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Behavior Table Talk, January 8 @ 7:00 PM
The Special Education Advisory Council of Upper Dublin (SPEAC) is hosting a Behavior Table Talk. This will be an evening of casual behavioral discussions and learning with four school-based Behavior Specialists. Topics will include executive functioning, impulse control, homework, emotional regulation and more.
January 8, 2019
Maple Glen Elementary School Library
For more information or accommodations, please contact us at SPEAC@SPEACofUD.org
ADHD/ADD and ASD combined Parent Share & Support Group
January 16 @ 7:00 PM - Upper Dublin Township Building
Discussion topic: Summer camps and options for neuro-diverse kids
Executive Functioning Discussion based on the book, “Smart but Scattered” February 7 @ 7:00 PM - Maple Glen Elementary School Library
Come join us for a discussion about Executive Functioning (aka Executive Skills) based on the book "Smart but Scattered" by Drs. Dawson and Guare. As they put it, ".....many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial 'executive skills' - the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions." Deficits in specific executive skills are a hallmark feature of ASD, ADHD, and some other learning disabilities. At this meeting, we will start with an overview about what executive functioning is, and define the specific executive skills the term encompasses. We will also go over some of the formal and informal ways that executive functioning can be assessed. Finally, we'll talk about ways that kids who have executive skill deficits can be supported at home and at school, and have an opportunity to share ideas with each other. It is not necessary to read the book beforehand.
A forum in our community for parents and caregivers of a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to make connections and get support. Share your successes, ideas, and concerns with other parents.
Sometimes we all need a little support! If you are new or experienced within the district and want to connect with another parent who has a child with similar needs to yours, we can help!
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Our 2018-2019 Speaker Series is now available. Open to all.
In addition to our monthly speaker series, we host family events and informal get togethers for an opportunity to meet each other and discuss current issues.
Our organization is comprised of committees that focus on specific areas. If you are interested in starting a committee please contact us.
We are parents who want to help ensure the needs of special education students are addressed in the District.
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A forum in our community for parents and caregivers of a child with ADD/ADHD like symptoms to make connections and get support. Share your successes, ideas, and concerns with other parents.
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The resources on this website, www.speacofud.org, are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any of the providers. SPEAC does not endorse any specific product, educational program, therapies, schools, service providers, practices of individuals, or websites. Information provided through this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a replacement for legal or medical advice. Outside links on the website are done so for informational purposes only. The Special Education Advisory Council of Upper Dublin is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of the materials linked to www.speacofud.org. We encourage users to carefully review and evaluate all services and decide what is best to meet the needs of their families.
SPEAC is not an advocacy group. We seek to work in a collaborative relationship with the School District of Upper Dublin. We are not meant as a replacement for legal or medical advice.
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SPEAC is a district wide organization. Our members represent children with special needs throughout all the schools within the Upper Dublin School District.
The Special Education Advisory Council of Upper Dublin is a non-profit parent organization. We support learning for all students and seek to ensure the needs of special education students are continuously identified and effectively addressed so that these students are given the opportunity to participate fully in the general education classroom. We provide education, information, support and resources to parents, teachers, school administration, and the community to increase awareness of the needs of these students.