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The Early Childhood Education Center would like to offer our parents and visitors a place to find information, get ideas and learn about upcoming workshops and community events.

 


ECEC in the Community

Autism Walk- September 2017

Buddy Walk- October 2017



Thanks to Matt and Patricia Klemm for Organizing Our McDonald’s Night in December. McDonald’s Generously Donated $400 to ECEC.


 Activities to do this month

 

 

For more information, visit https://winter.empirestateplaza.org/2017-2018-season-empire-skate-plaza-ice-rink 

 


33rd Annual Winter Festival

 Grafton Lakes’ 33rd Annual Winter Fest! Bring your family out to this FREE festival to enjoy food, games, exhibitors, and fun in the snow. Remember that snow or no snow, it’s a go. Activities will include kid games indoors and outdoors, crafts, live animal presenters, the Polar Plunge, snowshoeing and so much more!

January 27, 2018 10 am to 4 pm

Grafton Lakes State Park

100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way Grafton , NY 12082


Visit Albany’s Flight Trampoline Park: First and third Tuesday of every month is “Special Needs Night” 7-9 p.m.


 Sky Zone Albany: Special Needs Jump

Second Sunday of every month

Special Needs Sensory Friendly Jump will be from 9am – 11am and will be only $9.99 per hour with advance purchase. Please note that the first hour will be very low sensory with no music playing. The second hour there will be music playing due to other programming.
Where: Sky Zone Albany, 50 Simmons Ln, Albany, NY 12204
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Who: Families and Individuals with sensory needs.
How: Pay for jump pass
Cost: $9.99 per hour
For more info: Call (518) 417-3838


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Conferences and Webinars:

FREE Webinar: Come Ask the Advocates: CSE/IEP Process
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Start Time: 12:30 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5631978220444258818

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager/Education Specialist and Trish Washburn of Parent to Parent NYS as they present this webinar, Come Ask the Advocates Your Questions About the CSE/IEP Process 2018 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This webinar will provide parents, grandparents, family members, Medicaid Service Coordinators, or interested parties an opportunities to ask questions related to the CSE/IEP process.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.


FREE Webinar: What is Section 504?
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Start Time: 12:30 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2532883751431636481

 

Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager/Education Specialist, Parent to Parent on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This training will teach parents the difference between Section 504 and IDEA. Section 504 is a Civil Rights legislation which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Children who qualify under this law receive services and/or accommodations in the public school system without being classified under IDEA/IDEIA and their school district’s Committee on Special Education.

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar


FREE Webinar: Loss, Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8050738874959609345

 

Please join Diane O’Connor, Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of NYS as she presents this workshop Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

   

Contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.


Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Contact: Phone: Call: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or Email: reservations@frostvalley.org

Location:

Frost Valley YMCA

2000 Frost Valley Rd.

Claryville, NY

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Frost Valley YMCA presents Gain Support, Build Traditions, Family Retreats: Autism Support Weekend on March 23 to 25. This event will provide guests with the opportunity to build friendships, support networks, as well as the potential to relax, play, and forget for a few days the pressures of daily life.

   

A guest with Autism stays free, friends and family stay for $139 in modern, camp-style lodging. Registration is easy, call 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or email reservations@frostvalley.org“>reservations@frostvalley.org.


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Tottoos.org creates customized temporary tattoos that are perfect for vacations, amusement parks, family outings, shopping or any other situation where a child may accidentally stray away from you. Each Tottoo includes two lines of personalized information. Cost of the basic package is $12.95, plus $2 shipping and handling regardless of the quantity ordered. For more information, visit www.tottoos.org

 


 

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