Speaker
  • Each Campus runs a free speaker series open to current and prospective parents, professionals and members of the community. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

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Baltimore

  • January 192018, 9:00-10:00am

    Bridget Rivera, PsyD. | Anxiety

    Dr. Bridget Rivera has over 15 years of experience working with children , families and adults struggling with Anxiety. She will be providing research based practices on how to identify the signs of anxiety, how to treat anxiety properly and how to help a child with anxiety.


    April 10, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm

    Cindy T. Graham, PhD | From Home to the Classroom: Managing Behavior Problems

    Life gets difficult sometimes. You feel overwhelmed as a parent because of the issues your child has at home and in school. You are worrying about a lot or feel a sadness you can’t seem to shake. Dr. Cindy Graham works with parents on how to better manage themselves while helping their children.

Fairfax

  • January 17, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm

    Dr. John Strang, PsyD. |  Adolescence and ASD: Executive Function, Self-Awareness and Transition to Adulthood

    Teens with ASD tend to struggle with executive function skills including the ability to flexibly respond to a changing world, think into the future and set and achieve short and longer-term goals. But their ability to get “stuck” on ideas and routines also gives them a powerful advantage, especially when they become aware of their own thinking styles. In this presentation we will explore how to help teens increase self-awareness around their own executive function, with a focus on the skills necessary for transition to adulthood.


    February 28, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm

    Sara Platenberg, M.S.Ed., Educational Advocacy and Consulting | IEPs: Knowing Student’s Rights and How To Achieve Them (Part II)

    We are pleased to welcome back Sara Platenburg to continue her two-part series on understanding student’s rights in the IEP process.  This time, Sara will focus on IEP Review meetings.


    April 18, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm

    Megan Willems, M.D. | Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)

    Specializing in Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), Dr. Megan Willems will shed some light on this mysterious and alarming condition that may affect as many as 1 in 200 children, according to the PANDAS Network.

Silver Spring

  • January 19, 2018, 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Dr. Edward Spector, Psy.D | The Healthy Use of Technology

    Technology can enhance our lives in many ways, but when used to excess it can negatively impact us. Some excessive use can be an attempt to cope with significant psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or social skill deficits.

    Dr.  Spector will present on the healthy use of technology, including common forms of electronic games, the internet, and the use of smart phones.


    March 1, 2018,  9:00am-10:00am

    Colin Meeks, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional of Complete Money Management | The Basics of Special Needs Planning: Getting Your Questions Answered

    What are planning “pressure points” over the lifetime of a child of special needs and the family?

    What are the tax tips and guidelines I should know?

    What is the difference between traditional financial planning and special needs planning?  What are the benefits of both?

    What are the common misconceptions about planning?

    What the difference between entitlement and eligibility of benefits?

    How do I use a special needs trust?  How is it similar and different from an ABLE account?