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Special Workshops

CAPTAIN L.A. 1 Presents 2nd Annual Autism and Evidence-Based Practices Conference

Strategies for Success

Training and session topics will cover understanding autism spectrum disorders, evidence-based practices used to promote acquisition of skills and independence and a panel discussion on transition planning and options for employment and post-secondary education. The conference for teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, service providers, and service coordinators will be held on October 19, 2017.

Infant Massage

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Infant Massage, a five-session parent and me series designed for children ages birth to crawling. Parents will learn the benefits of infant massage, including tips and techniques. The first session in the series starts on October 17, 2017.

Music and Movement: A Parent and Me Music Series

Lanterman presents Music and Movement, 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 2 to 4 years of age. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.

Playgroups for Children Birth to 5

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 six 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 types of play and ideas for low-budget activities that can be done at home. Parents and children can practice their play skills in a supportive setting. 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.

Starting School Right: School District Services After Age 3

Attend one or all of the sessions in this four-part training related to starting school right and school district services after age 3, including the basics, the IEP, school district services, placement options, understanding evaluations and more. The training starts on November 1, 2017.