Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School SEPAC Calendar of Events 2019 Free and open to the public

Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends (co-sponsored with SED)
Feb 28th (Th) 7pm
Curtis Middle School, Pratt’s Mill Rd, Sudbury
Donna Shea, Founder, The Peter Pan Center  
This workshop, co-sponsored with Sudbury Extended Day program, is for parents and professions who have or work with tweens or teens in need of guidance toward positive peer relationships. Donna will provide tips on social anxiety management, increasing positive interactions with others, and how to handle it when other people are mean. We will also discuss the important role that parents and professionals play in social coaching and tips on how to teach social independence and increase tweens’/teens’ social success.  

Executive Function Workshop for Parents and their Teens
Mar 7th (Th) 6:30pm
Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Rd, Sudbury
Engaging Minds, Executive Function Coaching Team (RSVP needed, limited space)  
A workshop designed for teens and their parents. We will cover the basic definition of Executive Function and give you and your teens some strategies to take home with you. Tips on how to get organized, manage time, pay attention, and find resources to achieve a goal. Please RSVP as space is limited!

Guardianship and Special Needs Financial Planning  
Mar 27th (W) 7pm
LSRHS, Conf Rm B, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury
Attorney Meredith Greene, Special Needs Practice Group, Fletcher Tilton, PC  
This is a workshop for guardians and parents regarding the unique needs of families in planning the financial and legal future of their relative with a disability. Learn about navigating the options of guardianship and alternatives, wills and special needs trusts, and transition planning. Meredith is an Associate with the Fletcher Tilton’s Trust & Estate Department and the Elder Law and Special Needs Practice Group and is the mom of a high school student with special needs. 

Special Education Mediation   
April 2nd (T) 6:30pm
LSRHS, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury (library classroom)
Leslie Bock, Mediator, MA Bureau of SpEd Appeals  
In this presentation, the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) covers how and when to request a mediation or facilitated Team Meeting as well as how to prepare for and what to expect from mediation/facilitation at the BSEA.

Strategies for Parents of Teens with Mental-Health Disorders

May 16th (Th) 7pm

LSRHS, Conf Rm B, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury

Deborah Vlock, Author    Author and mental-health mom Deborah Vlock will read “snapshots” from her new book, Parenting Children with Mental Health Challenges: A Guide to Life with Emotionally Complex Kids. This will be followed by discussion of specific topics, such as finding and cultivating parent “intel” networks; managing sibling needs; optimizing communication with providers, partners, families, and friends; and parent self-care. 

PLEASE RSVP for sufficient materials preparation!

Thanks, Paula   Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Special Education Parent Advisory Council