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LD/ADHD-related events held by other organizations.

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Upcoming events

    • August 21, 2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • September 18, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Evolibri Office 2900 Gorgon Ave. Ste 103 Santa Clara, CA
    EvoLibri is pleased to announce our job search workshop to be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00. Please see the back of this flyer for the dates. 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.

    Fee: $325 for the 5 week workshop

    Topics for this class include:

    Networking – Learn why networking needs to be a critical component of your job search. Professional organizations, conferences, workshops and job fairs are all great places to make connections with potential employers. We can help you create your personal networking plan.

    Your Resume and your cover letter – Improve your resume! Employers spend about 30 seconds reviewing each resume. Make sure that yours stands out. Bring along your current resume.

    Informational Interviews – Learn why they are important in today’s job market. Talk to the people that you want to work with. We will show you how to target interviewers, how to ask for an informational interview and what to ask once you’ve gotten one.

    Job Search Skills – Gain expertise in job searching and applying for quality jobs, target the companies you want to work for. Learn how to follow up with employers. Create a job search plan

    Interview Skills – Master some basic interview skills. Learn why non-verbal communication is as important as what you say.

    RSVP to: megan@evolibri.com

    • September 13, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission St, 7th Floor, San Francisco CA 94103
    Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) is an empirically validated, function-based approach to eliminate challenging behaviors and replace them with prosocial skills. Use of PBS decreases the need for more intrusive or aversive interventions (i.e., punish¬ment or suspension) and can lead to both systemic as well as individualized change. PBS can target an individual student or an entire school, as it does not focus exclusively on the student, but also includes changing environmental variables such as the physical setting, task demands, curriculum, instructional pace and individualized reinforcement. Thus it is successful with a wide range of students, in a wide range of contexts, with a wide range of behaviors.
    Presenter: Keith Storey, Ph.D., Professor of Education and the Special Education Program Chair at Touro University.

    Childcare and interpretation services available with pre-registration. To register call 415-920-5040. For more information go to www.supportforfamilies.org.

    • September 15, 2014
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Orinda Library Garden Room, 26 Orinda Way in Orinda, CA
    Leading experts STEPHEN HINSHAW, PhD, and RICHARD SCHEFFLER, PhD, tackle the tough questions on everybody’s minds and provide fact-based answers based on their research on the social, economic, and medical impact of ADHD on our society.

    ● Is ADHD is a real psychiatric disorder? If so, what causes it?
    ● Are we too quick to diagnose energetic children? Are we over medicating?
    ● Why do the rates of diagnosis vary greatly across the US?
    ● What role do parents, doctors, schools, our culture, government policies, the economy, the healthcare system, media, advertising, and Big Pharma play in it all . . . and where is it all headed?

    Sponsored by sos4students in partnership with Orinda Books (www.orindabooks.com)
    Based on their critically acclaimed book: The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance.

    Register Online: www.sos4students/presents-adhd or by phone: (510) 531-4767

    EARLY-BIRD RATES of $25/adults and $15/students if you register by SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    ($35/adults and $25/students on the day of the event)


    • September 17, 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission St 7th Floor, San Francisco CA 94103
    This workshop is intended to help families prepare for California disasters such as earthquakes and fires. Does your family have a plan with special accommodations? Sufficient emergency supplies? Do you know how to turn off you water or gas? We will review what you will need to help your family survive the next big one.
    Presenter: Carol Thrailkill, R.N., P.H.N., Nurse Consultant, Department of Public Health's Childcare Health Project

    Childcare and interpretation services available with pre-registration. To register call 415-920-5040. For more information go to www.supportforfamilies.org.

    • September 22, 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • October 27, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Evolibri Office 2900 Gordon Ave. Ste. 103 Santa Clara, CA
    Ages: 16 through 25
    Skills Taught: Communication skills through lecture, demonstration, and practice
    Taught by: Cohen Duncan, MA Marriage and Family Therapy
    When: Mondays starting September 22nd through October 27th, 4:00-6:00 pm
    Cost: $495 for six sessions (closed group)

    Topics for this class include:

    Talking the Talk – We’ll be starting things off by talking about conversation skills. We’ll also spend some time getting acquainted and finding out a bit about the other members of the group.

    …And Walking the Walk – Our bodies say a lot even when we’re not speaking. This group will look at what we communicate through body language and how to make sure we are “saying” the right things at the right times!

    Making the Grade – Being successful in class takes some special skills, no matter how smart you are. In this group we’ll focus on things like talking to professors, working in a group and asking for help.

    Campus Life – Make your time at school fun by learning how to meet people who share your interests.

    Confidently Yours – Learn about the ins and outs of getting a date. We’ll talk about how to approach someone, how to tell if they’re into you, how to ask them out, and how to have an awesome first date!

    Workin’ It – Like school, success at work requires special knowledge. We’ll cover interview skills, getting along with co-workers and bosses and how to handle it when problems come up.

    RSVP to: megan@evolibri.com

    • 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 08, 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission St, 7th Floor, San Francisco CA 94103
    The purpose of this training is to provide parents and professionals with the information needed to advocate for the special education programs and services for their children with disabilities or the children they serve through the Individual Education Program (IEP) process. Training topics will include: basic special education rights, referral procedures for special education assessment including the SST process, and parent rights in the IEP process with a special list of helpful IEP and advocacy hints outlining effective advocacy techniques.
    Presenter: Joseph J. Feldman, Founder and Executive Director, Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE)

    Childcare and interpretation services available with pre-registration. To register call 415-920-5040. For more information go to www.supportforfamilies.org.

    • 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!
    • January 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Co-sponsored with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

     

    This talk will provide a definition of executive functioning as well as descriptions of the many potential implications of deficits in this area.  Basic principles of executive functioning intervention will be covered.  To exemplify these principles, we will discuss specific behavioral strategies to help build executive functioning skills and compensate for deficits, as well as technology to support these strategies.


    Shayla Hulgan, M.A.

    Educational Specialist

    Children’s Health Council


    Shayla Hulgan, M.A., is an educational specialist and executive functioning coach.  After studying cognitive psychology and human development at UC Davis and working at the UC Davis MIND Institute, Shayla completed a Master’s program at Northwestern University in Learning Disabilities.  Shayla has been a classroom teacher and has worked in private practice as a learning specialist.  She is currently the Manager of Educational Services at Children’s Health Council and is building their executive functioning coaching program.  She also completes educational evaluations, provides one-on-one educational therapy, and runs groups to build executive functioning skills in middle and high school students.

    Audience:  Most relevant for parents and teachers of students in grades 5 – 12, but parents and teachers of younger students are also welcome to attend. 

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 9 am - 12 pm.

    Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Cost:  FREE

    To Register: please contact Support for Families at (415) 920-5040.

    Free childcare and interpretation services in Spanish and Cantonese are available for families who pre-register.

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