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April 2019

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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July 2019

Book Club – Differently Wired by Debbie Reber

July 9 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guiding Exceptional Parents, 4711 Sheridan Street
Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States
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Cover of Differently Wired book

Join us for a book club discussing the book: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World by Debbie Reber Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm Offices of Guiding Exceptional Parents, Riverdale Park, MD (map it) REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - We are filled to capacity!  Special Guest: Debbie Reber will be joining us by video! Book summary: Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn’t respect, support, or embrace who they really…

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August 2019

Developing a Strong Behavior Support Plan – Melbourne, Australia

August 12 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Angliss Conference Center, 555 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Angliss Conference Center

Hosted by Connect and Relate for Autism and presented by internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr Sarah Wayland from Maryland, USA.

This session will guide clinicians, support workers, educators, carers and parents through the process of preparing and implementing strong behaviour support plans for children and adults with autism and similar cognitive difficulties.

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