A final reminder that today is your last chance to see two subject matter experts presenting on their topics of expertise. This afternoon, attorney David Tollner presents his "Top Ten Strategies for Getting the Most from Your IEP." The presentation will focus on the keys to a successful IEP, how to approach it, what to say and not say, and what to do before and after to maximize the supports and services for your child. It is a helpful discussion for any parent with a child on an IEP, and particularly those parents who are not happy with what the district is giving their child. This is the first of Stanbridge Academy's Expert Share Speaker Series presentations this year, and will be held here on the Stanbridge campus beginning at 1:00 p.m., running until approximately 3:00. This is a free event and open to the public; click here for more details and to RSVP.
Later this evening, Carl Honoré will present "Don't Hurry, Be Happy: Parenting in a Fast-Paced World" as part of this year's Common Ground Speaker Series. Tonight is the final opportunity to see this presentation; the event will be held at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough starting at 7:00 p.m. See post below for more information on tonight's speaker, and click here for details on all of this year's Common Ground presenters.
This year's Common Ground Speaker Series continues this week, with Carl Honoré presenting "Don't Hurry, Be Happy: Parenting in a Fast-Paced World" on Tuesday and Wednesday at three different venues in the South Bay/San José area. Honoré is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and TED speaker who travels the world teaching individuals and organizations that the best way to power forward in today’s hypercompetitive, hurry-hurry world is often the radical act of willful deceleration.
Click here for more details on times and locations of this week's presentation, and for the full roster of this year's Common Ground speakers.
Stanbridge Academy is proud to be associated with the Common Ground Speaker Series. Each school year, the series presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting, and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula. Parents, faculty and staff of member schools attend Common Ground events free of charge. Guests not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door.
October is ADHD Awareness Month and next week, The Children's Health Council (CHC) will host two community education sessions located at CHC-Palo Alto. Attend these sessions to learn more about effective interventions, strategies to support your child, managing symptoms, as well as guidelines for when and how to seek additional support. Click the links below for event details and registration:
Tuesday, October 9
ADHD & Learning Differences: Are They Related?
What is the relationship between ADHD and learning differences? ADHD and learning differences can often occur together. How can you effectively support a child that experiences both learning and attention issues? How do you know what issues you should pay attention to? Attend this session to learn more about effective interventions and strategies to support your child with learning and attention issues.
Presented by Jacqueline Nguyen, Psy.D., Psychologist at CHC ,and Nick Ratcliff, Instructional Coach at Sand Hill School
Thursday, October 11
Practical Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Supporting Children and Teens with ADHD
Presented by David Anderson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Sr. Director ADHD and Behavioral Disorders Center, Director of Programs at Child Mind Institute, NY; and Glen Elliott, PhD, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at CHC.
Attention South Bay families! Bay Area Parent's Education and Open House Fair is the area's largest exhibit of private schools and education services where you can meet representatives, administrators, directors, and enrichment teachers, and gather information about your child's education needs. The event will be held this Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 am. to 3:00 p.m. at the Westgate Center in San Jose, where your family will have the opportunity to visit and speak with many schools in one location about their open house dates. Dozens of schools and services attend our event every year.
If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello to Susan and Linda, who will be representing Stanbridge at our booth. And share this information with any of your friends and neighbors who live in the area who might be thinking about Stanbridge for their student.
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