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Upcoming events

    • March 09, 2014
    • 4:15 PM
    • June 02, 2014
    • 6:15 PM
    • The offices of Dr. Elizabeth Stone - 1777 Borel Place, STE 205, San Mateo, CA
    CATES brings its successful SAT Foundation Course to the office of Dr. Elizabeth Stone. The Foundation course acts as an excellent starting point to learn the fundamental content and strategies for the SAT. Classes are comprised of 2-5 students and follow a proven curriculum. This class is taught by a teacher with recognized successes with LD students.

    This comprehensive course includes over 48 hours of prep before the June 7th SAT:

    • Core Content: 10 two-hour classes (20 hours total) that introduce students to the fundamental content and strategies on the reading, math, and writing sections.
    • Mock Tests: 4 full-length mock tests (24 hours total with Time and a Half for students with Accommodations) using actual, previously administered SAT tests. Mock tests occur at the start, middle, and end of the program.
    • Mock Test Reviews: 2 two-hour classes (4 hours total) that provide insight into the most commonly missed questions on the last two mock tests, as well as strategies for smarter target scoring, time management, and omitting of questions.
    • Strategies for Building Testing Confidence: Each session addresses not only the academic challenges of the SAT, but also key strategies to conquer the emotional, psychological, and physical challenges inherent in the test-taking process.

    For more information or the answers to any questions, please visit www.catestutoring.com/sanfrancisco or email/call David Schiller at info@catestutoring.com or 415-545-8508.
    • April 22, 2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • June 03, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA
    EvoLibri is pleased to announce our first anxiety remediation class for teens and young adults. This interactive, skills-building class will focus on those skills needed to understand what anxiety is, what causes it, how to recognize its various presentations and most importantly – how to cope with it!

    Ages: 16 through 25

    Skills Taught: Anxiety recognition and remediation skills through lecture, demonstration, and practice

    Goals: At the end of this class, participants will be able to identify causes of anxiety in their lives and be able to identify skills they can use to reduce their anxiety

    Taught by: Kate Fisher, MSOT

    When: Tuesdays starting April 22nd through June 3rd , 5:30-7:00 pm

    Cost: $495 for six sessions (closed group, no drop-ins)
    • April 24, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices- Santa Clara, CA
    Many families will have adult children living with them well into their 20s – whether the young adult is not yet ready to fledge or has returned to home after college, how we treat our relationships with our adult children often determines how successful the child
    will be on a successful launch – as well as making life comfortable for all involved. Come hear practical ways you can renegotiate roles and responsibilities between
    parents and adult children to reduce conflict and to increase independence.

    A suggested donation of $10 to offset costs. We ask
    that people RSVP by sending email to info@evolibri.com, indicating the event you plan on attending and the number of attendees. We hope to see you there!
    • April 26, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
    Join the fun at this family-oriented event that will include jugglers, balloon artists, food trucks, art stations, a climbing wall, and surfing machine. While at the Open House, visit the Community Resource area that will include a variety of community organizations. Information about MIND Institute research and resources will also be available.

    Spanish speakers will be on site.

    The event is free. More information at mindinstitute.ucdavis.edu or call Terri Contenti at (916) 703-0289.
    • May 01, 2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • June 05, 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA.
    EvoLibri is pleased to announce our job search workshop to be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 beginning May 1st.

    Thursdays 5:30 pm to 7:30pm – May 1, 8, 15, 29 and June 5

    Cost: $325.00 for the workshop

    This job search workshop will focus on skills and
    strategies needed in a successful job search. The curriculum will be customized to address the challenges of job searching for folks on the autistic spectrum or with
    related challenges. Classes will be led by Yvette Analla, EvoLibri’s Director of Employment Services.
    • May 02, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • June 06, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Evo Libri Office - 2900 Gordon Avenue, Suite 103, Santa Clara, CA 95051
    EvoLibri is pleased to announce our upcoming social skills group for teens and young adults, ages 16-25, to be held on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm starting on May 2nd. This 6-week social skills class will focus on skills needed for more complex social situations, such as those needed for dating and employment, in college courses and on campus. Classes will be led by Leah Even, LMFT.

    Fee: $495 ($50 Gold Membership discount for current members of Club Neuro or Club Oh-YA!)
    Note that the price of group includes free admission to three social group eventsundefinedClub Neuro (ages 15-18) or Club Oh YA! (ages 19+).

    Contact Name: Leah Even
    Contact Phone: 408-735-7990 x 5
    Contact E-mail: Leah@EvoLibri.com
    Website: http://www.EvoLibri.com
    • May 03, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Elk Glen Picnic Area in Golden Gate Park
    Come join Support For Families of Children with Disabilities for a fun day of games, music, activities, and fun! We will provide drinks and dessert, but ask that families provide their own lunch. To register, please call (415) 920-5040.
    • May 08, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • UCSF Mount Zion Herbst Hall; 1600 Divisadero Street; San Francisco, CA 94115
    Please join us on Thursday, May 8 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm for a free Lunchtime Lecture with renowned integrative pediatrician Dr. Sanford Newmark, who will speak on:

    An Integrative Approach to ADHD

    In this lecture, you will learn the importance of the Integrative Approach – seeing the child in the context of his/her family, friends, school and community, rather than as a set of symptoms that need to be fixed. Topics will include a discussion of the reasons for the apparent ‘epidemic’ of ADHD and the problems of accurate diagnosis, as well as the benefits and risks of ADHD medications. Dr. Newmark will then discuss non-pharmaceutical therapies, including:

    Nutrition
    Food sensitivities
    Vitamin and mineral supplements
    Parenting skills
    School intervention and
    Other complementary therapies.

    Learn more about our Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics practice and Dr. Newmark’s book, ADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD, soon to be available as an e-book.

    Notice: This lecture is free, but please RSVP, as we expect it to reach capacity.
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-integrative-approach-to-adhd-with-dr-sanford-newmark-tickets-9660136729
    • May 22, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Office-Santa Clara, CA
    Many neurodiverse young adults struggle to make and maintain peer connections, especially after high school or college. Leah Even, MFT, will lead a discussion on how best to foster ongoing social relationships into adulthood.

    A suggested donation of $10 to offset costs. We ask
    that people RSVP by sending email to info@evolibri.com, indicating the event you plan on attending and the number of attendees. We hope to see you there!
    • May 22, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Notre Dame Theater 1540 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 94002
    Barbara is the author of the international bestseller, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, and the founder of the Arrowsmith Program/Arrowsmith School. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto.

    "Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is a pioneer,m a bold and ingenious woman, deeply empathic and utterly determined. Rarely is the person who makes a discovery the one with the defect. Barbara is the exception." - Norman Doidge, M.D., author of The Brain That Changes Itself

    Learn more at www.allsinc.com
    • June 16, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 23, 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • American Legion/San Carlos/El Camino/Holly exit 101/Laurel St./San Carlos Cal Train Station
    An Orton-Gillingham (OG) Associate Level Course for Reading and Writing as an effective strategy for dyslexics and individuals with language based learning differences is being offered by a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Centrally located in San Carlos, the course is open to educators with a B.A degree and parents; nine persons need to sign by April 21, 2014 to reserve the course, maximum of 20 participants. Fellow exceptionally coming to northern California from NY.

    Topics covered include: history of OG approach and the Academy, dyslexia and reading disorders, simulations of dyslexia and dysgraphia, diagnostic and prescriptive teaching, phonology and basic level phonics, morphology/teaching of anglo-saxon and Latin based words, handwriting and the writing process, designing lesson plans and teaching materials, neuro-psyh profile cases and how to interpret testing.

    Costs and materials: The full 9 day, 62 hour course is $1600 which includes all materials except the Orton-Gillingham manual, Writing Skills Teacher's handbook by Diana Hanbury King.

    Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. The course will meet the minimum requirements to apply to the OG Academy at the Associate Level.

    For more information and registration:
    Dawn Nieman, Fellow of the AOGPE dnieman@optionline.net or (845)677-8770.

    Local contact: Christina Hazard ch.hazard@gmail.com (650)293-1133
    • June 16, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • June 18, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA.
    We are thrilled to announce that we will be once again offering Independent Living Skills classes, coming Summer 2014! These classes are suitable for teens and young adults ages 16 through 25. Each four hour session includes lunch.

    June 16, 17, 18, 10 am-2 pm
    Cost: $250

    HomeBodies – How to rent, share and maintain your own space! Covers leasing/rental agreements, finding and being a good roommate, and caring for the basics around your new digs!
    • June 23, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • June 25, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA
    We are thrilled to announce that we will be once again offering Independent Living Skills classes, coming Summer 2014! These classes are suitable for teens and young adults ages 16 through 25. Each four hour session includes lunch.

    June 23, 24, 25, 10 am-2 pm
    Cost: $250

    Getting a Life – It’s all about you! Covers how to create a social plan for yourself, where to go to make friends, dating, getting out of the house, and having a life worth writing home about!
    • June 23, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 15, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • My home office - 2232 Washington St. San Francisco, CA 94115
    Are you looking for a more intensive summer reading, spelling and writing program for your son or daughter? Do you want them to get extra academic support this summer so they can catch up with the rest of the class?
    Please have them join me in my four week summer program Mondays through Thursdays from 10-12 pm.
    My small group approach (no more than 8 students) will make learning fun so that your child will learning from me and from each other.
    I am trained in the Slingerland and Lindamood Bell reading programs and will use these as well as other materials in my sessions.

    Session 1 (June 23rd-July 17th) Mondays through Thursdays only. For kids ages 6-8
    Session 2 (July 21st-August 15th) Mondays through Thursdays. For kids ages 9-12
    Cost: $1600 per session (sign up the end of March and get 1 session free)

    Please call or email me today and sign your child up today! You can also read more it on my website--

    www.stars-learning.com

    Shannon O'Keefe
    Educational Therapist
    sokeefe3@gmail.com
    415-713-0437
    • July 07, 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • July 31, 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • Charles Armstrong School, 1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
    Summer School Morning Program
    Times: Summer School Morning Programs (8:30am - 12:30 pm) $2,650

    This 19-day program focuses on reading, writing and mathematics for grades 1- 7 and provides students with the opportunity to continue to acquire skills. Summer school gives students who struggle with reading, writing and math skills a chance to benefit from Charles Armstrong School's unique approach to learning and small group instruction. Our highly trained summer school faculty offers a simultaneous, multi-sensory approach to language instruction.
    Our Summer Programs are:
    • Offered to current students
    • Required for new students entering Armstrong in the fall if there is space available upon admittance
    • Open to students from other schools who will be entering grades 1-7 who have been diagnosed with a language-based learning difference or are referred by their current school or teacher.

    Camp Armstrong Afternoon Program
    Times: Camp Armstrong Afternoon Program (12:30-4:30 pm) $1,600

    Each afternoon, camp provides a structured program with sports, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips. To suit all age levels, there is a lower school camp for students entering grades 1-5 and a middle school camp for students entering grades 6-7. The camp's goal is to build self-confidence, self-expression, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork all in the spirit of fun!

    • July 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 15, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Piedmont, CA
    The East Bay Kidz Math Camp is a fun, 3-week investigation into mathematics! This summer camp for 4th-8th graders focuses on key math building blocks, developing math confidence, along with engaging game-based and hands-on activities. This camp is taught by two of the Bay Area's most sought-after learning specialists. Evan Delegeane and Michael Curry both come from the public school classroom and have received intensive training in Making Math Real. They have since built thriving private practices that challenge and support students in a fun, comfortable atmosphere. This special 3-week, small group summer program will provide an investigative and prescriptive environment for your child to get the extra support they may need to get a head start on the school year.

    There are two 3-week camp sessions to choose from, each running Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm daily:

    • 1st Camp Session: July 7-25 

    • 2nd Camp Session: July 28-August 15

    Email to request an enrollment application: tlc.services@icloud.com
    For More Info: http://tlcsvcs.bigcartel.com
    • July 07, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • July 09, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA
    We are thrilled to announce that we will be once again offering Independent Living Skills classes, coming Summer 2014! These classes are suitable for teens and young adults ages 16 through 25. Each four hour session includes lunch.

    July 7, 8, 9, 10 am-2 pm
    Cost: $300

    MasterChef – Everyone can cook and everyone who can cook, can cook better! This class covers how to plan, shop, cook and enjoy really good food that is good for you – impress your friends (and sweethearts to be) with the goodies you take home!
    • July 16, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • July 18, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA.
    We are thrilled to announce that we will be once again offering Independent Living Skills classes, coming Summer 2014! These classes are suitable for teens and young adults ages 16 through 25. Each four hour session includes lunch.

    July 16, 17, 18, 10 am-2 pm
    Cost: $250

    Takin’ Care of Business – Learn where your money actually goes – how to earn it, how to save it, how to budget it and how to spend it well. Covers all basic aspects of personal finances.
    • July 23, 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • July 25, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices in Santa Clara, CA
    We are thrilled to announce that we will be once again offering Independent Living Skills classes, coming Summer 2014! These classes are suitable for teens and young adults ages 16 through 25. Each four hour session includes lunch.

    July 23, 24, 25, 10 am-2 pm
    Cost: $300

    The Prepared Ninja – Most of us take our personal safety and well-being for granted. And then the Zombies appear! This class includes certified CPR instruction, emergency preparedness, personal safety, and a primer in self-defense. Hai-ya!
    • July 28, 2014
    • 9:30 AM
    • July 31, 2014
    • 11:30 AM
    • 3626 Geary Blvd., Suite 207 San Francisco, CA 94118
    Now in its 5th year, this fun summer course takes a lighthearted approach to teaching some serious academic and organizational skills -and employs a set of proven tools to get it all done. Funny scenes from the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid prompt lively activities and discussion, all geared toward boosting your child’s organization and written production.

    Students become proficient in using Inspiration Software to:

    -Tackle the writing process: first plan and organize ideas, then start and complete writing assignments
    -Break down complex assignments: separate work into manageable chunks so it's easier to start, stay on track and complete
    -Organize information based on their preferred style: visual concept maps, outlines or both
    -Get teacher feedback before investing lots of time and energy: quickly "show" them the plan to ensure it's on track

    Students learn to use Google Tools to:

    -Manage time: use Google Calendar to create "print and post" schedules for the week (important due dates, after school activities, homework time, etc.)
    -Keep track of assignments: organize writing and classwork using Google Drive
    -Remember important commitments: set email or text reminders for scheduled events

    New this summer: Activities that teach about executive function:

    -The meaning of the marshmallow test (followed by one or two marshmallows)
    -What are these skills and why do they matter -in school and in life
    -How using the tools taught during the course will set them up for success

    The course also explores Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Through funny stories about actual students and the Wimpy Kid's cast of characters, participants explore the theme of choice and the benefits of good habits -in school and in life.

    For more information and to register, visit www.InnovativeLearningServices.com or email Dan.Leibowitz@gmail.com
    • August 18, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 21, 2014
    • 11:30 AM
    • 305 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    Now in its 5th year, this fun summer course takes a lighthearted approach to teaching some serious academic and organizational skills -and employs a set of proven tools to get it all done. Funny scenes from the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid prompt lively activities and discussion, all geared toward boosting your child’s organization and written production.

    Students become proficient in using Inspiration Software to:

    -Tackle the writing process: first plan and organize ideas, then start and complete writing assignments
    -Break down complex assignments: separate work into manageable chunks so it's easier to start, stay on track and complete
    -Organize information based on their preferred style: visual concept maps, outlines or both
    -Get teacher feedback before investing lots of time and energy: quickly "show" them the plan to ensure it's on track

    Students learn to use Google Tools to:

    -Manage time: use Google Calendar to create "print and post" schedules for the week (important due dates, after school activities, homework time, etc.)
    -Keep track of assignments: organize writing and classwork using Google Drive
    -Remember important commitments: set email or text reminders for scheduled events

    New this summer: Activities that teach about executive function:

    -The meaning of the marshmallow test (followed by one or two marshmallows)
    -What are these skills and why do they matter -in school and in life
    -How using the tools taught during the course will set them up for success

    The course also explores Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Through funny stories about actual students and the Wimpy Kid's cast of characters, participants explore the theme of choice and the benefits of good habits -in school and in life.

    For more information and to register, visit www.InnovativeLearningServices.com or email Dan.Leibowitz@gmail.com
    • August 18, 2014
    • 12:30 PM
    • August 21, 2014
    • 2:30 PM
    • 305 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    Now in its 5th year, this fun summer course takes a lighthearted approach to teaching some serious academic and organizational skills -and employs a set of proven tools to get it all done. Funny scenes from the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid prompt lively activities and discussion, all geared toward boosting your child’s organization and written production.

    Students become proficient in using Inspiration Software to:

    -Tackle the writing process: first plan and organize ideas, then start and complete writing assignments
    -Break down complex assignments: separate work into manageable chunks so it's easier to start, stay on track and complete
    -Organize information based on their preferred style: visual concept maps, outlines or both
    -Get teacher feedback before investing lots of time and energy: quickly "show" them the plan to ensure it's on track

    Students learn to use Google Tools to:

    -Manage time: use Google Calendar to create "print and post" schedules for the week (important due dates, after school activities, homework time, etc.)
    -Keep track of assignments: organize writing and classwork using Google Drive
    -Remember important commitments: set email or text reminders for scheduled events

    New this summer: Activities that teach about executive function:

    -The meaning of the marshmallow test (followed by one or two marshmallows)
    -What are these skills and why do they matter -in school and in life
    -How using the tools taught during the course will set them up for success

    The course also explores Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Through funny stories about actual students and the Wimpy Kid's cast of characters, participants explore the theme of choice and the benefits of good habits -in school and in life.

    For more information and to register, visit www.InnovativeLearningServices.com or email Dan.Leibowitz@gmail.com
    • August 28, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Office-Santa Clara, CA
    We live in an age where the assumption is that everyone should attend college. Is that true? We will ask the question of why a given individual should go to college (there are many correct answers!) and why a different route may be a better alternative. We will also discuss gap years, the ‘stepped college approach’, colleges with special programs, and solid alternatives to traditional 2 and 4 year colleges.

    Asuggested donation of $10 to offset costs. We ask
    that people RSVP by sending email to info@evolibri.com, indicating the event you plan on attending and the number of attendees. We hope to see you there!
    • September 25, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices-Santa Clara, CA
    Now that midterms are around the corner, discover the mysteries of why your student struggles with homework, and what you can do about it. Topics will include executive functioning impairment and sensory challenges, and how to remediate these beasts!

    A suggested donation of $10 to offset costs. We ask
    that people RSVP by sending email to info@evolibri.com, indicating the event you plan on attending and the number of attendees. We hope to see you there!
    • October 30, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices-Santa Clara, CA
    Just because our kids are neurodiverse does not mean that they are immune to the same urges and temptations as their neurotypical peers. This frank discussion will look at sexual trends and challenges in neurodiverse clients, medication, self-medication, and the ‘age of non-compliance’, as well as safety factors every client and parent should be aware of.

    A suggested donation of $10 to offset costs. We ask
    that people RSVP by sending email to info@evolibri.com, indicating the event you plan on attending and the number of attendees. We hope to see you there!
    • November 20, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Offices-Santa Clara, CA
    We will cover a broad array of topics, including: What will work look like for our millennial clients? What new opportunities are available now and on the horizon? What skills sets will be important, and how can your child attain them? We will also go over the services available to neurodiverse individuals, as well as offer a primer on ADA law, disclosure, and accommodations.

    A suggested donation of $10 to offset costs. We ask
    that people RSVP by sending email to info@evolibri.com, indicating the event you plan on attending and the number of attendees. We hope to see you there!

 

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