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April 2019

Understanding Emotions

April 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave.
Washington D.C., Washington D.C. 20011
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Understanding Emotions, Stress, and the Brain: Self-Regulation Strategies to Help You and Your Family, Organized by CHADD Northern Virginia/DC Chapter Our featured lecture, "Understanding Emotions, Stress and the Brain: Self Regulations Strategies to Help You and Your Family", will be given by our guest speaker, Sarah Wayland, from Guiding Exceptional Parents in Maryland. Please RSVP. Time: 2:00pm Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2019 Location: Petworth Neighborhood Library

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Effective Communication

April 8 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CMIT-North Elementary School, 6151 Chevy Chase Dr
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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Effective Communication for Better Outcomes for Your Child. Featuring Dr. Sarah Wayland 6:30 pm at the PTO meeting for CMIT-North Elementary School, Laurel, MD. Time: 6:30pm Date: Monday, April 8th, 2019 Location: CMIT-North Elementary School

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2019 Diamonds in the Rough Conference

April 13
Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Dr
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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The 9th Annual Diamonds in the Rough Conference will place a special focus on the skills and supports students need to successfully launch at each educational stage. For parents raising a child with special educational needs, even small changes can feel big. Growing in confidence and hope, thinking farther out, and developing plans for a child’s future becomes crucial as children age and mature. The Diamonds Conference is a unique event at which parents, advocates, and professionals learn, connect, and…

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Book Club: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

April 22 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Better Together Family Therapy, 3720 Farragut Ave. Suite 301
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Cover of Behave! by Robert Sapolsky

Join us for a book club discussing the book: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky Monday April 22nd, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm Offices of Better Together Family Therapy, Kensington MD (map it) Go here to register! Book summary: Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky’s genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he…

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May 2019

Understanding the Impact of Autism on Literacy

May 3 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center, 8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783 United States
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Black silhouette of a face with multi-colored words where the brain is

Attendees will learn about some common challenges for autistic students that can make the language arts quite difficult, including: (1) orthographic dyslexia (good phonemic awareness, but poor spelling), (2) problems with language skills (including inferencing and comprehension, word-finding, literal interpretation of instructions, and perspective taking), and (3) executive functioning challenges which can make it difficult to get started, and to organize their thoughts. This is a professional development seminar; it is not open to the general public. If you are…

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