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General Meetings 2018-19

 

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When: 

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month during the school year from 7pm-8:30pm (Unless Otherwise Noted)  2018-19 General Meeting Flyer

Where:  

The Richard J. Murphy School 2nd floor in the school library
1 Worrell St.  Dorchester, MA  02122

The Richard Murphy School is accessible by public transportation:
Fields Corner Station – Red Line and the 210 Bus
MBTA Trip Planner

Meeting Topics

September 27 – Basic Rights and Developing an IEP  September FLYER

October 25 – How to Support Your Unique Child and Presentation on Accessing State Services FLYER

November 29 – Presentation from Special Education Department Leaders FLYER

No December Meeting

January 24 – Special Needs Resource Fair FLYER

February 28 – Specific Learning Disabilities and Specialized Programs FLYER
Presentations and Related Links:
Beyond Booksmart – Dr. Penny Prather 
Yes! Ambassador – Samantha
Stand for Children – Nick Cubides
Specific Learning Disability & ABA behavior support without an autism diagnosis – Cindie Neilson & Zack Houston
Engaging Minds Tip of the Week – Sign up
Commonwealth Learning Center – Summer Programs

March 28 – Autism and behavior modification including CBHI  FLYER
Presentations and Related Links:
AANE: Introduction to the Autism Spectrum & AANE Resources – Cornelia Elwood & Laura Perez
Autism_Applied Behavior Analysis_FBAs and Settings in BPS – Zachary Houston
Special Education & Accessing State Services – Autism Commission
Resource Guide for ASD (3-14 years of age) – Autism Commission
Finding an ABA provider – Autism Insurance Resource Center
MassHealth CommonHealth – Autism Insurance Resource Center
MRC Pre-Employment Transition Services
MRC Pre-ETS 5 Core Services
Bryce’s Journey Inc. Support Groups – Michelle Jenkins
Screening & Discussion of Movie Intelligent Lives

April 25 – Transition Services  FLYER
Presentations and Related Links:
We Need You! Recruitment Flyer – SPEDPAC
Transition Services
Preparing Students for Life After High School – Jill Richard: MRC
An Overview of Transition – Maria Stefano: DDS
Working with Public Benefits – Elsa Jimenez: MRC
Advocacy to Reduce Short term Suspensions – Sky Kochenour
Threshold Program at Lesley University – Justin Chapman
Planning for Transportation Independence – Easterseals MA
2018-2019 Pre-ETS Services Delivery Service Model – MRC
TPS – MRC
Pre-Employment Transition Services – MRC
Pre-ETS 5 Core Services – MRC

May 23 – ESY, Special Needs Trust & Board Elections  May 2019 Flyer
Presentations and Related Links:
We Need You! Recruitment Flyer
BPS SpedPac By-LAWS
SpED PAC Executive Board Duties
MGH Aspire Summer Programs
STAND for FAIR School Funding – Stand for Children – Nick Cubides
ESY – Lisa Connor – BPS
ABLE Accounts & Special Needs Trusts – Aaron McFadden – Commonwealth Financial

 

 

 

Childcare is available upon request.  Please reserve at least 3 days prior to each meeting by contacting BPS Outreach at (617) 635-1384

A Spanish Interpreter will be available for translation at each meeting.
Translation into other languages is available upon request, please reserve at least 3 days prior to each meeting by contacting BPS Outreach at (617) 635-1384

Light refreshments will be served.