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October 2014

An IEP for My Child

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCP Pittsfield,
208 West Street
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Every child with a disability who receives special education services must have an Individual Education Program, or IEP. This workshop, which will be conducted by a presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs, takes parents step-by-step through the development of the IEP. Childcare and a light dinner will be served with pre-registration. For more information or to register, contact Katelyn at 413-664-9345, ext. 20 or ksnow@ucpberkshire.org.

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UCP’s Assistive Technology Resource Center Presents: Freedom Scientifics Blind & Low Vision Technologies

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Association for Community Living,
220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA United States
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This session will focus on Freedom Scientific’s blind and low vision technology, which provides workplace access to individuals who are visually impaired. The presentation will cover Screen Reading, Magnification, Braille and Electronic Video Magnification solutions that provide access to computing technology, as well as, everyday living and independence needs in the work environment. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the functionality of each solution, as well as, how solutions are combined to provide dual modality access to the user.…

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Transition 14

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCP Pittsfield,
208 West Street
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Massachusetts law requires that Transition planning begin at age 14 and continue throughout the high school years. Coordinated and continuous Transition preparation promotes better post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. This workshop will be conducted by a presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Childcare and a light dinner will be served with pre-registration. For more information or to register, contact Katelyn at 413-664-9345, ext. 20 or ksnow@ucpberkshire.org.

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UCP’s Assistive Technology Resource Center Presents: Kurzweil 3000-FireFly

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Association for Community Living,
220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA United States
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This workshop will be presented by John Bruder, Inside Sales Executive, Kurzweil Educational Systems. With Kurzweil 3000-firefly award-winning educational software, you can provide literacy support for students anytime, anywhere — on their PC, MAC, iPad, and the web. Built-in tools for reading, writing, study skills and test taking deliver a multisensory approach to learning, helping students who struggle, such as those with dyslexia and English Language Learners, become independent learners. A cloud-based centralized library allows for easy access and distribution of curricula, while reporting delivers helpful…

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November 2014

504 Plans

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCP North Adams,
535 Curran Highway
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This workshop will explain 504 Plan eligibility criteria under Federal Civil Rights law and explore the protections provided for students with disabilities. This workshop will be conducted by a presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Childcare and a light dinner will be served with pre-registration. For more information or to register, contact Katelyn at 413-664-9345, ext. 20 or ksnow@ucpberkshire.org.

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UCP’s Assistive Technology Resource Center Presents: Accent ™ Devices: A Range of Devices to Support Alternative Access

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Association for Community Living,
220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA United States
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This workshop will be presented by Shawn Malcomson, M.S, ED., ATP – Assistive Technology Provider for the Prentke Romich Company (PRC). In this session, PRC will be highlighting technology that enables real communication.   This presentation will focus on the powerful Unity® language system that supports language development and gives individuals the ability to go beyond simple commands and pre-programmed phrases, enabling them to express unique thoughts and ideas. Also featured will be our Essence™ vocabulary which is primarily a spelling-based…

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December 2014

Stress Relief Workshop

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCP North Adams,
535 Curran Highway
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UCP’s Executive Director, Christine Singer will lead a stress management workshop for parents and caregivers. Join parents in learning how and why to make time for yourselves, begin making a network of support and focus on how helping yourselves benefits you and your entire family. This free event will include interactive games and door prizes. Childcare and a light dinner will be served with pre-registration. For more information or to register, contact Katelyn at 413-664-9345, ext. 20 or ksnow@ucpberkshire.org.

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Stress Relief Workshop

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCP Pittsfield,
208 West Street
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UCP’s Executive Director, Christine Singer will lead a stress management workshop for parents and caregivers. Join parents in learning how and why to make time for yourselves, begin making a network of support and focus on how helping yourselves benefits you and your entire family. This free event will include interactive games and door prizes. Childcare and a light dinner will be served with pre-registration. For more information or to register, contact Katelyn at 413-664-9345, ext. 20 or ksnow@ucpberkshire.org.

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