SSD Parent and Family Workshops September 2017
All Workshops, except where noted, are held at SSD Central Office 12110 Clayton Road, 63131.
(call the registration number for assistance with setting up an account).
SSD Family and Community Resource Center and SSD Instructional Resource Center Open House
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3-7 p.m. SSD Central Office, Lower Level
Come see all of the resources that are available to staff and families in SSD’s two resource centers.
Understanding the IEP Process
Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, and how progress will be monitored. Parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP process.
Transition to Adult Life Overview
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This workshop will cover topics families will want to explore as they prepare for their student’s transition to adult life.
Behavioral Strategies in the Home and Community
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This workshop will cover several behavioral based strategies to use across settings and give parents a starting point to making home and community times interactive and fun for the family.
Signs for Families and Friends
6 sessions –Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Participants will demonstrate sign language vocabulary, sign sentence structure, conceptual accuracy, facial expressions, and body language. Focus is on families.
NAMI Basics Education Program – 6 Part Series
Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Neuwoehner High School
12112 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, Mo. 63131
Childcare available with registration through NAMI – 314-962-4670
NAMI Basics is an educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.
Making Writing Easier for Kids Who Hate to Write
Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This session will offer parents various resources and ideas for assisting their children who are reluctant writers. This engaging workshop will address supporting children with organizational difficulties, skill deficits and/or a lack of motivation when it comes to writing. Parents will leave with tools they can use at home to support their child with writing. (*Note – this workshop will not be addressing handwriting.)