May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Warning Signs of School Phobia and Anxiety

  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Conf Rm A (map)
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School refusal, including school phobia and school anxiety, is an increasingly prevalent yet often misunderstood condition among pre-teens and teens. A student who refuses to go to school creates a crisis at home and a challenge for the school. The longer the student is at home, the less likely he or she will return to school. Join Dr. Ryan Conway to learn about the warning signs of school refusal and what you can do to help teenagers who demonstrate these behaviors.

Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the delivery of evidence-based treatments to children and adolescents. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral interventions for youth who struggle with anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Conway has a passion for working collaboratively with parents, schools and other professionals. She recently founded NESCA’s Back to School (BTS) program, an intensive treatment for school-refusing students.

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Promoting Positive Interactions with Police Officers

Chief Nix from the Sudbury Police Department will host a brief discuss about safety in the special needs community. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are more likely to have interactions with police officers because they are more commonly the victims of crime and because communication difficulties can lead to misunderstandings. These factors may sometimes create negative and serious outcomes. How can we support people with disabilities during an emergency or any interaction with first responders? Some may need assistance identifying the emergency and dialing 911, some are overwhelmed by sirens and lights and may become upset or try to hide, and some individuals are scared of people in uniform. Please come to a presentation with Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix, joined by Jail Diversion Clinician Taylor Hayden, on issues surrounding our local first responders and people with disabilities.

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Cyber World POSTPONNED to CY '18-'19

Camila Barrerra, Middlesex Partnership for Youth

This workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the Internet, social media and smart phones. Discuss the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers.

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Mar
12
to Mar 13

Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinated Program Review

Ms. Bella Wong, Lincoln Sudbury, Superintendent/Principal was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district during the week of March 12, 2018. Such visits are routinely conducted by the Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth. The Department is reviewing several programs during a single visit in order to use Department and school staff’s time most efficiently and to encourage strong connections among the programs.

The Department’s Coordinated Program Review will address the following programs: Special Education, Civil Rights, and English Learner Education. After reviewing school district procedures for these programs, a Department team will make its onsite visit, during which it will review individual student records, interview administrators and teachers, observe instructional spaces, and conduct an online survey of parents. After the onsite visit it will prepare a report for the superintendent and school committee with detailed findings for each program.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Supporting Students with Working Memory Limitations

Bonnie Singer, CEO of Architects for Learning

Students with weaknesses in language, attention, and/or executive function skills often have working memory limitations that can hold them back academically. Bonnie will shed light on how working memory affects listening, speaking, reading, and writing and will share practical strategies parents and teachers can use to support students of all ages.

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