This week we had a Mother’s Day themed Support Group. One of our own P255Q@P397 paras, Celeste Astudillo, came by and taught our parents how to make colorful paper flowers. Parents enjoyed an opportunity to talk and share their stories while making beautiful flowers. Thank you Celeste!
The P255Q PTA hosted a Parent Valentine’s Day Paint Day. One of our own PTA dads(Jon Durand) came today to demonstrate how to paint and decorate ceramic mugs. It was a great opportunity for P255Q parents to get together, to talk while having a cup of coffee and to have some time just for themselves.
Come join our family support groups that meet twice a month in the mornings (9:30-11:00) with coffee and donuts and at nights (6:00-8:00) with pizza and soda(siblings are welcome at night too)!
This month the meetings are on Tuesday, January 23 at our main site in the morning and at night:
Click on the following for more information: QCDD Family Support Conference
From the AHRC:
QUEENS BOROUGH MEETING
MANAGING UNMANAGEABLE BEHAVIORS: Theory and Practice
STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES THAT CAN BE USED ANYWHERE.
Managing challenging behaviors can be one of the most stressful aspects of parenting. This meeting will focus on providing families with practical strategies they can use at home to help decrease unwanted behaviors. Preventative, alternative skill-building reinforcement and desensitization strategies will all be discussed. Cindy Leahy, a Special Education teacher for 23 years and lifetime AHRC New York City member will give real-life examples from her experience as a teacher and parent. Family members, guardians and professionals who attend will have the opportunity to speak about their own experiences with unmanageable behaviors and will hopefully leave with a greater understanding of why challenging behaviors may occur and how families can successfully intervene at home and a knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles. The meeting will also explore the possibility of future meetings as a support group. Please join us!
Mary Donahue, Ph.D., Director of Psychology for Adult Day Services & The Education Department, AHRC New York City
Cindy Leahy, Special Education Teacher and Parent
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
AHRC New York City’s Cyril Weinberg Center
32-03 39th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Parent Discussion-A Conversation with Michael John Carley- Queens-4-2-14
NYC Parent Academy presents:Queens Borough-Wide Conference
Date: Saturday April 6, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Young Women’s Leadership School
150-91 87 Road Queens, New York 11432
Conference Topics Include:
“Creating Welcoming Schools” (Standard 3 of the Partnership Standards)
“Identifying Resources/Local Organizations to Support Your Child’s Learning and Developmental Needs”
Click on the following for more details: ParentAcademyConferenceApril6