Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Info for Parents of Children with Special Needs

If you have a child with special needs there are a number of conferences, workshops, etc. coming up that may be of interest.

Gateway Association (www.gatewayacl.org) ph: 780-474-0701, ext 228

A number of fall/winter workshops on Transition Planning for Adulthood. "Planning Positive Futures". These are geared towards helping vision a future for your teen who is moving into adulthood. They start Oct. 27 and run until January 19.

An IPP Workshop, "What every parent should know." Oct. 5, 7-9 PM, at AACL Boardroom.

Families Forward- an informal gathering, a way to connect with other families and empower/support one another. Thurs. Oct. 29 is the next meeting, 7 PM.

Annual Women's Retreat- Sept 18- Sept 20. Camp Encounter, register@gatewayacl.org

Children's Autism Services of Canada (info@childrenautism.ca; www.childrenautism.ca, 780495-9235
3rd Annual Conference- Jan 21- 23, 2010, Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort.

Edmonton Down Syndrome Society 780-464-4577, contact: Linda Addorisio. pinoa@telusplanet.net
Effective Teaching Strategies for Successful Inclusion- Oct. 2, 2009, Ramada Inn, Edmonton

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