exercise using the "Get Fit!" program. Aimed at improving health and reducing the risks of developing chronic health problems such as diabetes and obesity, the "Get Fit" program provides education on healthy lifestyles for school age and adult clients and their service providers. The training will also include what providers should know about diabetic screening and routine medical follow-up. This is the January 2013 in-service.

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UCP Burbank Apartments Support Group

3pm–4pm

Adult client support group

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The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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Padres Unidos

7pm–9pm

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de todas las edades.

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Jan
9

Grupo de Apoyo para Familias de Intervencion Temprana

9am–11am

Para familias que tienen ninos con necesidades especiales de 0 a 5 anos. Celebracion del Dia de las Madres y una celebracion de la Navidad.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - AbilityFirst - English - Morning

10am–11am

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Korean Parent Support Group

10am–12pm

Asian Advocate for Special People (Korean-speaking)

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AAC Users Group

4pm–5pm

This is a monthly opportunity for users of AAC devices to socialize with other AAC users and learn some additional applications of their device, such as e-mailing and using the telephone.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - Spanish - Evening

5:30pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Foothill Autism Alliance - Network Resource Meetings

7pm–9:30pm

A local organization of parents, professionals and caregivers dedicated to providing education, resources and support to the growing autism community.

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Jan
10

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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Down Syndrome Parent Resource Network

7pm–9pm

San Gabriel Valley Sub-group of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA)

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Jan
11

“The Future is Now: Creating A Meaningful Life for Adults with ASD” Conference

8am–5pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Autism Society of Los Angeles in collaboration with California State University, Northridge and the Family Focus Empowerment Center presents a conference on creating a meaningful life for adults with autism spectrum disorder. The conference is scheduled for January 11 and 12, 2013.

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Baby Play Days for Children Birth to 2 Years of Age

11:30am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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Jan
12

“The Future is Now: Creating A Meaningful Life for Adults with ASD” Conference

8am–5pm

External Conferences and Seminars

The Autism Society of Los Angeles in collaboration with California State University, Northridge and the Family Focus Empowerment Center presents a conference on creating a meaningful life for adults with autism spectrum disorder. The conference is scheduled for January 11 and 12, 2013.

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Jan
14

La Esperanza

9:30am

Para familias con ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo de edades 15 anos y mayores.

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Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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CAC Meeting

4:30pm

Providing input, advice and counsel on policies, services and programs for clients and families offered by Lanterman Regional Center.

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daDA Fathers Regional Support Network

7pm–9pm

Connecting dads with other dads….

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Jan
15

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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Jan
16

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Jan
17

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

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Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children's Institute, Inc.'s is offering a free Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group where you will learn how to soothe your baby, learn how to establish routines, learn about baby development, learn how to understand your baby, increase bonding and joy of parenting, and give your baby a head start for pre-school. The 10-week session starts on January 17, 2013.

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Jan
18

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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Jan
19

Japanese-Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges

9:30am

For Japanese-speaking families of children with special needs.

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HEAR Center “Let’s talk TOT TALK” Speech Therapy Peer Interaction/Parent Education Class

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Speech and language enrichment with parent education for children ages 2-3.5 (24-42 months) on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of November and December, 2012 and January, 2013.

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TACA ~ Talk About Curing Autism Parent Meeting

1pm–3:30pm

TACA is families with autism helping families with autism, and they offer substantive help for families through education and support.

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Jan
20

Parents of Children with Epilepsy Support Group

1pm–2:30pm

Support group for parents of children with epilepsy.

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Jan
21
Jan
22

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

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Jan
23

Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - Spanish - Morning

10am–11am

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - Lanterman - English - Evening

5:30pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Board Meeting

6pm–8pm

Visit www.lanterman.org/lantermans_board_of_directors/ for more information about the board.

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Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Behavioral Services Orientation - AbilityFirst - English - Evening

6:15pm

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center's Orientation to Behavioral Services is a one-time training developed to provide parents and caregivers of regional center clients with information on the types of behavioral services that are provided through Lanterman. The orientation is a mandatory first step for any family considering behavioral services. The orientation is offered as a live instructor led training conducted at Lanterman Regional Center or community locations or online.

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Jan
24

Advocating for Children with Developmental Concerns

9am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Understanding Special Education Services and Supporting Parents to be an Advocate for their Child
At this intermediate level training presented by Child Care Resource Center participants will learn how children qualify for special education, the differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP, procedural safeguards, how to help parents prepare for an IEP meeting, and helpful strategies for parents to use if they disagree with the school district. The presentation is scheduled for January 24, 2013.

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Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

Read More

Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children's Institute, Inc.'s is offering a free Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group where you will learn how to soothe your baby, learn how to establish routines, learn about baby development, learn how to understand your baby, increase bonding and joy of parenting, and give your baby a head start for pre-school. The 10-week session starts on January 17, 2013.

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Jan
25

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Afternoon Session

1:30pm

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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Teatro Ilusion

6pm–8pm

Un grupo teatrico para ninos con discapacidades del desarrollo.

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Jan
26

Aquarium of the Pacific 2013 Festival of Human Abilities on January 26 and 27

9am–5pm

Come celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities. Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for their 10th annual Festival of Human Abilities on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aquarium located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802. 

Participate in free classes led by artists with disabilities. Experience the talents of people with disabilities including Team Hotwheelz, a wheelchair
dance team featuring Ali Stroker, a finalist on The Glee Project this summer on Oxygen, and Chelsie Hill and Mia Schaikewitz, who are featured on Push Girls, the hit reality-documentary series on Sundance Channel. Also featured at the festival will be Love in Motion, a sign language choir; Dat Nguyen, a world music guitarist who is blind; Kodi Lee, a singer who is blind and has autism; and Tommy Hollenstein, an artist who paints with his wheelchair wheels. At 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, the Aquarium will honor the late Zina Bethune, founder and artistic director of Theatre Bethune and its adaptive dance program, Infinite Dreams.

Sign language interpreters will be present at all major shows and an audio tour is available for those who are blind. Extra elevators and assistance dog relief areas will be available to the public. Download the flyer and present the coupon at the Aquarium ticket window to receive one free admission for one student or adult with a disability and one free admission for an attendant.

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Jan
27

Aquarium of the Pacific 2013 Festival of Human Abilities on January 26 and 27

9am–5pm

Come celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities. Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for their 10th annual Festival of Human Abilities on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aquarium located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802. 

Participate in free classes led by artists with disabilities. Experience the talents of people with disabilities including Team Hotwheelz, a wheelchair
dance team featuring Ali Stroker, a finalist on The Glee Project this summer on Oxygen, and Chelsie Hill and Mia Schaikewitz, who are featured on Push Girls, the hit reality-documentary series on Sundance Channel. Also featured at the festival will be Love in Motion, a sign language choir; Dat Nguyen, a world music guitarist who is blind; Kodi Lee, a singer who is blind and has autism; and Tommy Hollenstein, an artist who paints with his wheelchair wheels. At 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, the Aquarium will honor the late Zina Bethune, founder and artistic director of Theatre Bethune and its adaptive dance program, Infinite Dreams.

Sign language interpreters will be present at all major shows and an audio tour is available for those who are blind. Extra elevators and assistance dog relief areas will be available to the public. Download the flyer and present the coupon at the Aquarium ticket window to receive one free admission for one student or adult with a disability and one free admission for an attendant.

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Jan
28

Playgroups for Children 2 to 5 Years of Age - Winter Morning Session

10am–11am

Quality play time with parents can lead to improvements in skills such as communication, engagement, sensory awareness, cognitive ability and creativity. Each session of the parent-child playgroups will run for seven weeks and will provide caregivers with play strategies and tips for engaging children with special needs to make playtime more fun and meaningful as well as exposure to a variety of play mediums and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Caregivers will also get expert advice and answers to questions from therapists who will visit the group. Sessions are conducted in English and Spanish concurrently for various age ranges between birth and 5 years of age and at various days and times to accommodate the needs of the community.

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School Transitions

6:15pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Pasadena Unified School District/SELPA Special Education Department Community Advisory Committee will offer a presentation on school transitions addressing whether your student is entering Pre-­‐K, going from Pre-­‐K to Elementary, Elementary to Middle, Middle to High, or Graduating. The presentation is scheduled for January 28, 2013.

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Jan
29

The Incredible Years Training for Parents Plus Social Skills Training for Children

4pm–6pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children’s Institute, Inc. would like to invite you to attend the Incredible Years Program. Focused on building positive parent‐child relationships, Incredible Years (IY) teaches evidence‐based parenting skills to help manage children’s behavioral problems. This program also includes Social Skills training utilizing two components: “Dinosaur School” for children ages 4‐8, and “Right Choices Life Success Skills” for children ages 9‐12. The 20-week program beings October 9, 2012 and runs through March 5, 2013.

Read More

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

Read More
Jan
30

Behavior Management Workshop - English

6pm–8pm

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

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Jan
31

Behavior Management Workshop - Spanish

9am–11am

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

Read More

Music Together: A Parent and Me Music Series

9:30am

Lanterman presents Music Together, which brings together families in sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children from 1 to 5 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

Read More

Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group

10am–12pm

External Conferences and Seminars

Children's Institute, Inc.'s is offering a free Incredible Years Baby and Parent Group where you will learn how to soothe your baby, learn how to establish routines, learn about baby development, learn how to understand your baby, increase bonding and joy of parenting, and give your baby a head start for pre-school. The 10-week session starts on January 17, 2013.

Read More

Behavior Management Workshop - English

11:30am

After completing the Behavior Services Orientation, the next level of service is the Behavior Management Workshops. These workshops are based on the principles of Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Support is a set of research-based strategies used to decrease problem behavior and increase quality of life by teaching new skills and making changes in the child’s environment.

Read More