Parents and Play: Learn Strategies for Making Play Fun and Meaningful on February 21

As a parent, you are your child’s first playmate and teacher. This is not always an easy job, particularly for parents of children with special needs.

Come attend a one-hour workshop on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lanterman to fine tune your play skills and get some new ideas on how to work with your child to build his/her skills. Learn strategies to keep play fun and engaging for you and your child.

Contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org for more information or to register. No children please.

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SCAT - Navigating the Special Needs System - English Course Starts February 28

This four-session course provides an overview of the regional center system, developing a partnership with your regional center, Lanterman values in action, and advocacy and the legislative process.

The next course runs on Tuesdays, from February 28 to March 20, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at BCR in Burbank.

To register, contact Edward Perez at 213.252.4986 or eperez@lanterman.org.

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Come Read “Potter the Otter” During KYRC Storytime on March 1

cover of potter the otter book

Join the Koch-Young Resource Center for storytime on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a reading of "Potter the Otter: A Tale About Water." Sponsored by First5LA, this storytime will be a bilingual adventure for parents and children about Potter the otter and water. Potter says, "I love to drink water and want you to love to drink water too!" You can also learn more about Potter on his Web site at www.potterloveswater.com.

Storytime will be held in the KYRC Library and attendees will receive a free copy of the book to take home. RSVP by February 28, 2012 at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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March 13 to April 17: Toilet Training Workshop Series - English and Spanish

graphic of a toilet

This six-session series being held in both English and Spanish on toilet training enables parents to learn a systematic approach to toilet training, identifying readiness, developing a specific task analysis for their child, and utilizing principles of behavior modification to increase toileting behavior and motivation.

English: Tuesdays, March 13 to April 17, 2012
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
at Lanterman
Spanish: Tuesdays, March 13, to April 17, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at Lanterman

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April 5 Webinar: Update Your AAC Toolbox: Assessment, Current Devices, iPad Apps and More

Whether you are new to the field of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) or just need a refresher, join us on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a Webinar-based overview on assessment and communication devices, including the ever popular iPad.

This is for anyone interested in learning more about assistive technology and assessment, such as people who use AT, parents, caregivers, case managers, family members, therapists, educators, and professionals.

For more information and to register, contact the Koch-Young Resource Center at 213.252.5600 or kyrc@lanterman.org.

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