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Other Community Events

Eden Services Outreach Training Services
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The Lovaas Institute
The Lovaas Institute is providing free outreach seminars on various topics.  
Click here for more information, or call Amy Golden at 856-616-9442 ext. 113 or send an email entitled "Lovaas Outreach Seminar" to Amy Golden.



Fall 2006 The College of New Jersey Community Counseling Clinic Support Groups
These groups are designed especially for mothers, fathers and siblings of children with developmental disabilities and will address developmental, behavioral, social and communication issues.  For more information please contact Allison Lansky at (609) 771-2700 or e-mail [email protected].  Attendance fee is $10 per person per group.
Location:  The College of New Jersey, Forcina Hall - Room 124, 2000 Pennington Road, Route 31, Ewing, NJ, 08628.
Monday's 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The College of New Jersey Community Counseling Clinic presents Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities - Psycheoeducational Support Group.  
Thursday's 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The College of New Jersey Community Counseling Clinic presents Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities - Psycheoeducational Support Group.  Ages 10 - 13 (with flexibility).  
Tuesday's 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
The College of New Jersey Community Counseling Clinic presents Fathers of Children with Developmental Disabilities - Psycheoeducational Support Group.

October 3, 2006
9:00 am
Brett DiNovi & Associates Behavioral Consultation Functional Behavior Assessment Workshop
A workshop designed to inform school psychologists, child study team members, and parents about the various methods of conduction functional behavior assessments (FBA).  If you are interested in attending please visit
www.brettdassociates.com and click on the "Contact Us" page and complete the required information.  The fee for the workshop is $40.  There is no fee for undergraduate and graduate students.

October 10 & 24 (must attend both days)
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center Division of Research & Training Presents, Successful Shadowing:  Helping the Learner with Autism in Inclusive Environments.  This workshop will address how to support a student with autism in inclusive educational settings.  Emphasis will be on how to use prompting, reinforcement, and visual strategies to increase independence, and methods for building social comprehension and integration.  Registration fee is $325 per per person, group registration of four or more is $300 per person.  For more information call the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (732) 932-4500, extension 100 or 134.
Location:  Rutgers University, Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ, 08854, Multi-Purpose Room.

October 13, 20, 27, 2006
Eden Institute Outreach Training Series

Parent Training: Preschool-Elementary, October 13, 2006
Parent Training: Middle/High School, October 20, 2006
I. E. P. Development, October 27, 2006
For details, registration information and directions, call 609-987-0099 or email [email protected]

November 2-3, 2006
The Family Support Center of NJ presents the 2006 National Caregivers Conference at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place in Iselin, NJ.  Professionals, parents and individuals will discuss new approaches to care giving issues focusing on respite, education, family supports and more.  
For more information, call Jacqueline Moskowitz at (800) 372-6510 (NJ Residents only), (732) 528-8080, or visit www.nationalcaregiversconference.org
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November 2-3, 2006
Pyramid Educational Consultants holds training workshops presented by Andrew S. Bondy, Ph.D.   The workshop will cover the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), the key Pyramid components to design effective educational environments and strategies to create an abundance of opportunities for communication.  Tuition $395 for professionals and $255 for parents and students.   For registration information, visit
www.pecs.com or call 888-732-7462.
Location:  Ramada Inn and Conference Center, North Brunswick, NJ.


November 5, 2006
Presented by the Chinese Autism Resource Center, Fall Special Education Workshop, 2:00 PM. Speaker: Renay Zamloot, Education Advocate.
Location: 71 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.
Call 732-868-6736    

November 6, 2006
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Douglas Organization for Occupational and Related Educational Services (DOORS) presents it's 11th annual conference for parents and professionals, "Building Bridges for Learners with Autism: Social Training Approaches" and "Challenging Behaviors: Prevention and Management of Difficult Behaviors in Inclusive Settings." Registration is required. For more information e-mail Cathy Avasso at [email protected]
Location:  Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, Busch Campus Center Piscataway, NJ.

November 8-9, 2006 (must attend both days)
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center Division of Research & Training Presents, Best Practices in Functional Assessment and Developing Effective Treatments for Learners with Special Needs.
The purpose of the current workshop is to provided practitioners with empirically - based procedures for determining the factors that contribute to problem behavior.  Informant, descriptive and experimental methods of functional assessment will be discussed.  Strategies for linking assessment to effective behavioral intervention will also be described.  Registration fee is $325 per per person, group registration of four or more is $300 per person.  For more information call the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (732) 932-4500, extension 100 or 134.
Location:  Rutgers University, Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ, 08854, Multi-Purpose Room.

December 4, 2006
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Behavior Analysts, Inc. announces a Training Workshop for Parents and Professionals.  The Revised ABLLS:  An analysis of the content changes and implications for program planning.  Presented by James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA.  Registration is required.  For more information Jamie Hughes at (866) 786-6933, extension 703, e-mail [email protected], or visit
www.behavioranalysts.com.
Location:  Hilton Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Ave., Philadelphia, PA  19153.
click here to download a flyer

February 2 - 4, 2007
Association for Behavioral Analysis International presents:  Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism.  
For more information visit www.abainternational.org/autconf/
Location:  Boston Sheraton; Boston, MA

Child’s Play is offering the “Bridging the Gap” series of summer classes designed for all children and intended to help them develop the skills needed to successfully participate in a variety of activities. For more information on the following classes, please call 908-722-8884, e-mail
[email protected], or visit www.childsplaysocialskills.com.

BRIDGING THE GAP
Kids Cuisine – all ages
Scrapbooking – Age 5 and up
Messy Creations – all ages
Mad Science – age 5 and up
Yoga Basics – age 4 and up
Tae Kwan Doe Basics – age 3 and up
Party Time – all ages
Games, Games, Games – all ages
It’s About Me – age 5 and up
Write Away – age 5 and up