March Meeting- ADHD: Practical Goals and Strategies

March Meeting

ADHD: Practical Goals and Strategies

Monday, March 14, 2016

6:30pm – 8:00pm

at Post Road Library, Cumming

Join us as we receive a special visit from Dr. Bonnie Cohen-Greenberg from BCG Learning Center.

Has your child either been diagnosed with ADHD or displayed ADHD-like symptoms? If so, it is not surprising because something that’s going to affect the brain and cause one developmental outcome may also cause a second developmental outcome. We see this all the time with students who have learning disabilities, and now we have learned something that most parents of children with autism already know – about 30% of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is a rate that’s three times higher than it is in the general population. When a child or adolescent has ADHD-like symptoms, it is essential to have collaborative, goal-oriented support where parents, children, educators and any other professionals who are involved work together to identify the goals and then develop the necessary strategies to reach these goals. It is important for students and families to learn about the nature of the disorder and its management. Often strategies that work for your children without ADHD don’t work for people with ADHD. In this presentation we can offer a brief overview of ways of helping your child with the practical activities of daily life in an organized, goal-oriented, and timely fashion. Dr. Cohen-Greenberg has taught students with learning disabilities in a variety of public and private settings. She worked as an educational evaluator for the City of New York in 1979, where she assessed students to determine whether or not they had a learning disability. She is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists. Bonnie has been in this field, in many different capacities, for over 32 years. She is now joined by writing coaches, early intervention specialists, and tutors who specialize in all of the secondary level content areas at BCG Learning Center. http://www.bcglearning.com/ Everyone on staff has an extensive background in working with ADD, LD, gifted, and alternative learners.

We hope to see you there!!!! 🙂

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Please RSVP if you will be there to myforsythgroup@gmail.com

Sorry, childcare is not available.

Meet & Share Monday – February 29 at Starbucks

Join us Monday, February 29th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Starbucks across from The Collection (exit 13) for our Meet & Share Monday group meeting. The address is 435 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, Georgia 30041.

Whether you are new to the special needs community, or you are a long-timer (like me 🙂 come out to meet other parents in our group as we share together. We are here to listen and encourage. We want to share together information and resources to help each other find support along the journey! Hope to see you Monday evening, Feb. 29!

Please RSVP below and let us know you are planning to be there so we can save you a seat!

October Meeting: All About Supported and Customized Employment Services

October meeting of the Forsyth Autism and Special Needs Support Group

Topic: Supported and Customized Employment Services

Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Vine Community Church, 4655 Bethelview Road, Cumming GA 30040 (turn into Silver Leaf Subdivision off Bethelview Road)

 
Our speaker, Nathan Heald, MSW, comes to us from AADD All About Developmental Disabilities. Nathan is the Supported Employment Manager at AADD. He will speak about supported and customized employment services, address some of the potential ways of funding services like these, and try to give us a little bit of guidance as how to navigate state funded services. There will be handouts on these services as well.

AADD is located in Decatur. Find out more information about AADD at their website, http://www.aadd.org

Please RSVP to myforsythgroup@gmail.com if you can attend!!!

Sorry, childcare not available

September Meeting: Vision Therapy

September Meeting: Vision Therapy
hosted by Pediatric Vision Development Center in Cumming
 
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Pediatric Vision Development Center in Cumming

*** This month’s Meeting will be held at the Pediatric Vision Development Center in Cumming! (located near CiCi’s Pizza on Ronald Reagan not far from The Collection)

Vision Therapy: Beyond 20/20

Did you know that the way you process what you see can affect your reading skills? It’s called VISION PROCESSING. Just because your child has 20/20 vision, they could still have VISION PROCESSING issues.

17 Visual Skills are needed for success in reading, academics, and sports!

Some of those skills are:

  • Eye Tracking – eyes following a line of print
  • Eye Teaming – two eyes working together as a team
  • Binocular Vision – simultaneously blending the images from both eyes into one image
  • Accommodation – maintain clear eye focus when reading
  • Visual-Motor Integration – eye-hand coordination


What is Visual Perception / Processing?
The ability to interpret and understand what you see.
Difficulties occur when the brain inaccurately receives and reads the visual cues sent by the eyes.
Individuals may process information differently and need a specialiized learning approach and vision therapy.

Meeting Location:

Pediatric Vision Development Center

2920 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Suite 104

Cumming, GA 30041

Phone: 770-904-0979

http://www.visiontherapy4kids.com

Please RSVP if you will be there to myforsythgroup@gmail.com

Sorry, childcare is not available.

 

We hope to see you there!!!! 🙂

August Meeting: Best Practices for Handling Problem Behaviors hosted by Therapyland

This month’s meeting will be a MORNING meeting graciously hosted by Therapyland! They will provide a speaker on behavioral issues and best practices for handling problem behaviors. At the end there will be an open forum for discussion on specific topics parents may have. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
**Meeting will be held at the Therapyland facility
** Meeting will be in the morning on August 25th (a Tuesday) at 9:00AM

Meeting Location:

Therapyland, 6505 Shiloh Road, #100, Alpharetta, GA 30005

Please RSVP if you will be there to myforsythgroup@gmail.com

Sorry, childcare is not available.

We hope to see you there!!!! 🙂

Mom’s Night Out on Saturday, June 27 at 7 – Join us!


Time for our Summer Mom’s Night Out! Let’s get together Saturday evening, June 27 at 7:00pm
YOU get to choose our location!
Please email us and vote for your choice of the following options:
 
1. Asian Table near Windermere
2. Cinco at Vickery
3. Provino’s on Market Place

Let’s take a mid-summer break, get together and catch up with what’s going on. We can share good food and good company with each other 🙂

 
Please vote and RSVP at myforsythgroup@gmail.com so we know how many will be there!
Looking forward to it!
(Go ahead and spread the word to any dad’s you know – we will have a Dad’s Night Out in July!!!! let’s get those guys together to hang out and fellowship with other dads – it will be baseball or bowling or something fun like that!)

Come out to meet and get to know some other parents better, no speaker. Bring a snack (sweet or salty) and we will provide the water bottles, napkins, and plates. Let’s nibble and share and spend some time with other parents in our area. (please come even if you don’t bring food)

Join us Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm for…
 

Forsyth Group Meeting: Meet-N-Greet

Forsyth Autism & Special Needs Support Group Meeting
Monday, May 18, 2015
at 7:30pm
at The Vine Community Church
4655 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040
(enter church through Silver Leaf subdivision entrance)
 
Sorry, Childcare is not available
 
Please RSVP if you plan to attend: myforsythgroup@gmail.com