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Advocating at School; Tips for Parents from an Experienced Educational Advocate
Joanna Patterson shares information on how to prepare and participate in your child's IEP development.
What do I need to know about my child's autism diagnosis?
Getting an autism diagnosis for your child can be a life-changing event for you and your entire family, but you’re not alone in this. And, the word “behavior” seems to almost always be paired with Autism. Behavior serves a purpose! Join Patty Maxwell in a discussion on what you can to do best support your child and your family.
Patty Maxwell is a Licensed Behavior Specialist (BSL) with over 20 years of experience working throughout the mental health field in various positions including wraparound, intensive case management, family-based
mental health services and Early Intervention. She is the owner of Engage Kidz LLC and currently supports children and families virtually, in-home, school, and in communities. Patty also supports teachers and professionals by coaching them through tough behavioral challenges and offers small and large group trainings. Her various educational background and experiences have allowed her to work with a wide range of ages (birth through adulthood) and supporting an array of learning abilities including individuals with autism, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, and emotional disorders.
Mindfulness for Parents and Families
Join Stephanie Romano in a discussion about the stress response and learn hands-on mindfulness techniques de-stress in the moment of escalation.
STEPHANIE M. ROMERO, Ed.D.
Founder & Executive Director
Stephanie is an educator with 20+ years of experience teaching elementary, middle school, high school and college students. She has been a meditator and mindfulness practitioner for more than 15 years. In 2013, seeking to bring others the same benefits she was experiencing, Stephanie was trained in the Path of Freedom Mindfulness Curriculum, which she delivered through the HOPE pre-release program in the Allegheny County Jail. Stephanie’s dissertation was the culmination of three years of research into mindfulness in education. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies.
Feeling Safe When the Sky is Falling
This webinar looks at the impact of the pandemic on young children and uses what we know about resilience in order to help caregivers support their children's healthy development despite the condition of the global pandemic.
Grandparent Resources Webinar
Are you a grandparent who is raising your grandchildren? If so check out this quick video, sharing resources that can be useful for your situation.
Alternatives to an In School Education
The Parent Alliance hosts an Q and A with parents who homeschool and cyber school to share insights into how you can make a nontraditional school year successful for your child.
Helping Children and Families Build Resiliency
The ability of children and adolescents to become and remain resilient is one of the most important qualities a person can be equipped with to handle life's challenges. Resilience is not a personality trait, but it is something that a person can develop and enhance over their lifetime. Dr. Mark Lepore presents ways to improve the ability to develop resilience.
Circle of Courage
Join Dr. Mark Lepore as he shares an educational philosophy based on Native American Child-rearing. The philosophy includes research-based and effective strategies for helping and supporting children and adolescents to develop into well-rounded individuals able to effectively manage life’s ups and downs.
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Join Dr Mark Lapore as he shares ways we can help children to manage their stress and anxiety.
How to Share your Story
Learn how to tell your story to help make change happen featuring, Erin Gabriel from Little Lobbyist.
Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid: A Process for Helping Friends, Families, Colleagues, and Others Through Stressful Times featuring Dr. Mark Lepore.
Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Join Dr. Ana Radovic as she presents an overview of common mental health challenges children face. Information on symptoms, treatment, and helpful websites are also shared.