Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Georgia Congress has two days left to pass a bill calling for cameras in special educationhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png classrooms.  House Bill 614.

OK GA parents & advocates.  We’ve been asking for this.  Now rally and send your e-mails and make your calls!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dear Parent or Guardian,
A team of developmental psychologists from Georgia State University is seeking to recruit participants for a study on factors that contribute to language learning in children with different developmental profiles. If you have a child, or children, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who is/ are between 2 and 13 years of age, please read on.
Participation requires 90 minutes of your time; we provide free parking and provide compensation in the amount of $20 for your participation with your child.
Please find attached a letter describing the research, as well as an explanation of what involvement in the study consists of.
Do not hesitate to contact Nevena Dimitrova at 404-413-6257 or LanguageLab@gsu.edu if you have any questions about this study.
Thank you for your attention and your interest!
Nevena Dimitrova, Ph.D.
Language Development Laboratory
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FREE FOCUS Mini-Conference at Clayton State 
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, Ga.
This conference is a great day of information, networking, and a little fun!!

Cost: FREE to Parents!  
No cost for this event for parents, but you must register by Wednesday, March 18!  Click  to register with your name and zip code!  Professionals are $20.

Registration includes access to all workshops, coffee, and FREE Chick-fil-A lunch.

Workshops: NOW/COMP, Wills and Trusts, IEP Basics and Strategies for  Successful Advocacy, Disability Awareness 101

Contact FOCUS at 770-234-9111 or email Elizabeth with any questions.

Monday, February 23, 2015

This is a very special deal and will only be available until Friday to sign up for!!

Lindamood Bell is having their February 1/2 off evaluations. You can purchase the evaluation before Friday and then schedule March or April. These evaluations are good tools to show as "another" evaluation" as to where your child is performing - or not - and use to request District paid summer services. Also, LMB will let you retest for free the next 3 years - so you can compare how your child is doing after almost a full school term. Now that is the short version - and there is a lot more to this. Getting this evaluation does not guarantee anything - however this is a great price, only offered in February and can be a solid tool for requesting District to pay for intensive services. Ask an advocate or attorney - but take advantage if Lindamood Bell has ever been mentioned as a potential teaching tool for your child. It's not for all children however it has helped many of my clients.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

You know it is full out IEP season when your LinkedIn account has more than 9 views stating: LinkedIn member - This member chose to be shown as anonymous.

Please remember it is all about the child folks!