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Hazelwood School District is dedicated to providing the academic needs for all children. HSD partners with the Special School District to meet the needs of our students requiring special education instruction. This Web site will be used to post helpful information for the parents of students who receive special education services.

To register, call 314-989-7807 (Relay MO 711 Deaf/HOH) or register online at www.solutionwhere.com/ww/ssd (call the registration number for assistance with setting up an account)
 
Flyers for April/May SSD Parent Education & Diversity Awareness workshops can be found at the following site:  https://ssdfcs.ssdmo.org/groups/ssdparenteducationdiversityawareness/wiki/59a63/Parent_Workshops.html
 
Planning for the Future: Dealing with My Greatest Fears – 3-part workshop

 

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 6:30-9 p.m.
Hazelwood School District Learning Center, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO  63031
 
Series is designed to provide information to students and their families about the transition process and issues that cause anxiety for parents when planning for the post-school years.
 
• Session 1: Apr. 7 – Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Estate Planning
Presenters: Bhavik Patel, Attorney & Lynn Carter, Midwest Special Needs Trust
• Session 2: Apr. 14 - What Happens After Graduation
Presenters: Representatives of Vocational Rehabilitation, supported employment agencies, sheltered workshops, and continuing education
 
• Session 3: Apr. 21 - Supports for Recreation, Community Participation & Community Living
Presenters: Representatives of St. Louis Regional Center, Recreation Council, post-school enrichment/day programs 

 

Helping Children Develop Friendships & Social Skills
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 9-11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Michelle Levi-Perez and Alicia Wilson
SSD Central Office, Room 60
Workshop will offer strategies for parents to help children develop friendships, school strategies for building friendships through programs such as peer support and strategies that help children with language and learning differences, including autism, develop social skills.
 
 
Early Childhood Parent Training:  The ABCs of Social Skills & Community Connections
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presenters:  DeAnna Wright Coffman, Kathleen Walton, Michele Pitman
SSD Central Office, Room 61
The ABC's of Social Skills:
This presentation will highlight the importance of social skills, the impact without them, their definition, and the rationale for direct teaching. The use of a systematic approach and strategies to embed them into everyday experiences will be presented. Participants are encouraged to share child/student scenarios for meaningful application and impact.

Community Connections:
An array of community resources will be highlighted to educate participants on how to access them to address possible areas of need.  
 
What About the Siblings?
Thursday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presenters:  Gabrielle Kerlick, St. Louis Arc and sibling panel
SSD Central Office, Room 60
St. Louis area Sibshop facilitators will provide information about the Sibshop model. Strategies will be discussed to help parents successfully raise and understand issues that brothers and sisters of children with disabilities encounter throughout life.  A panel of brothers and sisters of individuals with disabilities will discuss their experiences. 
 
Executive Functioning - Understanding Your Child's Difficulties with Organization, Time, Memory and Initiating Tasks
Monday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Karen Nahnsen
SSD Central Office, Room 61
Families will receive tools for understanding executive functioning and helping their children build some of these skills at home. 
 
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD) – Two Part Class with break-out sessions based on your child’s intervention needs.
Tuesdays, April 14 & 21, 6:30-9 p.m.
Presenters: John Bruno, Colleen Card, Melissa Duke, Moira Seyle
SSD Central Office, Rooms 60
Identify and understand the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn effective, practical strategies through break-out sessions based on your child’s intervention needs in areas such as communication, behavior, sensory needs, social skills development, pragmatic language, etc. that will support your child in being more successful at home and school. The second session will focus more on strategies, with time for discussion and questions. 
 
Signs for Families and Friends – 6 sessions
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 , 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Presenters: Greg Petersen, Mickey Schuchardt
SSD Central Office, Room 61
Participants will demonstrate sign language vocabulary, sign sentence structure, conceptual accuracy, facial expressions, and body language. Focus is on families. Children 10 and older are welcome if
accompanied/supervised by an adult.
 
 
Bullying Prevention – What Parents Can Do
Wednesday, April 15, 6-9 p.m.
Presenter: MPACT staff
SSD Central Office, Room 60
 
This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies.
 
ONLINE OPTION:  Participate in the workshop above in person or from home through WebEx. Be sure to register for the online workshop. You will receive a link to the presentations.
 
Access for Success – Making Inclusion Work
Monday, April 20, 6:30-9 p.m.
Presenters:  Pat VanDeRiet and Rachel Valenti
SSD Central Office, Room 60
Learn how quality inclusive education provide better outcomes for students with disabilities.  Create an action plan with steps you can take to help your school plan for more inclusive programming for your child. 
 
North County Disability Resource Fair
Wednesday, April 22, 4-7 p.m.
Ackerman School, 1550 Derhake Road, Florissant, MO 63033
Please come visit with agencies and organizations and discover recreation, respite, health care and other community resources for your childVisit SSD Parent Education Program, Recreation Council, Regional Office and a wide array of non-profit providers.
 
Early Childhood Parent Training:  Understanding & Supporting Young Children Experiencing Anxiety or Transition Related Stress
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presenters:  Erin Capoccia, Sarah Lehman, Maria Lindsay
SSD Central Office, Room 61
Participants will recognize how young children express anxiety and learn ways to help all students build coping skills.  Training will also discuss common transitions for young children including going to kindergarten, moving, and divorce/separation.  
 
Making Decisions About Guardianship
Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Missouri Family-to-Family Resource Center, Jane St. John
SSD Central Office, Room 60
If you are considering guardianship as your son or daughter turns 18, this family-centered training will give you an opportunity to learn about Missouri's guardianship options and alternatives. Tools will be provided to determine the supports and/or protection a person might need, and what alternatives or options might work best for your son or daughter.
 
ONLINE OPTION:  Participate in the workshop above in person or from home through WebEx. Be sure to register for the online workshop. You will receive a link to the presentations. 
 
Positive Behavior Interventions
Wednesday, May 6, 6-8 p.m.
Presenter: MPACT staff
SSD Central Office, Room 61
Participants will be taught to think about problem behavior as a form of communication and will learn the importance of a functional behavioral assessment, how to reinforce positive behavior and how to develop a positive behavior support plan.
 
 
Joann E. Noll, M.Ed.
Administrator, Parent Education & Diversity Awareness
Special School District of St. Louis County
12110 Clayton Road
Town & Country, MO 63131
314-989-8108
 
The SSD Parent Education & Diversity Awareness Program and its staff are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. Any information contained in this message is not intended as legal advice and should not be used as a substitution for legal advice.

Be sure to register for workshops as they are sometimes canceled due to low enrollment – we need to be able to contact you!

 

 

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HAZ PAC flyer 2014-2015 dates.pdfHAZ PAC flyer 2014-2015 datesNo presence informationWeb Master
North County Resource Fair - Description of Resources.pdfNorth County Resource Fair - Description of ResourcesNo presence informationKimberly Mckenzie
Transition Planning and the IEP ProcessHazelwood.pdfTransition Planning and the IEP ProcessHazelwoodNo presence informationWeb Master
Helping Children Develop Friendships and Social Skills Nov 9.pdfHelping Children Develop Friendships and Social Skills Nov 9No presence informationWeb Master
Helping Children Develop Friendships and Social Skills Nov 16.pdfHelping Children Develop Friendships and Social Skills Nov 16No presence informationWeb Master
Comprehension Strategies for Elementary Readers.pdfComprehension Strategies for Elementary ReadersNo presence informationWeb Master
Disagreement Resolution Processes.pdfDisagreement Resolution ProcessesNo presence informationWeb Master
EC Parent Training Effective Practices Challenging Behavior .pdfEC Parent Training Effective Practices Challenging Behavior No presence informationWeb Master
autism spectrum disorder-a personal perspective.pdfautism spectrum disorder-a personal perspectiveNo presence informationWeb Master
Brain Gym.pdfBrain GymNo presence informationWeb Master
College Preparation for Students with Special Needs.pdfCollege Preparation for Students with Special NeedsNo presence informationWeb Master
Art of Effective AdvocacyF11.pdfArt of Effective AdvocacyF11No presence informationWeb Master
Art of Effective Advocacy-Jan.pdfArt of Effective Advocacy-JanNo presence informationWeb Master
autism asperger PDD resource fair.pdfautism asperger PDD resource fairNo presence informationWeb Master
Understanding Learning Disabilities.pdfUnderstanding Learning DisabilitiesNo presence informationWeb Master
Understanding the IEP Process.pdfUnderstanding the IEP ProcessNo presence informationWeb Master
A Medical Perpective on ASD.pdfA Medical Perpective on ASDNo presence informationWeb Master
Transition Planning and the IEP ProcessDec 6.pdfTransition Planning and the IEP ProcessDec 6No presence informationWeb Master
Understanding ADHD.pdfUnderstanding ADHDNo presence informationWeb Master
Understanding Asperger Syndrome.pdfUnderstanding Asperger SyndromeNo presence informationWeb Master
Understanding IEP Process for Parents of Children with ASD.pdfUnderstanding IEP Process for Parents of Children with ASDNo presence informationWeb Master
supports for including your child in the neighborhood school.pdfsupports for including your child in the neighborhood schoolNo presence informationWeb Master
Transition Planning and the IEP ProcessDec13.pdfTransition Planning and the IEP ProcessDec13No presence informationWeb Master
Signs with Families in Mind-Sept.pdfSigns with Families in Mind-SeptNo presence informationWeb Master
special education law.pdfspecial education lawNo presence informationWeb Master
Strategies for Helping Your Child with Learning Disabilities.pdfStrategies for Helping Your Child with Learning DisabilitiesNo presence informationWeb Master
Sexuality Education for Children with Disabilities.pdfSexuality Education for Children with DisabilitiesNo presence informationWeb Master
Sharing Our Strengths Mentor Training.pdfSharing Our Strengths Mentor TrainingNo presence informationWeb Master
Signs with Families in Mind-Jan.pdfSigns with Families in Mind-JanNo presence informationWeb Master
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